16 Dec 2015
It’s Been a Wonderful Year!
The access control market, while typically slow moving, seems to be gaining traction as we close out 2015. Recent events have made access control solutions increasingly popular as our nation’s school campuses – both K-12 and higher education – race to find a solution that will keep their students, educators, faculty and staff safe. While terrorism is a top concern for most Americans, organizations worldwide have been hit with the realization that added security is something nobody can scrimp on.
This year we have seen a growing trend toward advanced biometrics, the development of more mobile applications for access control and important acquisitions that are putting smaller companies on the map. For Vanderbilt, the acquisition of Siemens Security Products business, as well as building our global brand and awareness, were top-of-mind in our operations throughout the year as was our continued focus on providing more than simply access control solutions to the marketplace.
In 2016, the security marketplace will see numerous new developments and shifting access control priorities, such as increased focus on hardening perimeters within schools and the reprioritization of classroom and school-wide security measures to meet their demands. As the new year approaches, we will continue to see growing popularity in the need for integration capabilities between human resource departments, event management systems and data between access control devices to help streamline installations and ease new system transitions. We will also continue to see mobile applications for security officials, along with the increased ability to grant access through mobile devices on various platforms.
Looking ahead to 2016, Vanderbilt is looking at ways to expand on our customer service and training initiatives, as well as bring in a number of new products that will give our partners an expanded access control portfolio to offer to their customers.
As we wrap up 2015, we would like to thank you for your continued support and for another great year. We look forward to working with you for years to come!
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