Technological advancement: Waiting for the next big innovation
From a technological perspective, the surveillance industry benefited from growing capabilities in computing power, recording, and storage allowing manufacturers to roll out continuously improving models with better image quality, capturing more and more details such as facial features and license plate numbers.
Stadium security: preparing non-intrusive protection for fans
Securing a stadium is complex, not just because of the several different technologies involved, but also because of the large numbers of people who gather there. The technical intricacies of managing security at stadiums make it vital that professional systems integrators handle this vertical.
MNCs global security policies drive convergence
A visitor entering the offices of a large multinational corporation like Intel or Cisco, or even entering a Starbucks coffee shop will quickly find out that they are quite similar regardless of their location around the world. Be it Texas, Taiwan, or Tokyo, the environment is similar in design, corporate culture, policies, and also security systems.
Q&A with Battery Ventures on NICE physical security acquisition
In early August, NICE Systems announced it will be selling its physical security business unit (PSBU) to Battery Ventures, an American venture capital and private equity firm for a sum of up to US$100 million. The new company will become a standalone company headquartered in New Jersey, U.S. — with offices in London and Singapore, and a R&D center in Israel — and will focus mainly on NICE's situat
Everfocus transforms to be a solution provider
As the trend of big data and IoT continues to urge the security industry to shift their focus to data and content analysis, EverFocus Electronics, a well-known, 20-year-old global security company based in Taiwan, has also been transforming from a device provider to a more comprehensive solution provider. “Our uniqueness and core competency is the fusion of software and hardware,” said Jemmy Huang
Cloud technologies, big data analytics, and cyber security
Increasing cloud storage options and big data analytics are two of the most mentioned future developments that will affect the video surveillance industry, and will change technology as well as business models.
Today, most security related software is installed locally on dedicated servers. This is a major barrier in terms of cost and complexity and also the ability to provide end users with th
Commoditization and technology: Convergence drive the industry shuffling
Several trends are evident in the industry's development over the past few years. The main ones are the rise of Asian manufacturers, a focus shift from providing products to providing solutions, and the recent wave of industry consolidation in the form of several M&A deals.
One of the outcomes of the global financial crisis of 2008 to 2009 was pushing buyers into looking for cheaper options fo
The rise of Chinese manufacturing
The rise of China is undoubtedly one of the biggest changes that has occurred in the security industry over the past few years. China's extraordinary economic growth and active diplomacy are already transforming East Asia, and future decades will see even greater increases in Chinese manufacturing. Taking a look back at the Security 50 rankings over the years, it's interesting to note that the top
Applications, service keep GIGA-TMS going all these years
With a history of almost 30 years, GIGA-TMS has achieved success in the market for RFID products and solutions. The company is based in Taiwan yet has built a strong presence throughout the world, especially in Europe, North America, and Asia.
GKB: Winning in the market with solutions
For years, GKB Security has established itself as a leading company in the video surveillance field, selling a wide range of cameras – from analog to HD-over-coaxial to IP – to fulfill the particular needs of customers throughout the world.
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