New Report Forecasts That the UK Access-Control Market Will Grow in Excess of 7% Per Year Between 2007 and 2011.DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c59493) has announced the addition of "Access Control Market Report 2007" to their offering.
In 2006, we estimated that the UK access-control market was worth PS290m at current end-user prices, including the cost of installation, with growth of 7.4% in current value terms from 2005.
The access-control market, as defined in this Market Report, is concerned with physical access control. Therefore, the report discusses access control for a site, building or area, as opposed to access control for data or computer networks. The products that can be described as physical access control include: audio and video entryphones; keypad A small keyboard or supplementary keyboard keys; for example, the keys on a calculator or the number/cursor cluster on a computer keyboard. See programmable keypad. entry systems; card and token-based access-control systems, which cover Wiegand cards, magnetic-stripe cards, barcode cards, proximity systems, long-range/ hands-free systems, systems to control vehicle access, smart-cards and dual-function cards; and biometric systems. Some systems incorporate more than one of these technologies for added security.
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The rising popularity of proximity systems, since 2000, has been encouraged by falling prices of proximity hardware. In 2005 and 2006, the continued success of proximity technology was helped by its accessibility for some disabled people (this is much easier than using cards that have to be fitted into reading machines). However, the sector appears to have reached its peak, and there is growing competition from hands-free systems and contactless smart cards A smart card that uses radio frequencies to provide a wireless connection to the reader. The transmission range is only a couple of inches, but allows the card to be quickly passed by a reader in applications such as secured entrances. See smart card and UltraCard. .
The sector for smart-card systems is showing growth, while biometrics The biological identification of a person. Examples are face, iris and retinal patterns, hand geometry and voice. Increasingly built into laptop computers, fingerprint readers have become popular as a secure method for identification. remains a relatively small sector, with potential for substantial growth in the future.
The trend towards integration of security systems with building-management and fire-protection systems continues. Access-control companies are offering products based on open architecture, which can be controlled over local-area networks Local-area networks
Computer networks that usually cover a limited range, say, within the boundary of a building. A computer network is two or more computers that communicate with each other through some medium. (LANs), or over the Internet, and which can be integrated with systems from other manufacturers. The possibility of transmitting security data over the Internet has, in turn, led to a demand for enhanced security in the form of data encryption data encryption, the process of scrambling stored or transmitted information so that it is unintelligible until it is unscrambled by the intended recipient. Historically, data encryption has been used primarily to protect diplomatic and military secrets from foreign .
We forecast that the access-control market will grow in excess of 7% per year, in current price terms, between 2007 and 2011. Growth is likely to be steepest for smart-card technology, although proximity and hands-free technologies will continue to take a large proportion of the market. Looking further into the future, there is huge potential for the adoption of biometric technology and for the greater use of access control by the residential sector.
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* Bewator Ltd
* BPT BPT Bridgeport (Connecticut)
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* Group 4 Technology Ltd
* Kaba (UK) Ltd
* Newmark Security PLC
* Stanley Security Solutions -- Europe Ltd
* ADT (Asynchronous Data Transfer) A transmission technique used in ISDN PBXs that dynamically allocates bandwidth. See also abstract data type.
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* Bell Security Ltd
* Chubb Electronic Security Ltd
* Initial Electronic Security Systems Ltd
* ADI-Gardiner Ltd
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