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Access Control (Industrial Report) - UK - December 2014

“There is potential for access control products to add more commercial value in terms of business intelligence as applications in the airport sector have shown. Innovation in the access control market is expected to increase due to the arrival of new companies in the sector.”
– Ben Harris, Industrial Analyst

This report discusses the following key topics:

  • How can manufacturers extend the functionality of access control?
  • What end-user markets are expected to generate significant demand for access control?
  • What is the expected impact of the influx of new brands in the market?

This report covers the UK market for access control security alarms and systems, including sales and rental income.

The access control market includes stand-alone equipment, audio and video entry systems, and online equipment. Stand-alone equipment includes equipment, such as cylinders, locks, readers and keypads, which is locally programmed and not linked to any other system. On the other hand, network equipment uses readers linked to a computer that manages a number of access points in the system.

Typically, an access control system comprises a key or smart card, a reader, a remote-site controller, a network and a host.

In its simplest form, a remote-site controller will take a signal from a card reader, process the validity of the card (either internally or via communication with a host) and activate an output, such as opening a door or a turnstile. More sophisticated systems will do more than this, for example by holding a portion of the database in memory so that it can make immediate access decisions (whether or not communication is in place with the host).

The system host can be considered as the centre of the system, communicating with the remote controller, providing a real time user interface for event tracking and administration, and collating transaction information for subsequent reports.

Access control systems are used to restrict physical access to car parks, buildings and designated areas within buildings. The same system may also monitor alarm points within a facility or around the perimeter; activate and automatically control CCTV cameras; control the local environment by monitoring conditions and interacting with sub-systems, such as air conditioning, internal and external lighting and fire alarms.

A credential is the tool that allows a person to gain access through a system. A credential can be a key card or smart card, a pin number or a biometric feature. This latter group includes fingerprint reading, facial recognition, voice recognition, retina, signature, facial geometry and DNA matching. To date, this sector only forms a very small part of the overall access control market, with a limited number of commercial applications.

With such a high level of industry fragmentation it is not possible to review all the companies in a report of this type. This report is not a directory of industry participants, and the following provides a synopsis of some of the operators selected as being representative of a cross sample of types of operator rather than necessarily the largest industry participants.

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Areas covered in this report
      • Executive Summary

          • The market
            • Consumer spending
              • Sector value and forecast
                • Figure 1: Germany: mixed goods retailers’ sales as % all retail sales, 2012-22
                • Figure 2: Germany: department stores’ broad product mix, 2017
              • Companies and brands
                • Leading players
                  • Market shares
                    • Figure 3: Germany: leading department stores’ shares of all mixed goods retailers’ sales, 2017
                  • Online
                    • The consumer
                      • Where they shop
                        • Figure 4: Germany: online and in-store shoppers at leading department stores, March 2018
                        • Figure 5: Germany: online and in-store shoppers at all department stores, March 2018
                      • Attitudes to department stores
                        • Figure 6: Germany: attitudes to department stores, March 2018
                      • What we think
                      • Issues and Insights

                        • So many changes of ownership – can they mark a turning point for the sector?
                          • The facts
                            • The implications
                              • How can the department stores regain market share?
                                • The facts
                                  • The implications
                                  • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                    • Spending on fashion has been weak
                                      • Clothing and beauty dominate sales
                                        • Sales of €6.4 billion in 2017
                                          • Long-term performance has been weak
                                          • Consumer Spending

                                            • Fashion store vs full range
                                              • Beauty – a core traffic generator
                                                • Homewares
                                                  • Figure 7: Germany: consumer spending on key department store product categories (including VAT), 2013-17
                                                • Share of retail sales
                                                  • Department stores’ share of clothing and beauty markets
                                                    • Clothing
                                                      • Beauty
                                                      • Sector Size and Forecast

                                                        • Department store sector size
                                                          • Figure 8: Germany: department stores, estimated sector sales (excl VAT), 2013-17
                                                        • Mixed goods retailers sector
                                                          • Figure 9: Germany: mixed goods retailers, sales (excl. VAT), 2013-17
                                                          • Figure 10: Germany: mixed goods retailers, forecast sales (excl. VAT), 2018-22
                                                      • Companies and Brands – What You Need to Know

                                                        • Changes in ownership
                                                          • Karstadt and Signa
                                                            • KaDeWe independent
                                                              • Kaufhof and Hudsons Bay
                                                                • Kaufhof and Karstadt dominate the sector
                                                                  • Department stores underperforming online
                                                                  • Leading Players

                                                                    • Active corporate history
                                                                        • Figure 11: Germany: leading department store retailers, sales, 2012/13-2017/18
                                                                        • Figure 12: Germany: leading department store retailers, outlets, 2012/13-2017/18
                                                                        • Figure 13: Germany: leading department store retailers, sales per outlet, 2012/13-2017/18
                                                                    • Market Shares

                                                                        • Figure 14: Germany: leading department store retailers’ shares of all mixed goods retailers’ sales, 2013-17
                                                                        • Figure 15: Germany: leading department store retailers’ shares of all mixed goods retailers’ sales, 2017
                                                                    • Online

                                                                      • Online activity
                                                                        • Internet access widespread
                                                                          • Technology ownership
                                                                            • Shopping online
                                                                              • Leading online players
                                                                              • The Consumer – What You Need to Know

                                                                                • A minority interest
                                                                                  • Kaufhof the most popular
                                                                                    • Online used in conjunction with stores
                                                                                      • Range and service
                                                                                        • Trust and prices
                                                                                        • Where they Shop

                                                                                            • Figure 16: Germany: online and in-store shoppers at leading department stores, March 2018
                                                                                            • Figure 17: Germany: online and in-store shoppers at all department stores, March 2018
                                                                                          • Who buys where
                                                                                            • Figure 18: Germany: department stores shopped at in the last 12 months, by age and income, March 2018
                                                                                            • Figure 19: Germany: online and in-store department store shoppers, by age and income, March 2018
                                                                                        • Attitudes to Department Stores

                                                                                              • Figure 20: Germany: attitudes to department stores, March 2018
                                                                                            • Attitudes by department stores used
                                                                                                • Figure 21: Germany: attitudes to department stores by shoppers at Kaufhof and Karstadt, March 2018
                                                                                            • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                              • Abbreviations
                                                                                                • Data sources
                                                                                                • HBC Europe

                                                                                                    • What we think
                                                                                                      • Uneasy mix
                                                                                                        • Strategy for Europe
                                                                                                          • What next?
                                                                                                            • Company background
                                                                                                              • Company performance
                                                                                                                • Figure 22: HBC Europe: group financial performance, 2011/12-2017/18
                                                                                                                • Figure 23: HBC Europe: outlet data, 2011/12-2017/18
                                                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                                              • Karstadt Group

                                                                                                                  • What we think
                                                                                                                    • Store portfolio slimmed down
                                                                                                                      • Portfolio rationalised
                                                                                                                        • Cutting back on promotions
                                                                                                                          • Low prices
                                                                                                                            • Online
                                                                                                                              • What next?
                                                                                                                                • Company background
                                                                                                                                  • KaDeWe
                                                                                                                                    • Company performance
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 24: Karstadt Group: group financial performance, 2011/12-2015/16
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 25: Karstadt Group: outlet data, 2011/12-2016/17
                                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 26: Karstadt: product mix, 2015/16

                                                                                                                                  Access Control (Industrial Report) - UK - December 2014

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