Group 337, a group of executives focused on business creation for small to large companies in the security, access control and IoT industries, announced the launch of the Access Control Index, a quantitative and qualitative report of 40 physical access control software manufacturers.

“The security industry is in the midst of a digital transformation, where access control is not just about keeping the bad people out; it is also about letting the right people in,” said Lee Odess, CEO and founder, Group 337. “Our goal is to provide a report that can help end users, investors, contractors and manufacturers make an assessment and answer the question: ‘Is my access control system set up for today or tomorrow?’ We have done that with this report.”

The Access Control Index provides unbiased and accurate data based on “The 6 Phases of Access Control,” which explores the forces shaping the physical access control industry.

To calculate the data, the Access Control Index uses a qualitative, proprietary analysis method of 70 points of data, from both publicly and privately available information and from industry assessments, in addition to customer assessments from access control manufacturers. Data points are weighed and plotted based on technology, market reach, talent, innovation engines, marketing, in addition to an overall assessment. 

The Access Control Index further ranks companies in Commanders, Futurists, Traditionalist and Settler categories, with a clear analysis of each category and why companies are ranked.

Group 337 will soon provide additional Index reports around other areas of the physical security industry.

For more information or pricing on the Access Control Index, visit