How can access control add value to your business?

That’s the question we’re considering with our 2020 benchmarking study on security management and access control within multinationals. Want to know the answers? There’s still time for you to take part.

This year’s research builds on the benchmarking report we published in 2017 looking at the challenges and opportunities for multinationals. We’re now going even deeper to analyse how security management can help to optimise company-wide processes and bring value in other ways too.

Key trends emerging from this research so far

  • Lack of centralisation in security
    It’s straightforward and advantageous to unify security globally, but more than 53% of respondents so far say their security management isn’t centralised. One common reason is that the situation has occurred organically – after a merger, for example.

    The risks: 
    There are many downsides to decentralised security – not least the lack of convenience for employees using several sites. One of the main issues is that you don’t get enough oversight at a strategic level on the security risks, or opportunities for improvement, at each location. It also makes it difficult and costly to stay up to date with new security risks or developments such as privacy regulations.

  • Outdated systems  
    Around a third of respondents so far are still working with outdated systems.

    The risks: 
    Hacking and cloning of cards is much more prevalent on older systems, so access control systems are likely to be compromised. And outdated systems don’t offer added value in areas such as improved efficiency, transparency and flexibility that new access control systems can offer.

  • Poor futureproofing 
    58% of respondents so far believe their current security management system isn’t futureproof. The most common reason for this is complexity due to decentralisation and legacy systems. Another reason is that priorities often fall on more short-term, seemingly urgent matters.

    The risks: 
    The future always comes around faster than we anticipate, and some systems quickly become obsolete. By investing in a futureproof system, you can scale and adapt your security in line with your organisation’s changing needs and in response to new legislation, threats and opportunities.

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The topics we’re researching include:

  • Optimisation

How could your authorisation processes be improved?

  • Futureproofing

Do you believe your current access control systems have longevity?

  • Security management

How do you manage visitors?

"Our research is throwing up some interesting, and perhaps surprising, statistics,” says Frank ter Kuile, Marketing lead at Nedap. “The reason we invest in this benchmark research is because it gives a great understanding of what’s actually happening in the market of access control concerning multinationals today. So participants can see where some of the risks and opportunities might be for them. And we can develop and improve our products and services to offer even more value"

Frank ter Kuile Nedap Security Management

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The benefits of participating in this research

It’s really easy and completely free to take part in this study. And, when you do, one of our colleagues will discuss the findings with you personally. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge on what’s happening in the world of access control – in your industry and others. So you can check how you compare with your peers and, most importantly, what are the opportunities to bring more value to your business.

Multinationals from many industries are involved

We’re already talking to leading European multinationals from a wide range of industries, including IT, telecommunications, manufacturing, transport, finance, automotive, airspace, utilities, retail, real estate, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, media and food.

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