Home > Automotive > Automotive Technology > Vehicle Safety and Security > Vehicle Access Control Market

Vehicle Access Control Market Size - By System Type (Biometric, Non-biometric), By Technology (RFID, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi), By Vehicle (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles), By Application & Forecast, 2024 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI9886
  • Published Date: Jun 2024
  • Report Format: PDF

Vehicle Access Control Market Size

Vehicle Access Control Market size was valued at USD 10.7 billion in 2023 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 9% between 2024 and 2032. The increase in vehicle thefts across the globe is significantly contributing to the growing adoption of advanced vehicle access control systems. Consumers and businesses are investing in these technologies to protect their vehicles from theft and unauthorized access.

Vehicle Access Control Market

According to National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the vehicle thefts in U.S. increased from 1,008,756 in 2022 to 1,020,729 in 2023 an increase of one percent. California accounted for highest number of vehicle thefts in 2023, with 208,668 vehicles reported stolen. The theft rate in Columbia is three times higher than the national theft rate.

Automated vehicle access control systems eliminate the need for manual checking and monitoring, significantly reducing the need for security personnel at entry and exit points. Automated systems operate continuously without the need for shifts, breaks, or additional staffing, leading to further savings on labor costs. Also, efficient management of vehicle entry and exit reduces congestion and idle times, leading to smoother operations and reduced fuel consumption for vehicles, which translates into cost savings for users. These factors are further contributing to the growth of vehicle access control market across the globe.

The high initial costs of installing advanced vehicle access control systems are a major factor hindering the growth of the market. The purchase of hardware including barriers, gates, sensors and software, as well as the cost of installation and integration with existing infrastructure significantly increases the cost.  Also, advanced access control systems require regular maintenance to ensure they operate efficiently, which can add to the operational costs.

Vehicle Access Control Market Trends

Access control systems are becoming integral to smart city initiatives, facilitating seamless vehicle management and traffic flow optimization. As the government investment in smart city increases it increases the adoption of vehicle access control systems. Companies are forming strategic partnerships to support AI-powered smart cities. For instance, in March 2024, Thales Group, a provider of software monetization and licensing partnered with Neural Labs, a company that provides video analysis for Smart Cites and AI-based Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to enabled secure, efficient and practical solutions for vehicle access control and logistical planning.

Companies operating in the market are offering customizable access control solutions that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of different areas, such as parking lots, gated communities, and industrial facilities. Companies are providing scalable solutions that can grow with the requirements of the area, accommodating increasing traffic and evolving security needs. Furthermore, various buildings are using data collected from access control systems to make informed decisions regarding traffic management, security enhancements, and operational improvements.

Vehicle Access Control Market Analysis

Vehicle Access Control Market Size, By System, 2022 – 2032, (USD Billion)

Based on system, the market is segmented into biometric system and non-biometric system. The non-biometric segment held a market share of over 55% in 2023 and is expected to cross over USD 12.5 billion by 2032. The growth of the segment can be attributed to its cost effectiveness and convenience. Non-biometric systems are generally more affordable to implement and maintain compared to biometric alternatives. They often involve simpler technology and do not require specialized hardware like fingerprint scanners or facial recognition cameras, making them a cost-effective choice for many applications.

Also, these systems offer ease of use and convenience for users. Access can be granted through methods such as RFID cards, key fobs, or numeric keypads, which are familiar for individuals to use without the need for training or setup.

Vehicle Access Control Market Share, By Vehicle, 2023

Based on vehicle, the vehicle access control market is segmented into passenger cars, LCVs and HCVs. The passenger cars segment held a market share of around 63% in 2023. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the growing passenger vehicle sales across the globe.

According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), 4.1 million cars including sedans and utility vehicles were sold in India 2023 as compared to 3.79 million vehicles sold in 2022, showing an increase by 8.2%.  Also, access control systems enhance security by preventing unauthorized access and potential theft of passenger vehicles, particularly in residential areas or public parking facilities.

North America Vehicle Access Control Market Size, 2022 -2032, (USD Billion)

North America held a major vehicle access control market share of over 37% in 2023. North America, particularly the U.S., experiences a significant number of vehicle thefts, which has heightened the need for advanced vehicle access control systems to protect against unauthorized access. Also, the growing urbanization and security concerns in metropolitan areas in North America drive the demand for advanced vehicle access control systems to prevent unauthorized access and enhance public safety.

U.S. government has adopted eco-friendly access control solutions, including energy-efficient systems and sustainable technologies, to minimize environmental impact and support sustainability goals. Also, the rising demand for advanced mobility solutions, including autonomous vehicles and shared mobility services, influencing the adoption of advanced access control technologies in the country.

Countries in Europe are using enhancing border security measures by using robust access control systems for monitoring and managing vehicular entry and exit points at borders and checkpoints. Government initiatives promoting smart city development, digital transformation, and infrastructure modernization drive investments in advanced access control technologies in MEA.

Vehicle Access Control Market Share

Bosch GmbH and Honeywell Corporation hold a significant market share of around 10% in the vehicle access control industry. Bosch GmbH places significant emphasis on understanding customer needs and tailoring solutions accordingly. This customer-centric approach helps in building long-term relationships and loyalty. Also, the company acquires technology startups or smaller firms with complementary capabilities to enhance its portfolio in vehicle access control technologies swiftly.

Honeywell Corporation employs aggressive marketing strategies to increase brand visibility and market penetration. This includes participating in industry events, trade shows, and advertising campaigns aimed at both OEMs and end consumers. Also, company emphasizes providing after-sales support and maintenance services, which enhances customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Vehicle Access Control Market Companies

Key companies operating in the vehicle access control industry are:

  • Allegion plc
  • Avigilon Corporation (Motorola Solutions Inc)
  • Axis Communications AB
  • Bosch GmbH
  • Dormakaba Holding AG
  • HID Global
  • Honeywell Corporation
  • Identiv Inc.
  • Johnson Controls
  • Nedap Identification Systems
  • Siemens AG

Vehicle Access Control Industry News

  • In September 2023, PARK360, a startup specializing in smart parking and authorization solutions, developed modern access control services. The company uses regular IP based cameras, which helps in identifying objects (vehicles, number plates, slots etc.) and extract vehicle numbers for authorization/payments, facilitating entry and exit across any premise without any manual involvement.

The vehicle access control market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

Click here to Buy Section of this Report

Market, By System

  • Biometric
  • Non-biometric

Market, By Technology

  • RFID
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi

Market, By Vehicle

  • Passenger cars
  • Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV)
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV)

Market, By Application

  • Traffic management
  • Residential buildings
  • Commercial buildings
  • Tollways
  • Sensitive sites
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Nordics
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Aishvarya Ambekar

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of vehicle access control reached USD 10.7 billion in 2023 and is set to witness over 9% CAGR between 2024 and 2032, owing to the growing demand for enhanced security measures at gated facilities.

The non-biometric segment in the vehicle access control industry held over 55% share in 2023 and is poised to cross USD 12.5 billion by 2032, attributed to its cost effectiveness and convenience.

North America market held over 37% share in 2023, due to significant number of vehicle thefts, which has heightened the need for advanced vehicle access control systems to protect against unauthorized access.

Allegion plc, Avigilon Corporation (Motorola Solutions Inc), Axis Communications AB, Bosch GmbH, Dormakaba Holding AG, HID Global, Honeywell Corporation, Identiv Inc., Johnson Controls, Nedap Identification Systems, and Siemens AG.

Vehicle Access Control Market Scope

Buy Now

Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 320
  • Countries covered: 25
  • Pages: 250
 Download Free Sample