This yearly report is a quantitative and qualitative report of 40 leading physical access control software manufacturers.
Companies in the Commanders category are the perfect blend of today and tomorrow. They are leading the industry. They have one eye on answering today‘s security needs, with the other on introducing new use cases such as wellness and convenience.
Companies in the Futurists category are forward-looking, and their technologies reflect this mindset. Although they appreciate the history and legacy of the industry, they work overtime to avoid using terminology associated with the Access Control industry because their attention is entirely forward.
Companies in the Traditionalist category focus on legacy technologies and have an adverse reaction to prioritizing new ideas or concepts. They may have been in a groove, but they‘re stuck in it. They have been selling the same way for years and lack creativity in reaching new markets.
Companies in the Settler category have historically focused on legacy technologies but have started to adopt the technologies forward looking customers want and expect. They take a horizontal approach to high security and struggle to go down-market.
We at Group337 used a qualitative, proprietary analysis method of 70 points of data, both publicly and privately available information and industry expert assessments. Each company was given the opportunity to provide information and customer assessments. In the end we weighed the data points and plotted them based on technology, market reach, talent, innovation engines, marketing and overall. IT Factor was used as a criteria in the overall assessment but was not plotted separately. Our goal is to provide a report that can help end users, investors, contractors, and the manufacturers themselves make an assessment and answer the question: “Is my access control system set up for today or tomorrow?” We think we have done that.