Wireless/WiFi Access Usage Statistics 2022

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jun 08, 2022, 10:01am EDT (Info+)

In 2022, wireless and wifi locks are a niche, despite their 'all-in-one' design that eliminates running wires and network cables.

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In this report, IPVM shares the answers of 230+ integrators to the question:

In the past year, what percentage of new openings/doors are controlled with wireless/wifi locks? why?

Results **********

**** *** ******** ***** ***** * niche ** ****, **** **% ** responses ********* **** ******/ *** ***** it ** ***:

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*** ****** *******:

  • **** ********* **** *********
  • ******* *********** *******
  • *****/ *** ******* *** ******
  • *********** ** ***** **** *********
  • ******** ** *******
  • ****** ** ******* ************

WiFI/Wireless *** **** ** ****

***** ********* '*%' ** '****' ******* in **** **** **%******** ** **% ** ****. ***** ****/******** ***** **** *** some ******* ******** **** ***** * years, ** *** ******* **** * niche **** **** ***** **** ************ or **** ******* **** ***.

******* ***** ** * *********** ********, with **** ****** *** ********* ** maintaining **** ***** *********. ***** ***** have **** ******* ************ ** ******* Iron (**-** **********) **** *********** ******** batteries, *********** **** ***** ******** ******* replacement - ********** ** ****** **** doors.

***** ********** ******* ********** ******** ** lessen ***** *******, ** ****** ****/******** lock *** ** ****** * *****.

High-Cost *******

*** ***** ** **** *** ******** locks, **** ***** *********** ********* **** sell ****, *** ********* ** * negative *** ******* **** **** ********* access **********.

*** **** ** *** ******** **** expensive, *** *** *********** ***** ** work ** **** *** ********* **** to ****** ******* **** **** ********* as * ******:

  • "a ******* **** ***** **** *****. Also, **** ****** **** *** ***** to ****** ***** **** ********."
  • "**** **** *% ** *** **** but ****** ***** **** *** *** best *** *** *** ************* ******* retrofitting ** ******** **** **** ***** locks ** ********* **** ********* **** just ******** ** ******** ****** ** it."
  • "****, **** ** ********* *** **** are ***** ********* ******** ** * traditional *****, *** ************ **** *** ACS's ***** ** ** *********."
  • "*% ******** ***** ****** ** ** more ****-*********. ** *******, ** *** proven ** ** * ***** *******. Assa ***** ** ******** ********** ****! Has **** ** * *** ** money."
  • "*-**% *** **** ** ********* ** still *** **** ******-**** *** ******** solution *** **'** ***** *** ** a ***** ***** ******** ** *** less *********"
  • "*, * *****'* ****** **** **** to ******* *** **** ** ******** yet."
  • "**% ** ****. *** ****-********* (**** doors *** ** *****), *********** *** maintenance."
  • "****** ****. *** ***** ***** ** a ********* *** ***** ******** ******** to **** ******"
  • "****. **** ********** **** ********, ********** Onity *** ***. **** ****** *** mediocre *********** **** * *** ** out ** *** ********"
  • "**% **** ********. **** ** ***** high ** * *** ** ****** used ** ***** ***** **** ******* install ************."
  • "*. ******* ** *****."
  • "*% *** ***** *** *********, ****** be ********, **** * **** **** time, *** *** ****."
  • "****, ** **** ***** *** ******* cost *** *********** ******** *** ******** locks *****'* ******* *** ********** **** for *****. ** **** *** **** when ** ** ********** ** *** a **** ** *** ****."
  • "****; ** **** ***** *** ********** cost *** *** ******** ****** ********* the ************ **** ** ********** *******. there *** **** **** *** ***** but *** ******* ** **** ***** do *** *** **."

Battery *****

************, *** ********** ** ***** ********* was ********* ** * *********** ************. The **** ** **********, **********, *** locally ********** ***** ********* ** ********* not * ****** **** *********** ********* systems:

  • "****. **** **** ***** ** ***** and **********. ****** ** *** **** to ****** *********."
  • "****. ******* ** *** *********** ******** to ******* ********* - **** ** it ** ***** *** *****."
  • "**% ** ****. *********."
  • "****** **** ******** ***** *********."
  • "**** **** *% *** ***** ********* Ongoing ******* *********** ************"
  • "********* *** * ********* *** **** locks ******* ********* **** *********** **** traditional ***** *****."
  • "** *** ****** * ***** ******** in ******** ***** ** ******* ********** improves, *** **** ****** **** **** hardwired, *************"
  • "****, *** * *** ** ********* batteries."
  • "*% *** **** ******. ******** ******* replacement *** *********** ****** *** **** of *** ******* *** **'* *** as ******"
  • "*% **** ********* *** ***** *** sold ** ******* ****"
  • "*%. ** *** ******** *********** ** that ** ****** ********* ***** ******* of ***** ************. ** * ** installing *****, * ***** ** **** install ********** **** *********."

**** ********* **** **** ** ** physically ******** ****** ****** ***. ***** changes *** ********** *** ********* **** multiple ****** ** ****** ***, ******** must *** ********* ** ***** ******.

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Risky/Trust ********

******* ******** ********* ******* ** * general **** ** ********** ** *** security ** ******** *****, ** *** vulnerabilities **** ***** ********* **** ******** WiFi ********:

  • "**** **** ** ****** ****. ********* still ***'* ***** ******** ********* ****** to *** *** ******** ******** ***** it."
  • "*% *** ******* *** ****** ******* or ******* *********, * *** ** which ***'* **** ** **** ******** wireless **** ** ********* ** **** as **** **** ** ******."
  • "*, ***** *** **** ** ***** very ******** ** *********."
  • "** ** *** *** ******** ** all *** ** *** ** ******** tools **** ********* *** *** *** disable ** ****** ********."
  • "**** - ** **** *** ******** wireless ** ***** *** ***** ******** issues."
  • "*%, *** *****"
  • "****. ***** **'* **** **** ** guarantee ***** ******** **** ******* ********* with ******. **** ******* ******** ** easy *****, **** **** *** ******* huge ******, ******* ******* **** ** the ****** **** *****'* **** * smart ****."
  • "*%. **** ****** ** *** **** the ********** ****** *** ******** *****."
  • "** ****** ** **** *** ******** locks. ** ****** *** ********* *** security ** *****."
  • "**, *** ************ ** ******** **** iron **** ******. *** ******** ******* are *** *******."
  • "*% - ***'* ***** ********"
  • "**** ****** many ****** *******, ***** *** *** very **** ***** ** *******, ******** and ******** **** ******** ******** ** this *********. *** * *** **** cables **** **********. ** **** ** WiFi ***** - **** **** ** cannot *** ******."

Increasing ********

**** *********** ********* ****, **** ****** current ********/**** **** ***** ** ***, overall ******** ** ******* *** **** expect ********** ** ********.

  • "**% *** ****** ** ******* *** wireless *********. **** ******* *** **** of ****** *** ******** **** *********** in *** ***** ** *** ************* of *** ********. ** *** ***** hand, *** **** ** *********** (*******), the ***** ** **** ***** *** fittings ** **** ** *** ****** wireless ***** ***** ****** ***********."
  • "***** **-**%, *** **** ** ********** each ****. ******** ***** *** ******** more ********, **** ******, **** *******-**** and *** *** * **** **** part ** ****** ******* *******."
  • "****, *** ** **** ** ***** more ** *** ******."
  • "*% *** * *** *** ****** for ******** ***** ****** *******."
  • "**% *** *******."
  • "*** ******** *** ** ****. ***** up ** **/**. ******** ***** *** less ********* *** ** *** ***** a *** ** *****-****** *** *****."
  • "**'* **********."
  • "***** **% ** ***** *** ******** locks. ** *** ******** **** ********* doors *** *******. *********** *** ********."
  • "**** *** ********** *** **** ***** to ******* *** *** ****."
  • "** **** ******* ******* **** ******** readers, **** ** ** ** **%, but **** ** **** ***** ** easier ** ******* ****."
  • "** *******. ** *** ****** * large ******** ** ******** ***** ** battery ********** ********."
  • "*** ********** ** ******** ***** ********* last **** ***** * *** **** the ******** *****. * ***** *** about *% ** *** ***** ** installed **** ********. ***** **** *** not ***** **** * *** *** that ** * *** ******** ** probably *% ** **** *****."

*** ***** **** ***** ******** ********** could ****, **** ***** *** ***** 'goofy' *** **** ********** ********** ****** widespread ***:

  • "******** **** ******** ********** ** ******* and ** *** *** *********** ******** for ***** *% ** *** ********, but *** **** ***** ** ***** as *#%@(."

Poor *********** **. *****

******* *********** ********* ******** ** ***** less ********, ******-**********, *** ******* **** complex **** ******** ***** ******:

  • "*%. *** *** **** * ***** for *** ******, **** ********* ** ours **** ****-**** *** ********* ****'* convinced ******** *** **** ******* *** real-time ** ***** *** ********** **. conventional ***** *******."
  • "**% *****, *% *****. ***** ******** no ******* *********** *** ******** *** BLE *********** ** ******** *******."
  • "*** * **** ***, **** **** 1%. **** ** *** ****, **** of *********** **** **** *** ** real *** ****. ** *** ******** a ****** **** ***** ******** *** usually ******* *** **** *********, ** batteries *** ******* ** ****."
  • "****. ************ **** **, *** *** customer *** *** **** *** ******* / ******* ******."
  • "** **** *** **** **** ********/**-** locks *** ** ********** *** **** trusting **** ** **** *********."
  • "*%, *** ******** ** *** ********* are **** ***, ****-**** ******** ******* that ******* ****** *****."
  • "****, ******* ** ****-**** *********** **** I ****** ********* ***** *** ***'* have ** ***** ***** ******** ********** issues."

Weak ******

*********** ****** **** **** ********* ** not ******* * **** ** ****** to ****** ******** *****, *** **** is * ***** ****** ** ******** their ***:

  • "*% *** ********** ** ******** *****"
  • "** **** ** ******** ***** ******** yet. ********* ****** ****** *** *** installs. *** ****** **********, **** ******** the **** ** *** ******* **********."
  • "* ***** *** ***** **%. ********* still ****** ** ******** **** **** allows **."
  • "*% ********* *** **********."
  • "****. **** ** ** ********* *** interested ** ****."
  • "****, ******** ******* * ********* ********."
  • "**** *** *% *****. ** ***'* get * *** ****** *** ** but * ***** **** ** ********."
  • "*, ***** *** **** ** ***** very ******** ** *********."
  • "*% ** **** ****** **** ********* about ****/******** ***** *** ******** **** but **** *** ** *******."
  • "*%, ******* *** **** *** *** arise."
  • "****, ** * **** ** ** region ******* ***'* **** ** *** security ********* ** *** ***** ********* network, *** **** *** *** ********** by *********."
  • "*. *** **** ****** *** ******** locks. "
  • "****** ***’* **** ** *** *** upfront **** ** ********* ****** *******."
  • "* - **** ** ****** *** us."
  • "*%. ***** *** ****** ** *** sites ** ************.
  • "*% ** *** ** **********."
  • "** ** *** *** ****** **** in ** *******."
  • "****. ** *********** *** ** ** any *******."
  • "**** ***** *%, *** * ***** demand *** ** ** ** **** not *** *** ********."
  • "***** *** ****** **** ** ** all. ******** *** ** ******* ** change ********* *** ****/**********, ********** *** new ******."

*********

*************, **** ********* * ******* ******* wireless **** ** **** **** ******** systems *** ********* ***** ***** **********, rescoping *** *** ******** *** ********* them ** *** ********/**** ** ***** doors ** ***** *** ** ****** or *** ******:

  • "****- *** ****** ** *********. *** confining ** ** **** **** ***."
  • "** *** **** *** ****** ***** they *** *** **** *** *** new ************* ******* ************ ** ******** door **** ***** ***** ** ********* more ********* **** **** ******** ** electric ****** ** **."
  • "**** ** **** ** **** ** new ****** ****."

Application-Specific ***

** *** ******** **** *** ******** locks, **** ** ******* ******* ****** use ** ***, ***** ******** ********* specific ***** ** ******** ***** ***** they *** * **** ***.

********** *** *********** ************, *-**** ******** locks *** ******** ****:

  • "*%. ** **** *** ******** (*-****) locks ** *********** ************. ** ****** wired ***** *** *** ********** ************ because ** *********** *** ************* ** both *** ******* ********/********."
  • "***********, ****** *** **** **** **%, commercial *** ********** - **-**%. ** later ************, ******** ** ******** *** low-usage ***** **** **** ********** *****, etc."
  • "**% ** ** * *** ** condo/suite **** *** ***** ***** ******* wireless/wifi *****. ** **** ********* ** use ********* ***** *** **** ******** for *** **** ****, *** ** are ****** ******* * ****** ********** of ******** *****."
  • "** ***’* ** **** **** **** locks. ******** ** **** **** **** wireless ***** ** *****-****** ************. (********/*****)."
  • "*%, ******* ** **** ** ********* in *** *********** ******, ***** **** solution ** ********** (** ***** ** our ******** ******)."
  • "******** **** *******. ** ****** ** always *** ********* **** **** **** we *** ****-********* ***** ** *** remote ******."
  • "*% *** ***** ***** ****."
  • "**'** ***** ********* **** ***** ** a ********** *******, *** * ***'* believe *** *** *********** ******, ******** mostly **** * **** **********."
  • "**** *** ******** **** *********** *****.*** Zwave."
  • "** ***’* ** **** ******** *** Paxton’s ******* **** *** *** **** for ******* *** ********** *****. **’** tried ******* ******** *** ***** ***** but ** **** ***’* **** *** UK’s ******* ********, **** ******** ***’* allow **** ** ******** *****!"
  • "**** ******* ****** ** *********** ****-**** applications. ** ***** **/** ********* ** the ********** ****** ** *** ***** couple ** ******."
  • "**% - ***** **** ** ** student *************, ***** **** *********** *** tend ** ** ********* *** ***** environments"

Comments (5)

** *** ****** **** ** ******** with ***** *** *** ********* ***** where **** ** *********** *** ***** doors ** ******* **** *** ******* to ********* *** ****.

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***, **** ****** **** ******** ****'* usually *** ****, *** ***** *****, few *** *** *********.

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** ********** ** *** **** ***** because ******* **** *** **** ******** about *** **********. **** **** *** it ***** ** * *** ** intrest.

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* ********* ***** ****'* ** ***** one ******* ***** ********* ***** *** for *** ***********. 😁

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*** ************* ** ***** ******** ***** have ********* ************* **** *** **** couple ** *****. *'* ********** *** company **** **** ********* ** ***** 2500 ***** ** *** *** ** the ****. ********* **** *** **** a ******* *** **, *** ** offer ******* ********* ***** *** ******* yearly ******* ***********. *** ***** ********* locks, ****** ******** ** ***.

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