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With the Internet of Things taking hold, more and more devices are connected to the Internet, including security devices. This trend will also impact access control, which will be driven forward by open IP solutions. That’s the conclusion drawn by a report published by Axis Communications,
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Security 50 (Part 3): multinationals reorganizing, re-engineering, repositioning

Facing market competition from Chinese competitors and also the commercialization of the security equipment, global security companies are all gearing up for the change. In 2015, many companies among the top 50 reorganized and consolidated to stay competitive in the market. Some branched out to mult
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How security companies adapt to IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become quite a phenomenon, as more and more networked devices are connected to the Internet and generate valuable data for users. Security players, meanwhile, have detected this trend and are adapting themselves to IoT. In this article, some of our Security 50 compan
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Security 50 2015 (Part 2): China will change the global industry landscape

The Chinese economy heavily impacts the global security market and the leading Chinese manufacturers, Hikvision Digital Tecnology and Dahua Technology, are about to change the industry landscape, originally led by Western companies. Hikvision made US$2.5 billion in 2014, a 57.5-percent gro
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a&s International presents top 10 winners of Security 50, 2015

In order to pinpoint global trends in the current security industry, a&s International annually reviews the financial reports of worldwide public-listed security manufacturers and ranks the top 50 companies by product sales revenue. In 2015, a&s again ranked the top 50, according to their 20
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Security 50 2015 (Part 1): Finding the right fit after industry shake-up

Global market demand for security equipment reached another historical height in 2014 and 2015. Terrorist attacks and civil unrest keep pushing end customers in various market sectors to invest in security equipment for safer environments. According to IHS 2014 report, the global market size of vide
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Security and IoT: More tied together than ever

The term Internet of Things (IoT) was first coined by British entrepreneur Kevin Ashton back in 1999 to describe the concept of a globally connected network of RFID devices. Today, the connected vision has become quite a reality as IoT has found its way into different parts of our lives, from safe c
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Milestone VP discusses IoT's impact on security

With Gartner predicting 25 billion connected devices to be in use by 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) has certainly become a much-talked-about subject, even among security players who find more and more of their devices connected to the Internet. In a recent interview, Lars Nordenlund Friis,
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Race to smarter societies daring economic concerns

The year 2015 has seen a strong global move toward smarter applications. From smart homes at the consumer level to smart cities at the government, customers have been increasingly interested in integrated systems with a single platform to manage them.  Incidentally, this rush to become smart
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Spike in global safety concerns impact security industry

Among the numerous sentiments that have floated across the globe this year, a significantly common theme was “fear.” To be more precise, an increase of it. A quick scan of global media reports over the year would show reasons for it too.  From the rise of terrorism and war-induce
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With technology, Asia cities become safer and smarter: Hikvision

Asian cities are expected to become safer and smarter, as municipalities turn to technology to achieve further administrative efficiency, said Derek Yang, General Sales Director for Asia at Hikvision Digital Technology, in a recent interview. According to Yang, the region’s rapid urbanizati
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