Favorite Access Control Credentials 2018

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 22, 2018

In this 2018 access integrator statistics result, which credential type holds the favored spot to unlock access doors?

More than 150 integrators told us their preferred credential format, their answers from options including:

  • 125 kHz
  • 13.56 Mhz
  • Biometrics
  • The Cheapest Option
  • Others (e.g. Mobile or PINs)

Compared to our 2016 and 2014 results, trends develop. Inside we break down the results, including how popular 125 kHz types are despite the security risks, and what typical HID format vs MIFARE cards costs.

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