Survey Finds Access Control Becoming More Important in a COVID-19 World

A new survey from access control provider Nexkey shows that office workers believe access control is more important in a COVID-19 world.

In the survey of 1,264 office workers, 44 percent felt that access control is more important because of the pandemic.

It also looked at how many workers enter their offices. Key cards, fobs, or traditional keys are used by 75 percent of the respondents. Interestingly, 41 percent hard those stolen. 34 percent of respondents lent their access control device to others.

Interestingly, 41 percent said a smartwatch or smartphone would be their first choice to unlock doors over any other access control measure. More than two-thirds of office managers are also interested or very interested in managing access to their buildings with smartphones.

You can find the entire survey here.

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Brent Dirks is senior e-news/Web editor for Security Products and Network-Centric Security magazines.

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