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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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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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Game changing trends and technologies for video surveillance in 2015 and beyond

With the Internet of Things (IoT) continuing to be a hot topic throughout 2014, across all industries -- whether it's about smart cars or intelligent kitchen appliances -- more consumers and businesses are now aware of the advantages of being connected to the internet. It's a concept none more rele
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Tyco unveils breadth of technology portfolio at Essen 2014

Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, will showcase a new slate of innovative technology introductions on stand 128, Hall 1.0. at this week's Security Essen 2014 exhibition, 23 to 26 September. “The growing complexities of the secu
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Tamron explores new territories

Tamron, a well-known lens company, in security, has made several new changes in its R&D, marketing, and services to better fit current customers' lens needs. In this article, Tamron discusses specific business strategies concentrating on their OEM business and how to stay ahead in technology and
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