Lifespan of Electronic Access Control Systems

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 01, 2014

Just how long do end users hang on to access systems before they look to change? The answer may surprise you. Unlike video surveillance systems that turn over every seven years or so, the service life of access is much longer.

How much longer, and what is the impetus to change? In the update, we look at integrator survey results for the answer.

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  • "****** **** ** *** ******** ** ****** ******, **** **** not ****** ****. ********* ** ******* *** ******** ******* *** previous ********/ ************ ** ****** ******."
  • "**-** *****. *********** **** **********************."
  • "*** ********* ****** ** *** ****** *******, ***** ** **** too ********* ** **** *****."
  • "*** **** **** ** *** * ********'* ****** ** ******* of **** **** **** ****** **** ********* ****** ******* ********** from *** ************. *** ******** ** **** ********* ******* ***** existing ******** *** ********."
  • "**+ *****. *** ******** ***'* ******* *** *** ******."
  • "*****, **** **** ****** *** ** ***** ** **** ***'* have **."

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Other *******

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  • "*** ************ ********* (**** ** **) - ********* ** *** customers"
  • "**-** *****. ****** ** ****** **** ** *** ****, *** others **** ******** ********** *** ******* *** ******** **** *** systems."

*********** / ****************:** * ****** ******, *********** *********** ** *********** ***** ******. Old ******* ****** ****** ******* ********* ******** ** ********** ************* requirements. ******** ******* **** ******* ** *********** *** ***** ******, as ******* *** **************** ******* ********* ********* ** ****** ********** to ** ***-********.

  • "** ******* **** ***** ********** ** **** ** ******** ********-****** upgrade, ********* ** ******* *********** **** ***** ******** *******."
  • "****** ** ***** ****** ****** ******* ***** ********* ****'*. ** have ******* ******* ****** ******* ** ****** ******* **** **********."

Comments (8)

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* ***** **** ** ******* *** ******** ******** **** *** general ** ********, *** *****'* **** ** ********** ***** ** if *** **** ***** ** ****.

*** ********** ** *** ***** *** ****** *** **** **** generally * ******** ***** **** ****** ***** ****** ******* ********** for ** ***** *** ***** ****** *********** * ****** ** a *** ********. **** *** ****** ** ** ************ ** controllers *** *** ****** ** "*****" *** ******** ******** ** some ******* ** **** ****** ***** ** ******* ***** ******* will ** ** ***** **** ******. *** ****** ** ******** technology ** *********** ******* *** ****** **** ******** ****** ** replace ***** ****** ******* ******* **** *** **** ***** ***** since ***** ******* ********* ** *** **** *** ************ ** interface ** ***** ******* ** * **** *****.

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********,

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"* **** ** ***-**** ***** **** *** ******* ******, *** maybe * *****/******* ****** **** *** ****'*"

** ***** *** ******** *** ** ***** **** *** ******** of ******/ ********* ** * ***** *****? ** ***** *** enough *********** ** **** ****** **** ***** ****** *** **** as **** ** ****?

Nope. (in regards to feasible way to pitch, not lack of benefits)

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