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Open standards lag, but access control to grow to $2.3 billion in 2013

July 10, 2013SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—The drive for open standards in the access control market continues to trail a similar push in video surveillance, potentially limiting growth, but global access-control revenues are still expected to rise from $2.1 billion in 2011 to $2.3 billion by the end of 2013, according to a new report by IMS Research.IMS said that in most cases the primary benefit of open standards is not to reduce “vendor lock,” in which customers can't switch to a new supplier because they...

access control, Blake Kozak, HVAC, IMS Research, SSN


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Proprietary 'smart home' systems losing ground to open standards

March 6, 2013Rich Miller

Annual shipments of proprietary wireless technologies for home automation are expected to double by 2017, but proportionately their deployment in “smart homes” will be cut in half as service providers including ADT and AT&T drive a move toward open standards, according to a new report by IMS Research.IMS projects that shipments of proprietary wireless technologies will grow from less than 3 million nodes in 2012 to 6 million in 2017, primarily due to high-end automation suppliers maintaining...

ADT, AT&T, HVAC, IMS Research, Verizon, Z-Wave, Zigbee


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