Favorite Access Control Credentials 2018

By: 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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  • *** ***
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  • **********
  • *** ******** ******
  • ****** (*.*. ****** ** PINs)

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Credential ******

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  • *** *** *** *******: This ****, *** *** types **** ***** **%, down **** **% ****** *** **% ** ****.  
  • **.** *** *** **********: High-frequency, **** ****** ******* are ******* ** *****, now ** ** **% from ******** ******* ** 52% ** **** *** **% ** ****.
  • ********** ****:  ** ********, ********** ****** essentially ********* **** ******** ********** ***** **** tallied ~*%, ******* ******** *** '********* you ***' ********* ** never ***** *********, ****, or ****** **** *********** credentials.

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  • *** *** *********** (** Prox, **** **):**%
  • **.** *** *********** (******, ******): **%
  • ********** (***********/**********/****/****): *%
  • *** ******** ******: *%
  • ******: *%

Significant ********** *** *********** ***********

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125 *** ******** *******

*** ** *** ********* results ** ****** *** far *** *** ******* have ******* ******** ** 13.56 *** *****.

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*******, *** *** *********** report *** ******** ***** of *** *** *** significant ****** ** ******** all *********.  *** ***** comment ********* ******** ****** to *** *****, ** long ** *** ******** looks ******:

"****** ******* ** ** longer ***. **** ********* we **** **** *** well *********** **** *** manufacturer *** **********. ******** out * ****** ****** happens. **** * *** building **** **, **** integrating *** *** *** can ** ****, *** is ********* ***********. ***** issue **** ******** ********** technology. ** *** ******** win * *** *** because ** ************ **** cloning. *** ******** **** it ** ** ******* we *** ********* "****** looking" ********, *** **********, even ****** **** ****** 125kHz."

HID ******* ********* **** *********

**** ** ** ********* aspect ********* ********** ****** for **** ***********. ** our ****** ******* ** ask ******** ** ******** and ****** ********** **** costs. **** *** ****** of ******* ***** ** four ********, *** ******* street ***** *** *** formats, **** *** *** and ****** (**.** ***) is ****** **** *** 'open' ***'* *******-**** ****** ***********.

*** ***** ***** ********** the **** **** ** nearly *** *********:

******, ***** *** *** significant *********** ** **** part ** *** *****, MIFARE *** **'* ******** like ******* *** *** EV2 ****** * ****** and **** ********* ****** on * ***-********** *****.

Biometrics ****, ******** ******

******* *********** ****** ** the ******** *********** *** non-growth ** ********** ******** to **** *******. ** ~4%, ********** ** *** much **** **** ****** consideration *** ****.

******, **** *********** ****** biometrics *** *** * strong ******* *******, *** too ******, ** **** bad *********** **** **** have *** ** ******** that ******* **** ********** use:

  • "** **** ******** ** the **** **** ** haven’t **** ****."
  • "** **** ** ******** biometric **********, **** *** all ******** *** **********, integration, ** ********* (***** acceptance ****** ***** *********)."
  • "** ***'* ****** *** biometric *******. **** *** pretty ********* *** *** customer **** *****'* **** the ***** ********."
  • "**** *** ***** **** for ********* *******."
  • "** **** ****** ***********/**** but **** *** ****** sees *** ****/****** **** go **** **** *****/****."
  • "**** ****** ********* ************ in ******..."
  • "**** - ***** **'* just **** *** ******** we've **** *** **'** found **** **** *** have *********** & ********* issues."
  • "******** ** **** **** from *** *******."
  • "**** *** **** ****** to **** ** *******"

** **** ******* ********** in ******, ** ** upcoming ****** ********** ****** asking '**** ** *** favorite *********, *** ***?'

Comments (2)

I've had customers themselves who have used fingerprint readers in the past report them as unreliable. I think it's almost similar as video analytics- high initial expectations but the reality was underwhelming. Plus their high cost limits them to niche or minority use at a site where it's mostly still RFID for the majority of portals.

Agree. The difference is that with video analytics the reality is catching up to the hype ... we can argue about the speed this is happening but the technology is moving.  The best fingerprints will ever be are super long static passwords that are left everywhere we go. 

rbl

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