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North America owns 70 percent of mobile video surveillance market

October 7, 2013Leif Kothe

LONDON—By a vast margin, North America remains the dominant sales region for mobile video surveillance equipment, according to a recent report from IHS, a global market research firm.In 2012, the Americas contributed $346.6 million in revenue, good for 70 percent of the global share. The lion's share of this revenue comes from the United States and Canada, which together account for more mobile video surveillance sales than the Europe-Middle East-Africa region ($83.3 million) and the Asia region...

Asia-Pacific market, David Green, EMEA, IHS, IMS, mobile video surveillance, North America, physical security, SSN


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Market void: Technology and demand await next development in hosted video

August 21, 2013Kenneth Z. Chutchian

Although hosted video has not yet dominated the security scene as some predicted a few years ago, the hype may eventually be justified. Integrators who have made the switch from selling analog to digital cameras and other industry experts say the future is now for hosted video surveillance.The technology has been available for a while. The demand has been emerging. One of the remaining hurdles is the training of reluctant salespeople, technicians and installers, says Art Miller, vice president of...

Aaron Dale, Art Miller, ASG Security, Axis Communications, Bob Ryan, hosted video, IMS, Matt Krebs, SSN, Vector Security


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IMS finds end users boosting budgets for physical security gear

June 12, 2013Rich Miller

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—Budgets for physical security equipment continue to defy the sluggish economic recovery, with 45 percent of end users reporting that their security funding increased during 2012, according to a survey conducted by IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc.The survey involved more than 200 responses from readers of Security Director News, primarily security managers, CIOs and risk managers representing end users from across North America. Forty-four percent said their budget...

IHS, IMS, Niall Jenkins, physical security, SSN, video surveillance


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Fire Systems Installation

High-profile bombing, shootings drive MNS market

June 5, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

AUSTIN, Texas—The Boston Marathon bombing, the Sandy Hook school massacre and other high-profile incidents are a key reason why demand for mass notification systems is expected to spike 30 percent within five years, according to a new report from IMS Research, now part of IHS.The need to help protect the public will help drive spending on MNS in North America to $2.1 billion in 2017, up from $1.6 billion in 2013, the report says.“Very few people die in a building fire anymore” because...

Boston Marathon bombing, Emergency Mass Notification Systems, IHS, IMS, MNS, Omar Talpur, Sandy Hook, SSN


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On The Editor's Desk

Day 3 and done ISCWest 2013

April 15, 2013Martha Entwistle

On Friday, April 12, Day 3 of ISC West, many were already heading to McCarren, but I was heading back to the show floor. And this year, though the crowd had thinned considerably, so were a lot of other folks. Very decent crowd for Friday of ISC West. While I had early rallies on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, I didn't have any official appointments until 10 a.m. on Friday. My first was with IMS/IHS's Niall Jenkins. We caught up on a few things including plans for TechSec 2014. Yes, plans are underway,...

AMAG, Casi Rusco, IFSS, IHS, IMS, ISC West 2013, Levy Acs, Matt Barnette, Niall Jenkins, Rob Hile


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On The Editor's Desk

Integrators' new role

December 5, 2012Martha Entwistle

Did you see the new report out from IMS called "The Changing Role of the Security Systems Integrator"? Here's the link to the abstract. At the root of the role change, IMS's Paul Bremner said, is the move to have all systems on the network. Yup. It's meant more IT integrators entering the market, skinnier margins for security integrators, and the absolute necessity for integrators to be comfortable dealing with networks. IMS says that integrators who adapt to the new reality will reap the rewards...

Changing Role of Security Integrator, IMS, Koorsen Security, Skip Sampson, Thomas Asp, VTI


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Also Noted

Access control industry to evolve with near-field control

September 24, 2012SSN Staff

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—The $400 million global access control credential market is set to be rejuvenated by smart cards and near field communication (NFC), according to a study published by IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS. Smart card credentials, which represent approximately 40 percent of the global credential market, are expected to lead the next generation of credentials used for physical access control and secondary applications such as electronic payment, identity management and...

access control, credential, IMS, NFC


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