Traditional access control systems are proprietary, local systems where the customers are locked in to their supplier. Several decades ago this used to be the case in the IT-industry, but since then open, Internet-based applications and mobile devices have come to dominate. The same thing has started to happen in the access control industry, and Telcred is part of this change by providing a modern, cloud-based management system for open access control hardware, with a strong focus on being integration friendly and on mobile access.

The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, but provides its service to customers worldwide. Telcred was founded as a spin-off from SICS, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, in 2009 and has been an application development partner to Axis Communications since 2014. The company is privately owned by its founders, staff, and investors.