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ONVIF reports milestones in products, new access control profile


SAN RAMON, Calif.—ONVIF now has nearly 5,000 compliant IP-based physical security products and more than 500 member companies across six continents and has developed its fifth profile speculation—Profile A for advanced access control.

North America will lead card-based access control

Global market to grow at around 11 percent CAGR over the next five years

AUNDH, India—Future Market Insights, a research firm based here, projects that the card-based electronic access control market in North America will grow from around $2 billion in 2014 to $3 billion by 2020, with a CAGR between 7 and 8 percent.

North American access control market approaches $5 billion

Biometrics to remain the largest technology

DALLAS—The North American access control market will rise to about $5 billion in 2020, up from $2 billion in 2014, while the global market will reach $10.3 billion, according to a Marketsandmarkets report.

Viscount gets entertainment center contract


VANCOUVER, British Columbia —Viscount Systems, a provider of IT-based security software and services, announced in December that it has been awarded contracts to provide an integrated telephone entry and access control solution to a large sports and entertainment center in British Columbia.

Systems integration market to increase 9 percent by 2018

Streamlining is fueling growth

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—The security system integration market worldwide rose nearly $5 billion to $59.5 billion from 2012 to 2013 and is expected to increase more than 9 percent through 2018, according to a new report from IHS Research, based here.

American Alarm’s N.H. move promotes its growth plan

Customer service, jobs should increase as a result, president says

ARLINGTON, Mass.—In keeping with its plan for aggressive growth, New England security provider American Alarm and Communications expects to increase its customer service capabilities and add jobs with a new and bigger New Hampshire office.

Vanderbilt Industries to acquire Siemen’s Security Products

Deal expected to be complete end of 1Q 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany—Security systems provider Vanderbilt Industries has entered into an agreement to acquire Siemen’s Security Products business, part of Siemen’s Building Technologies Division.

Video companies branching out into access control

Watch for more video companies to follow suit

YARMOUTH, Maine—In the past 18 months, three major video surveillance companies have expanded into access control. There are many reasons why Axis Communications, Panasonic and Avigilon made this move, but the main reason, they say, is because of demand.

Report: Growth rate for service offerings to soar

VSaaS, ACaaS expected to enjoy some of highest growth rates in security equipment and services market during forecast period

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—The North American market for physical security equipment and services is poised to exceed $61 billion by 2018, up from $44.4 billion in revenues in 2013, according to a new report, “Physical Security Equipment & Services Report—2014,” from IHS Research, a market research firm based here.

N.C. school district moves from people to tech for access control

42 schools to receive Aiphone system

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Visitors to most schools in the New Hanover County district at the start of the new school year will be viewed on video before being allowed in. For the 42-school district, which previously “relied on people” for access control, that’s a big security move, its safety director said.