Archive for December, 2009

New study of analytics market released

Monday, December 21, 2009 15:56 1 Comment

Has market doubling by 2011, larger in 2009 than you might expect By L. Samuel Pfeifle LONDON—VB/Research, which generates sector-focused proprietary deal intelligence, data, news and research, has released a new study of the video analytics market, positing that analytics will generate revenues of more than $1 billion by 2011. Further, the study estimates the [...]

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IP outpaces analog video sales in 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009 15:38 Be the first to comment

With 2009 almost at an end, the latest data from IMS Research suggests the global video surveillance market will increase by 3 percent. This figure is significantly lower than historical market growth and is reflective of the severe impact of the economic slowdown on the video surveillance industry. Report author and IMS Research analyst Gary [...]

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Where’s the money in 2010?

Thursday, December 17, 2009 10:58 Be the first to comment

Thoughts from a banker, a broker, an analyst, and an alarm company CEO By L. Samuel Pfeifle On Sept. 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers Holdings filed for bankruptcy, and by the first quarter of 2009 the financial markets were in full-blown turmoil. This should not come as news to anyone. As a result, in the capital [...]

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Poll: Do you feel the UTC/GE consolidation is good for the industry?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 12:33 Be the first to comment

Start Date: Nov. 17 End Date: Dec. 11 Short Answer: There is general agreement that the industry is fragmented. Do you feel the UTC/GE consolidation is good for the industry? What deals do you see on the horizon? Please leave your name and contact information for follow up. Total Votes: 163 Do you feel the [...]

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Multi-tech readers offer opportunity

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 12:28 Be the first to comment

Analyst warns not to miss the boat By Daniel Gelinas A November study from IMS Research shows a finite window of opportunity for integrators who do access control. According to the study, multi-technology readers—those that read both legacy proximity and newer smartcards—are set to grow from $8.9 million in 2008 to $20.6 million in the [...]

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Special report: Women in security

Monday, December 14, 2009 11:20 Be the first to comment

Though the ranks are growing, there are still efforts that can be made By Martha Entwistle When young girls dream of high-powered careers, a glam job in the security industry is probably not first on the wish list, or second, or even tenth. Why’s that? Well, to be fair, the security industry is small compared [...]

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What does ‘HD’ mean for video surveillance?

Thursday, December 10, 2009 11:45 Be the first to comment

Surveillance’s hottest buzzword is more than just megapixel By L. Samuel Pfeifle Whether you were at the Anaheim ASIS International convention or at New York’s ISC East show, it was impossible to escape a slew of new HD cameras. While some manufacturers have yet to jump on the megapixel bandwagon, any number of IP camera [...]

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IMS Stat of the Month: Video Content Analysis

Friday, December 4, 2009 16:30 Be the first to comment

The latest Global Video Content Analysis report from IMS Research estimates that intelligent video surveillance devices with embedded video content analysis capability accounted for just…

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CFATS, from a legal perspective

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 14:35 Be the first to comment

By Eric Pritchard Six years into the War on Terrorism, facilities that either manufacture or store chemicals in the United States remain among the most significant potential targets, if only because they have the potential to become what some have referred to as “stationary weapons of mass destruction.” A new federal regulation, finalized at the [...]

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The lessons of Synnex

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 14:24 Be the first to comment

By Eric Pritchard Owners and operators of alarm companies in New Jersey are probably sleeping more soundly at night following the appeals court opinion in Synnex Corp. v. ADT Security Services, Inc. The appellate court’s decision is a victory for ADT and the latest in a series of legal precedents supporting the alarm industry’s allocation [...]

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