Access Control Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Access Control Market is segmented by Type (Hardware, Software, and Services), End-user Vertical (Commercial, Residential, Government, Industrial, Transport and Logistics, Healthcare, and Military and Defense), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


9.8 %

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Market Overview

The Access Control Market was valued at USD 8.23 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 14.43 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 9.8% over the forecast period 2020 - 2025. Presently, cloud-based access control and video management solutions are in trend. Each access card, fob controller, calendar permission, and technology upgrade is integrated via cloud security, so updating secure access changes are both mobile friendly and globally scalable. New doors, offices, and users can be added to the system at any time for greater convenience, with benefits provided, such as quicker installation time, automatic software updates, flexibility and mobility, and managed services with increased cyber security.

  • Deployment of wireless technology in security system is a key driver for the market studied. Wireless access control sends data to system control panels via a wireless radio signal, where wireless sensors are easy to move, which keep track of all sorts of unique things around the home, with real-time alerts that keep aware of what is happening. Moreover, wireless intrusion detection and prevention systems also enable protection of a wireless network by alerting the wireless network administrator in case of a security breach.
  • Due to increasing crime rates globally, public security is a growing challenge. Access control systems play a major role in urban security, by enabling end users to exercise greater control over their domains. The most effective way of protecting personnel and assets from theft or harm is to limit physical and virtual access to only those individuals who can be identified and evaluated. Modern access control systems are automating this process with capabilities, like encrypted communications, which enable authentication by credentials, biometrics, and mobile devices. 
  • However, due to less awareness among users about advanced security solutions and its usage in various applications, the growth of the market can be a challenge in the future.

Scope of the Report

The access control market is growing, as various types of cost-effective security systems increase the inclination of individuals toward its usage. Furthermore, preference for wireless and IoT-based security systems in various applications and rapid urbanization are the factors expected to support the growth of the access control market in the near future.

By Type
Card Readers
Biometric Readers
Electronic Locks
Multi-technology Readers
Hardware Types
By End-user Vertical
Transport and Logistics
Military and Defense
Other End-user Verticals
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
Latin America
Middle-East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Healthcare Sector to Hold the Major Market Share

  • In terms of the end-user industries, the healthcare sector is expected to drive technological transformation within the market. Critical health information can be linked to a duplicate medical record or an incorrect one. This affects patient’s safety and reputation of the hospital.
  • The increasing number of data breaches in the United States healthcare industry is giving rise to the adoption of biometric scan software. In 2018, Qualcomm Life, Arm, Philips, ForgeRock, Sparsa, and US TrustedCare announced that they had teamed together to establish “OpenMedReady“, a standards body focusing on ensuring that the patient data used by healthcare practitioners is accurate. They indicated that smartphone-based fingerprint recognition is likely to be a key element in their framework, as a means of tying medical data directly to patients.
  • Controlling access to private health records is a crucial way of enhancing the overall security of patient data. Therefore, by ensuring that only the certified and essential personnel are granted access to sensitive data, thus, this reduces the risks of data breaches and theft.
  • Multi-factor authentication, which mandates users to verify their identities through two or more methods of validation, is among the most-recommended approaches a healthcare sector can use.

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North America to Increase the Adoption of Access Control Solutions

  • Due to increasing cyber and malware attacks in the region, several governments and security agencies are compelled to enhance security features in their transactions through the deployment of RFID and biometric technologies. Thus, this is further contributing to the overall growth of the access control market. 
  • The United States accounts for a significant portion of the global demand for access control systems, as the users in the United States that are mainly targeted are the employees, who have administrative access to organizational systems, providing hackers a complete access to the systems. This challenge can be addressed by using strategic IAM (Identity Access Management) strategies, such as shifting from passwords to biometric authentication. The cloud-based IAM deployment models provide various benefits, such as economies of scale, reduced costs, elimination of hardware deployment, and easier management. Their adoption is growing at a fast pace in comparison to the legacy on-premise deployment models.
  • In July 2018, Bitglass, a leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), entered into a partnership with Okta, an identity provider, to bring threat protection and real-time data security to companies moving to the cloud.

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Competitive Landscape

The access control market is highly fragmented with the presence of a few global players and local players in various regions across the world. These companies compete in various developed and developing markets, in order to gain higher market shares. However, these companies face immense competition from the local companies, which tend to offer effective but cheaper solutions. Thereby, the market has been witnessing a combination of new solutions with enhanced features and declining prices. Key players in the market are 3M Cogent, Inc., Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd., Honeywell Security Group, etc. Recent developments in the market are -

  • April 2019 - Honeywell highlighted its latest security and fire products at ISC West 2019 booth. Products, such as OmniAssure™ Touch, a new range of passive intent access control readers, are compatible with Honeywell’s existing security suites, including WINMAG, WIN-PAK, and Pro-Watch. Honeywell is highly focused on delivering life safety innovations that leverage connectivity to help create a smarter and safer world.
  • March 2019 - NEXT biometrics partnered with UniComm, an IT security developer and integrator, which may sell its biometric access control solutions in the Russian market. NEXT’s fingerprint scanning technology is likely to help UniComm to meet its customers’ demand for best-in-class solutions, which help them master present challenges and stay ahead of the curve.

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Deployment of Wireless Technology in Security System to Keep Track

      2. 4.3.2 Increasing Crime Rates Due to Urbanization

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Less Awareness Among Users about Advanced Security Solutions

    5. 4.5 Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hardware

        1. Card Readers

        2. Biometric Readers

        3. Electronic Locks

        4. Multi-technology Readers

        5. Hardware Types

      2. 5.1.2 Software

      3. 5.1.3 Services

    2. 5.2 By End-user Vertical

      1. 5.2.1 Commercial

      2. 5.2.2 Residential

      3. 5.2.3 Government

      4. 5.2.4 Industrial

      5. 5.2.5 Transport and Logistics

      6. 5.2.6 Healthcare

      7. 5.2.7 Military and Defense

      8. 5.2.8 Other End-user Verticals

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World

        1. Latin America

        2. Middle-East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 3M Cogent Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Hanwha Techwin Co. Ltd

      3. 6.1.3 Thales Group (Gemalto NV)

      4. 6.1.4 Bosch Security System Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Honeywell Security Group

      6. 6.1.6 Tyco Fire and Security (Johnson Controls)

      7. 6.1.7 Allegion PLC

      8. 6.1.8 Assa Abloy AB Group

      9. 6.1.9 Schneider Electric SE

      10. 6.1.10 Panasonic Corporation

  7. *List Not Exhaustive


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