R&D helps select Chinese manufacturers stand out
In order to address issues such as product homogeneity and to increase overall competitiveness, companies should take Hikvision and Dahua's lead and turn toward research and development for innovations that can help with product differentiation and portfolio diversification.
Top 10 access control products of 2015
A review of the top 10 access control products by click rate in 2015.
Top 10 video surveillance cameras of 2015
A review of the top 10 video surveillance cameras by click rate in 2015.
Product homogeneity: a growing issue for the “made-in-China” label
The global security market has seen many changes over the past few years. Among these, one significant development has been the emergence of Chinese players in the international market. Positioning themselves as low-cost alternatives to more expensive foreign brands, companies such as Hikvision Digital Technology and Dahua Technology were able to quickly gain an international foothold.
Integration edges China's safe cities into the future
With the support of the government, China's first-, second-, and third-tier cities have all completed the first phase of development, signifying that they have finished the installment of basic video surveillance and alarm systems in their jurisdiction.
China's safe cities serve as solutions and opportunities for growth
As China's economy and city population continues to rise, so will security issues such as crime and violence. Going beyond basic video surveillance, the nation is moving towards creating networks that will allow for better data retrieval and interpretation, providing law enforcement and government agencies the information they need to respond effectively.
How IoT impacts security development: Security as a Service
a&s talked to Genetec about how the company is following the recent industry trend
of the IoT (Internet of Things) to focus on utilizing and managing the metadata from
security devices. Body-worn camera integration, IP access control systems, and finally
security as a service (SaaS) are the company's three major recent offerings.
Security market consolidation: is the next merger of east and west?
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the last two years has significantly changed the competitive landscape of the physical security market. Will Chinese manufacturers be the next to “buy” their way in into Europe and North America? a&s International reached out to several market analysts to hear their thoughts about possible future M&As.
Security 50 (Part 3): multinationals reorganizing, re-engineering, repositioning
In 2015, many companies among the top 50 reorganized and consolidated to stay competitive in the market. Some branched out to multiple market sectors and applications for new opportunities.
The benefits of joining an integator alliance
The sad truth from other industries is that alliances have a high failure rate. An alliance is an open-ended contract between organizations in which each partner has limited control and the emphasis is on collaborating to reach a mutually agreed on goal. The main reasons for failure stem from choosing the wrong partners and incompatibilities in company culture.
Top 10 case studies of 2015
Big data enables smart buildings
Facial recognition systems: a toss-up between security and privacy?
Is video surveillance stepping into virtual reality?
How smart buildings differ across industries
How the Johnson Controls-Tyco deal could impact the IoT market
Top 10 security news stories of 2015
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