The Wireless Access Control Report 2023, published by IFSEC Insider, features expert contributions from analysts at Omdia and leaders from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions. This collaborative effort brings together the expertise of ASSA ABLOY, a digital access solutions leader, to provide fresh insights into the ongoing digitalization of access control.

Richard Sharp, Director of Product Line Management, Digital Access Solutions at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, expresses delight in offering these new insights and emphasizes the report's focus on access control's potential impact on the broader business landscape. The report highlights access control as an enabler for business intelligence, cost efficiency, and improved sustainability performance.

One of the key focal points in the report is the growing importance of convenience, connectivity, and integration in access control technology. The survey conducted for the report reveals that 93% of respondents consider compatible and integration-ready standards to be crucial when choosing access control solutions. Access control is no longer solely about security but also plays a pivotal role in helping businesses work smarter by saving time and costs.

The report also highlights the rapid adoption of mobile credentials across organizations of all sizes and types, showcasing the significance of convenience in access control technology. Additionally, it stresses the urgent need for connected intelligence, emphasizing the importance of combining cyber and physical security within organizations.

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Another notable aspect highlighted in the report is the knowledge gap in traditional security and facilities management departments regarding forthcoming European cyber-security legislation. Only 12% of survey respondents reported being fully prepared for the implications of such legislation. The report calls for upgrading both systems and knowledge to address the rise of combined cyber-physical security attacks.

Moreover, the report underlines the current emphasis on cost and workflow efficiencies across organizations, creating an opportunity for security managers and directors to demonstrate their contributions to business success. The data gathered from security systems can be leveraged in various areas, such as managing hybrid work patterns and improving energy efficiency.

The report concludes by emphasizing the need to break down silos within security departments and integrate security with other business functions to thrive in today's environment. It offers a comprehensive analysis of trends and insights spanning 24 pages.