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A Busy Year: Rapid Mergers & Acquisitions Suggests More To Come In 2019

A rapid string of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions as 2018 passed into 2019 suggests the physical security industry may be on the verge of a busy year of companies buying other companies. Observers have noted a large amount of investment capital currently available to be invested in security M&A, and plenty of entrepreneurial companies are looking to be acquired. Joe Grillo, CEO of ACRE, previously hinted at upcoming M&A activity for his company by the end of 2018, foreshad...

Government Institutions Should Utilize VSaaS For An Integrated Video Surveillance System

Video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) is not just for commercial organisations. Federal, state and local governments can also realize benefits from the technology—and use it to deliver an integrated video surveillance system that addresses some of their unique security needs. Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) What is VSaaS? Simply stated, it’s a cloud-based video surveillance solution that is packaged and delivered as a service over the internet. The price varies depending...

Rapid Growth of Data Attracts Hitachi to the Video Storage Market

The amount of data generated by today’s video systems – whether resulting from increasing camera counts and/or higher resolutions such as 4K – is presenting new challenges when it comes to storing the data and making it instantly accessible to end users. The surge in data is opening the way in our market for new, more sophisticated IT systems to manage and store the data. In fact, the sheer volume of video data and increasing application demands make some legacy approaches obso...

Wireless Access Control Moves Closer To Mainstream Adoption, With More Potential Waiting To Be Tapped

Everything about wireless access control makes life easier for those who install and operate it A lot of market data crosses my desk at ASSA ABLOY. Sometimes it can be hard to spot patterns or pick out the trends. But not always. Some recent access control market research we commissioned pointed in one direction. Our conclusion? Slowly but surely, access control is becoming a wireless technology As the global leader in door opening solutions, we are able to survey a large,...

IHS Markit Study: Control Room Technologies And Services Market To Reach $7.6 Billion By 2020

The command and control room and PSAP market is expected to grow significantly over the next four years The command and control room and public safety answering point (PSAP) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.1 percent from $5.4 billion in 2015 to reach $7.6 billion in 2020, according to IHS Markit a provider of critical information, analytics and solutions. Major factors spurring market growth include national public safety initiatives like First...

IHS: Multi System Operators Far From Becoming A Force In The Residential Alarm Industry

Just 0.4 percent of fixed-broadband subscribers in the United States purchased a residential alarm system from an MSO in 2015 Although multi-system operators (MSOs) have made significant inroads into the residential alarm market; they still have a long way to go before they can claim to have truly conquered the traditional security provider’s stranglehold on demand. In fact, according to Jim Dearing, IHS Technology’s analyst, residential security, just 0.4 percent...

IHS: Increased Adoption Of Multi-criteria Detectors Expected To Continue In Fire Detection Market

The declining prices are contributing to more rapid adoption of multi-criteria detectors The introduction of multi-criteria detectors has given purchasers increased flexibility and functionality in their fire detection systems. According to the latest IHS Fire Detection & Suppression Report, the global multi-criteria detectors market was worth $264.8 million in 2015. The market is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6 percent between 2015 to 2020....

IHS Report: Internet Of Things (IoT) Increases Growth And Opportunities In Remote Monitoring Markets

Penetration in residential sector is expected to increase by double digits by 2020 due to new functions and better technology The internet of things (IoT) is driving advances in technology and functionality in many industries, and the remote monitoring industry is no exception. New market data from IHS estimates the global remote monitoring market was worth $24.7 billion in 2015. Connected systems and services are expected to play a large role in the growth of this industry in...

IHS Report: Agent Vi Ranked No. 1 Provider Of Global Video Analytics Software

The ranking was published in “Video Content Analysis-World-2015” by IHS Technology Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi) has been named as the No. 1 provider of video analytics software, holding the largest market share globally. The ranking was published in a recent market research report on video surveillance by IHS Technology, entitled “Video Content Analysis-World-2015”. Comprehensive Video Analytics For Effective Security Agent Vi has been in the v...

IHS: Global Professional Video Surveillance Market Growth Rate Decelerates In 2015 Due To Sluggish Chinese Market

  In 2016, for the first time, there will be more HD CCTV cameras shipped globally than standard definition analog cameras The world market for professional video surveillance equipment grew by 1.9% in revenues in 2015. This is according to recently published estimates from IHS Inc., through its Video Surveillance Intelligence Service. This is a much lower rate of growth than in 2014 (14.2%) and 2013 (6.8%).  Slowdown In Chinese Video Surveillance Market Lower growt...

HD CCTV: A New Perspective On The Future Of Analog Surveillance

With innovation continuing in HD CCTV, analog video surveillancemay be around for some time What’s your stance on the analog-to-IP video migration? When will it happen? Will analog go away entirely? Talk to any security company and they’ll admit they love the simplicity of the installation and setup of analog cameras. They know how to deploy it quickly, saving labor costs and also, can use the familiar and ever-present coaxial cabling network. That’s the here...

IHS Predicts Smart Card Shipments To Reach 12 Billion Units By 2020

IHS Technology predicts strong growth for smart cards despite the SIM card market remaining flat The total market for smart cards is forecast to grow from an estimated 8.8 billion shipped in 2015 to almost 11.9 billion in 2020, despite the fact that the SIM card market is expected to remain relatively flat over the next five years. Which Vertical Markets Are Driving Growth? The key end-user sectors leading growth over the next five years include payment and banking, e-gover...