Joe Grillo, CEO of Acre, acknowledges a few main trends that have been around for the last years and continue to grow. He says: "I think cloud-based solutions are a huge trend and that is part of what we are doing. We are also continuing to see the growing trend of wireless locks making a greater penetration into door openings within facilities. And in addition, of course mobile – everything has to be interfaced by the users through a mobile device as opposed to a keyboard and computers."

Thomas Schulz, EMEA Director Marketing and Communications, Assa Abloy, thinks that one of the biggest trends is wireless access control. He says: "We see a big demand from facility managers but also from manufacturers of access control systems to integrate wireless access technology."

Dahn Sadarangani, Regional Sales Manager, HID, considers the fact that people are used to taking their phone everywhere as one of the main benefits with mobile access solutions. He says: "Of course adding your access control virtually to the mobile phone brings a lot of convenience, but also we start to see an improvement in efficiency as well, because you send out the mobile ID in an efficient way."

Finally, Pierre Racz, CEO of Genetec, who stresses that physical security is being merged with logical security and that big companies like Google are implementing a zero trust model – and other companies are following. He says: "What it means is that we do not have this magical thinking that you have a perimeter that is protected by a firewall and everything inside does not have to be safe anymore, because with bring your own device and people connecting all kinds of rogue devices on the network, that model does not work. With the new zero trust model both the computers and the people that are using computers on the network have different levels of trust and these levels of trust vary with time and with all the knowledge we can have about them."