Key Markets for Security Solutions
LEGIC Identsystems, based in Switzerland, enables companies around the world to deploy solutions with demanding security requirements based on contactless access and mobile credential management. Carl Fenger, Technical Communications Manager at LEGIC Identsystems provides insights on target markets and market trends.
What markets are key for LEGIC’s security offerings?
LEGIC’s end-to-end security platform is ideal for enabling applications that require secure, contactless management of the interaction between people and things. A very large and mature global market for the Security Platform is office, building and residential access control. “A fast-growing market segment is smartphone-based access management for resources such as shared vehicles, lockers and industrial equipment. A large and emerging market is Industrial IoT where trusted and auditable interactions between users and things is critical. This is particularly important for logistics, industrial equipment and building management,” says Carl Fenger.
The LEGIC Security Platform can be used in applications like:
- Access and Time/Attendance control to buildings, rooms and IT equipment such as printers.
- Applications where many users share a high-value resources such as vehicles, industrial equipment, and shipping containers.
- Applications requiring managed access to machines and sensitive information
- Smart city applications that enable autonomous permissioned control of a building’s operations in response to specific occupant requirements
- Closed-loop ePayment applications such as corporate canteen or vending services
What can you tell us about market trends?
“There is an increasing demand for contactless authentication and user-infrastructure interaction management across multiple market sectors. This is driven by the need to fulfill security and hygiene requirements due to COVID. In general, there is a trend towards touchless smartphone-based solutions, either as a replacement for or in parallel with existing smartcard-based applications such as hotel room and residential access,” says Carl Fenger, and continues: “In the industrial sector, the combination of contactless authentication and interaction management with Ultra Wideband (UWB) RTLS indoor-positioning technology is creating a new market for indoor navigation and resource authorization for employees, visitors and industrial robots.”