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Smart cities becoming a reality

Technology takes city wide surveillance to the next level
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04/03/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—When Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis arrived to Boylston Street on April 15, 2013—shortly after two explosions killed three people and injured hundreds more near the finish line of the Boston Marathon—he said one thing: “First job, get on the video.”

IHS weighs in on smart home deals

Focus is shifting from hardware to software and platforms
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04/03/2017

LONDON—IHS Markit sees disruption in the professional smart home market; Blake Kozak, IHS’ principal analyst, smart home and security technology, talked with Security Systems News about recent smart home deals and what they mean for the industry.

IHS weighs in on CES 2017 trends

Smart home evolves, presents more use cases
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02/01/2017

LAS VEGAS—At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the smart home became more refined, according to IHS, presenting more use cases to dealers and consumers.

IHS research: Systems integration market to grow

Growth driven mainly by increases in the service and maintenance sector
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08/24/2016

LONDON—New findings from global research firm IHS Markit reveal that the global market for security systems integration will grow to $75.7 billion by 2020, up from $60.3 billion in 2015.

New research: MSOs turn to security for better equipment

Resi industry to see 5 percent CAGR over next few years
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06/29/2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—New findings by market research firm IHS reveal that MSOs are falling short of their goals for penetration within the residential security industry, partly because of their reliance on inferior security products. This is good news for domestic security manufacturers because MSOs are now starting to turn to them for equipment, according to IHS. Research also forecasts a 5 percent CAGR for the security industry over the next few years.

Intruder alarm market positive for Americas

IHS: Market to be stable, growing
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02/17/2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—The intrusion alarm market in the Americas will see steady growth to 2019, according to a recent IHS report.

Smart dealers can benefit from smart thermostats

IHS: Added value can bring in more customers, cut attrition rate
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10/06/2015

AUSTIN, Texas—Smart and connected thermostats offer traditional resi dealers a way to make an impact in the home security market if they take the right approach, according to Omar Talpur, market analyst, security and building technologies, for IHS Technology.

IHS ranks Hikvision tops in IP video globally

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08/05/2015

HANGZHOU, China–Hikvision moved from No. 2 to No. 1 for the percentage of marketshare of IP cameras, according to a new IHS report.

North American MNS becoming saturated

Market will still grow, especially software
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07/22/2015

DALLAS—The North American market for mass notification systems is getting saturated, IHS said, projecting the MNS market in the entire Americas region to see a CAGR of around 5.3 percent. However, MNS software is still driving the market’s growth.

Emergency communications systems not mainstream—yet

Regulations and social media may quicken ECS buy-in
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03/26/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Providers and integrators of emergency communication systems (ECS) face a number of challenges when trying to establish or grow markets: It’s not cheap to expand a fire alarm system into an ECS. Private companies are not required by law to have multi-faceted ECS or mass notification systems (MNS). And it’s difficult to get excited about a security system designed for worst-case scenarios that nobody really wants to think about.

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