Identiv announced the release of Freedom Cloud, the cloud-based Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) offering for the Freedom Access Control solution. Freedom features the industry’s lowest equipment footprint and its cloud, subscription-based service gives organizations the option to pay as they go and only for what they need, equaling less investment and greater cash flow. Freedom Cloud empowers users to control their PACS via Freedom’s intuitive browser-based web administration.
Aren’t these the same? No, but they are related. Innovation is taking an existing product or concept and building something new and different that meets a customer’s need, whether they knew they had the need or not. Disruption completely changes how a product or service’s value chain is consumed and displaces an existing market. Clayton Christensen has put a lot of thought and research into the concept of how true disruption occurs.
Access control and the overall physical security market continue to grow at a rapid pace with no signs of slowing down. Market research expects the access control industry to grow to over $10B by 2022 which is about 9% CAGR. So, what’s driving this growth? There are several trends and disruptive technologies that are driving acceleration in a category that has traditionally been slower to migrate.
Physical security that was often a second thought weighing against information security, is entirely changing its pose today. With threats starting from people inside an organization to external entities, organizations across the globe struggle for managing their security posture day by day. To help CTOs, CIOs, and CEOs find the right Physical Security Technology solution provider, a distinguished selection panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts, and CIOReview’s editorial board has selected a list of Physical Security Technology solution providers that exhibit innovative technologies and strategies.
Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced Security Center Synergis SaaS edition. This new edition will offer a turnkey access control solution for easier deployment and maintenance. Synergis SaaS edition removes the need to purchase and install costly on-premises servers and streamlines maintenance, allowing the corporate IT staff to focus on other business-critical projects.
Feenics, Inc., Ottawa, Can., has achieved elite Platinum Partner Status for Mercury Security, Long Beach, Calif., indicative of the company’s commitment to non-proprietary hardware cloud-computing environments. Authentic Mercury Security is one of the most widely used and specified access control hardware brands in the world.