Favorite Access Control Credentials 2020

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 15, 2020, 09:14am EDT

Credential choice is more debated than ever, with hacking risk for 125kHz and coronavirus driving demand for touchless solutions, what credentials would be the favorite?

IPVM Image

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

  • 125 kHz
  • 13.56 Mhz
  • Biometrics
  • The Cheapest Option
  • Mobile
  • Others (e.g. PINs, QR Codes, Magatripes, etc.)

Inside we break down the results, comparing the market changes to our 2018, 2016, and 2014 results.

Credential ******

*** **** ********* **** 13.56MHz ** * *********:

IPVM Image

****** **** *** **** 6 ***** *** ***** in *** ***** *****:

IPVM Image

Summary ** *** ********

  • ****** *********** ******* ** the '*********' **** **** over *% ** *** votes, ****** ******* ********** which *** **** ******* for **** **** * decade.
  • *** *** ******* *******, losing **% ** ******** votes, **** **% ** now **% ** ****.
  • **.** *** ***** ****** steady ** **.*%, ***** insecure *** *** ******** even *******.
  • ********** ****** ** *******, increasing ******** ** *%, not ************* ****** **** in ****.

Preference *** *********** *********** *******

**** **** **% ** votes, *********** **************** **.** *** *** 125 *** **** ***** remain *** ********* ******** type.

***** ********** ** *** exact ********* ***** ***** format *****, *** **** common *** **** ******* use ****** *** *** or **.** ***. *** reference, *** **** *****-********* between ****** ***** *** the ********* **** ***:

IPVM Image

*** ****, ********* ** explanation ** *** ***** formats *******, ***** ******** weaknesses, *** *********, *** our*********** ****** *********** *****.

13.56 *** ******* *** ********* ** "******"

*** **** ****** ******* detail **.** *** *******, often ************ ********* ** their '****** ********' ******** to *** ***.

***** *** **** ** copying *** ******* ***** older *******, ************ ** our**** **** ****** ******* With **** $** *** 125kHz **** ******, **** *********** *** sell **.** *** **** often, **** ******* ****** they ** ** ***********:

  • "** **** ***** ** almost *** *** *** projects ** *** **.*****. The **** ****** ** for ******* ********."
  • "**% *** *** **.** due ** ****** ********"
  • "**.** ** **** ****** and ***'* ***** ** cloning **** * $** Amazon ******."
  • "**** **** ***** ***** to ****** ** * more ****** **** **********. About **% ** *** installs *** ******."
  • "**.***** - **% *** to ******** ******* ***** proximity *** ** ******."
  • "***% ** **.** *** to *************."
  • "*** ******** * **** visibility ** * ***** approximate **% *** *** / **% **.** ***."
  • "** *** *** **** away **** **** *** to ***** ******* ** be ******."
  • "*** ******, ** *** generally ********** *** *******, not ****** ** *** ones, *** *** ******** issues **** **** *** significant."
  • " **.** *** -***% We ********* ******** ****** because ** ** **** secure *** **** ****** to ********* ***********."
  • "**% ******"
  • "**** *** *** ***; most *** **.**; ** is **** ******"
  • "*** *** *** ***** have **.*****. ** ****** 125kHz *** ** *********** being ****** ******"
  • "** ****** **.** *** due ** ******** *******"
  • "*** ** *** ******** use ******. ** ******* it ** *** ******** a *** ***** ***. It ***** ** ********* future ********* ***** **** security."
  • "**% **.** ***. *** most ***** ********* *** also **** ******."
  • "friends *** ****."
  • "** ****** ** *** 13.56MHz ****** ** ** is ****** ** ** more ******."
  • "******* *** ******** *******."
  • "**% *** **.** ***** and **** ******."
  • "**% ** ****** *** to ******* ******** *** our ******'* *************"
  • *** *** ****** *** Existing
  • "***** ******* ***** *** 125kHz, ***** **** * large ****** ***** ******"
  • ">*% *** ******, ******** in ***** *** ***'* have * **** ** change"
  • "** **** **** ******* who ****** ** ****** but *** *** ******** are **.**."
  • "*** *** ******** *** using **.**; **** ********* to ********, ***** ******* are ***** ***** *** prox."
  • "**** ******** *** ***** using ******, *** ** try ** ***** ** smart ***** ** ***** as ********."
  • "***** *** ***** * handful ** ****** ********* who **** *** ******** to ***** ***********."
  • "** **** **** *** Khz *********** *** *** systems."
  • "**** ** *** ******* have ****** *******. ** start ** **** **** to *** **** ****** formats."
  • "* *** ** ********* already **** * **** card ** ***. ** always ********* ********* ** I-Class ** ****** *** sometimes *** *********** ********** of ********* ******** ** too *****."
  • "*** **** ******* ** have **** *** **** are ********* **** **** too **** ******* ** switch **** ** **** and ** *** ****** phasing **** ***."
  • "** ******* ******* ******* that **** *** **** 125Khz, ******* *** ******** requests **. **** ******* it ******* ***** ***** still **** ***** ******* that **** *** ******** using * **** ***."
  • "125KHz *** *** *** legacy *** *** ********* who ****** **, ***** being ******** ** *** security *****."
  • " *** ********* ******* have ****** ** **** a ****** ***** ********** with *** ******* (*** example *** *******, ******** access ******* ...)"
  • "**** *** ******, *** system ****** *** **** have ***** ****...."
  • "*% ******, **% **.*****. It's ****** *** ** existing ********'* *** ******* to ** ******* *** rebadging ******* ***** * majority ******* **** ****** prox *******."

Cost ** ******* *********** ******

**** *********** ***** *** security *********** ** ****** away **** *** *** comes ** * *****.

** ******* *****, *** higher **** *********** ***** 13.56 *** (** ***** credentials) ****** ******* ** the ****** ** ****** new *******, ******-****** *****, and *** *********** ****** of ********* ****** ****:

  • "***** ** * ********* lack ** *** ** their **** ** ****** in *** ******* *** credentials. **** ** *** feel ***** ** * significant ******** **** ** "stay *** ******"."
  • "***% ******. ***** ** Mifare ** *** ****"
  • "***% **** ** *** give * ******** ****** they ** *** *** cheapest."
  • "**/** **** ** ********* and ********* ******* ** the **** *** *** existing *******."
  • "** ***'* *** ** sell ****** *********** ** all. ** ******* **** for ****, * ******* send **** ** ****** link ** ********* *** selling **** ** *** same ***** ** **."
  • "**% ****** - **% 13.56MHz *** ** ****, most ********* ***'* **** to *** *** *** higher ********."
  • "************* **** ** ******* a ****** ** ******* with ******** ****."
  • "**/** **** ****** ***** prefer ***** * ******* type ** *******."
  • "********* *** **** ***** of *** ***** ** 125kHz (****** ******, ***.) but **** **** ********* is *** ****** *** inconvenient."
  • "**% *** ******, *** we *** ****** ** go **** **** ****** formats ** ****** ****. Cost ** *** ******* factor."
  • "**** *** ****** ******* clients *** ****** ** the ***** ** **.*** and ***'* *** ** as * *** ******."
  • "**/**. **** ****** ********* value."

*** * ****** ************* of *** ******* ** manage ********** *******, *** the ***** ******** ** each ******, ********** ****** ****** ******* Migration *****.

Biometrics **********/ ***** ******

** *** '***********' ***, while ****** **** **** mobile *** ********** *** gains, ********** ************* ****** near ******** ****** **** only ***** ******, ** to *% ******* ** 'favorite' ** **** **** 7% ** ****.

***********, *** *********** *** most ********* ******* ** require ********** ******** * reader ** ***** ** be **** ******* * huge *********** ***** *** many, ********* ******** ************ and ****** *********** ***** as * ******.

******, *** **** ** voiced ** ***********, *.*.,**** *********** **** *********** Readers?, ******** ** *********** for **** ***** ********** types.

Where ** **** ***********?

******* ********** ***** *********, biometric **** *********** ******* a ****** ********** **** is ******* *** * preferred **** **** ** integrators.

******* *** ** ******** problems, ******** ********,************* **** *****, ** **** ****, most *** **** *** comfortable **** ****** *********** in ****.

Mobile ******

****** ****** ** *******, especially ***** ******* ** Coronavirus ************, '*********' ****** solutions **** ******** *** interest ** **** ******* for ********* **** ******** contact ****.

** ******* ********* ********** the ***** *** ***********, mobile **** ********* ****** resellers ********* ******* / RMR **** *********** *****, fobs, *** '***-******' ******* do ***:

  • "** **** *** **** and **** ******** *** mobile *************, ***** **** offers ****** ****** ** security. ****** **** ***** us ** *********** ** gain **** *** ** a ****, ** ** is *********."
  • "** *** ********* ********* existing ******* ** **.***** and ****** ****** ** we *** **** ** future ***** ********."
  • "** *** ** **** of *********** ***** *** these *** **** **** Bluetooth *** *** ****, even ****** ****** ** available *** ****** ****** used"
  • "******* *** ** *** standard *** **** ********* Mobile ***********."
  • "*** ** ********* ***** to ******** *******. ******** new ** **.** ** Mobile."

*** ****'******* ****** ******* ************** ****** ******* *********** **** ** **** segment.

** **** ******* *** growth ** ****** ****** in ******* ****** ** an ******** ****** ********* 'In *** **** ****, what ********** ** *** openings/doors *** ****** *********** and ***?'

Comments (6)

  • "friends *** ****."

** **** ****** **% of ***** ******* ***** their **********?

*** ***** ** ********* in * *** ****** above ** **** *** the ******** ** ******* there ** ** **** world **** **** ** someone **** ***** * card & ** *** end ** *** *** you *** ******** ******** all *** ** ***** institutions ** *** ****** wanted **.

******* ****** * **** and *** *** *** into **** ******** - why ***** **** **** to ** **** ? what **** ** ****** if **** ** ? - ***** *** ******** process *** ***** ******* when ***** **** *********** costs ** ****** **** 125Khz

** **** *** **** of *********** ***** **** would ** ** *****, then ***'** ******** *** using ****** ******?

******* ****** * **** and *** *** *** into **** ******** - why ***** **** **** to ** **** ? what **** ** ****** if **** ** ? - ***** *** ******** process *** ***** ******* when ***** **** *********** costs ** ****** **** 125Khz

*********** ***** *** ******* been (******* ***********) ***** spent ** *** ****** control ** *** ****, using * **** ** easily *********** ***** ** render ** * ***** of *****.

*****/********?

** ***** - * would *****, *** ** point *** **** **** if *** **** ****** 125Khz - *** * commitment ** ****** ** and *** ****** **** / ************ ***** ** part ** *** ******** process. ** *** ** their ***** **** ***** install *** *** ** a *** *******.

**** ** *********** #* notes - **** ***** to ****** ********* *****'* automatically **** *** * lot **** ******** ** the ****** ** **** using *** ******* ****** DES ********** ***** *** been ****** ******** ***** 1999 & ****** *** is *** ******** - albeit **** **** **** significant ********** ** **********.

** ****, ***** **** but *** ****** ***** is ****** * **** of **** ************ ** proprietary ************, *** **** formats.

******* ****** ** *** card ** **** *** the ********** ** **** to ******** **** *********** to *** ******.

** *** *** ************ ask ***** ******* *** being ****, *** ************ which **** ** ********** they ******. **** ***** was ******** ** **** the ****** ****** ** 'make *** ****' ******* tech ********* *** ****/********** formats:

IPVM Image

Read this IPVM report for free.

This article is part of IPVM's 6,651 reports, 895 tests and is only available to members. To get a one-time preview of our work, enter your work email to access the full article.

Already a member? Login here | Join now
Loading Related Reports