One must examine new trends in the area and anticipate the technology that will continue to shape these systems to comprehend what the future of access control holds.

Fremont, CA: Every year, it appears that the technology around us becomes more powerful. Consider this: the technology that people use today would have been unthinkable even five years ago. The same may be said for access control technology. Consider the technologies that will power your system when you develop the access control infrastructure in your building. Consider the trends impacting the future of access control in 2022 and beyond to guarantee your system remains effective for years to come.

Here are the trends shaping the future of access control:


Access control vendors are increasingly releasing their APIs so that their products can readily connect with others. Integrated devices speak to one another, allowing systems to share data and interact with third-party platforms. You can achieve efficiencies in your daily operations by using access control devices that interface with other property technologies.

Multi-factor authentications

Multi-factor authentication (sometimes known as two-factor authentication or 2FA) is an authentication method that requires users to provide two or more forms of identification verification. To put it another way, someone who wants access must have more than one credential or numerous sources of identification. Multi-factor authentication improves security by making it more difficult for unauthorized users to acquire access. Multi-factor authentication can safeguard both physical and digital assets.

Video access system

Video access control is gaining traction in 2022 due to its security-enhancing capabilities. Tenants may see who is asking for entry before allowing them in with a video access control system. That visual confirmation could mean the difference between allowing access to a trusted colleague or a complete stranger. The majority of video access control systems are video intercoms. Visitors can use these technologies to seek access from residents via video call. Residents will be able to observe and speak with visitors before allowing them to enter.