The technologies behind physical access control are constantly evolving. Smart card technology still reigns supreme, with good reason, as it meets the needs of many organisations today. But the steady stream of technological advances in access control means enterprises have a number of options available to them in this area.
It doesn’t make financial or business sense to upgrade access control whenever there’s a new development in the technology. Rather, organisations need to choose the technology that fits their needs now and in the foreseeable future, and plan upgrades as part of a coordinated strategy. This strategy should incorporate the needs of different physical locations, as well as any relevant regulations surrounding access and security. Most organisations will find that several opportunities to upgrade their physical access control will present themselves during the normal course of business. This Executive Brief discusses 9 such opportunities.
- Changing perceptions of physical access control
- Planning & strategies for access control upgrades
- Opportunities to adopt new technologies