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North America Will Lead Card Based Access Control

Future Market Insights, a research firm in India, projects that the electronic card based access control market in North America will increase by almost $1 billion dollars over the next 6 years; market share in 2014 was approximately $2 billion and it is expected to increase to $3 billion by 2020.

Pallavi Guhe, senior consultant at Future Market Insights told Security Systems News that the North American market is expected to surpass all other global regions in the electronic card based market. She said that the 2014 global value was approximately $6 billion and it will increase close to $11 billion by 2020.

The report discusses two types of access control cards: smart cards and proximity cards. The report did not state which type of technology is the currently the most popular or which will prevail in the future. The report also reviewed the market by types of end-users; government, commercial, industrial, and residential.

“Commercial and industrial end-user segments are expected to lead the global market by value. Additionally, these segments are expected to show the leading growth rates for coming five years as compared to other end-user segments,” she said. Guhe said that crime and terrorist activities are driving the increase in market growth.

Healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical companies and financial institutions are increasing demand for card access control system, said Guhe.

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HID Global Introduces Hands-free Parking and Gate Control Readers

HID Global announced that it has added long-range ultrahigh frequency (UHF) solutions to its iClass series. This new solution will offer new options for opening doors and parking gates from a distance. It will provide a new level of convenience to users and enhance the flow of vehicles and people in and out of facilities.

The new long-range iClass SE readers and credentials will enable companies to combine parking gate and door access control on a single card. It will also allow the credentials to be read from inside a vehicle; up to 16.4 feet away from the reader. It has advanced encryption and there is a model that is weather resistant and extremely rugged for outdoor areas subject to harsh conditions. HID also produced a dual-technology smart card that provides a single solution for seamless door, parking and gate control.

The iClass SE U90 reader allows users in a vehicle to activate gate control and the “don’t stop” hands-free access to parking iClass SE U90 reader combined with the UHF credentials offers companies a long-distance option for parking gate control and an additional benefit of improved vehicle flow through parking areas.

These long range HID solutions are now.