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Is Microsoft Poised to Disrupt Physical Access Control?

The effect of technologies such as the Cloud and the trend of integrating physical Access Control with Identity Management, have been well documented. What is less clear, is how the business will evolve and which companies will gain or lose market share. Our figures show the physical security product business in 2012 was worth about $20 billion (of this Access Control products took around $5 billion.) in hardware and around $45 / $50 billion at installed prices (excluding maintenance and services) - http://memoori.com/portfolio/the-physical-security-business-in-2012/ Access Control certainly seems to lend itself much better to Cloud services, more so than the much-hyped VSaaS (Video Surveillance as a Service). There has been lot of interest in VSaaS over the last 5 years but it has failed to take off as quickly as some predicted. The major reason appears to be bandwidth issues for streaming video, making the service expensive and not commercially viable in many cases. Small installations […]

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