2012-11-01 11:59:34 - Access controls market the largest in Japan and the US
The access controls market is the largest throughout Japan, where it is valued at US$1260 million, and North America, with a valuation of US$3,050 million.Across Europe the UK represents the largest region within the access controls market, showing a market value of US$820 million.Primary factors set to drive growth within the access controls market include the increasing concerns over safety and security among individuals and organisations, post recession resurgence in key end-use markets and technology developments. Furthermore, robust growth in demand from developing markets, particularly Asia-Pacific, augurs well for the market.Access control refers to exerting control over who can interact with a resource. Often but not always, this involves an authority, who does the controlling. The resource can be a
given building, group of buildings, or computer-based information system. But it can also refer to a restroom.Access control is, in reality, an everyday phenomenon. A lock on a car door is essentially a form of access control. A PIN on an ATM system at a bank is another means of access control. The possession of access control is of prime importance when persons seek to secure important, confidential, or sensitive information and equipment.Physical access control is a matter of who, where, and when. An access control system determines who is allowed to enter or exit, where they are allowed to exit or enter, and when they are allowed to enter or exit. Historically this was partially accomplished through keys and locks. When a door is locked only someone with a key can enter through the door depending on how the lock is configured.The use of smart cards is increasing in offices, education, and health sectors. Present examples include cashless vending, personal computer access, library systems, transport payments systems, authorising equipment use and attendance analysis.Biometric readers appear to have a promising future, but despite having been available for several years, still only have a small penetration in the market due to price and questionable reliability. Various technologies are available but finger print scanners are by far the most popular choice.With the recession now at its tail end, the access controls market will witness a quick resurgence of demand fundamentals, such as an increase in commercial and residential building construction, improvements in disposable spends, and an increase in infrastructure investments.Technological developments such as the development of more advanced, and higher value access control systems and efforts to integrate new advanced features and capabilities such as hybrid and wireless installations in to already installed access control systems, will also generate substantial demand for the access controls market over the next few years.For more information on the access controls market, see the latest research: Access Controls MarketFollow us on Twitter @CandMResearch
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