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Asia charges ahead in 2013

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The International Monetary Fund has cut global growth forecasts twice since April 2012. Despite widespread economic woes, security is keeping its momentum in certain regions, with APAC being particularly noteworthy given its game-changing population, rich natural resources and urgent needs for both public and private infrastructures.

State of video affairs in 2013

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As we finish out the year, it seems the worst of the global downturn is finally behind us. The security market is energized and upbeat, and there is a lot of positive momentum happening within the Schneider Electric buildings business, especially with Pelco video surveillance products. Now more than ever, the market is demanding technologies and solutions that will take security and building manag

Looking into the 2013 crystal ball

Business Talk

The global financial crisis and ensuing recession in 2008/2009 shook the security industry and shattered the myth that the industry is immune to the ups and downs of economic cycles. The security industry used to be largely driven by infrastructural projects and government investments, and the austerity measures in the U.S. and E.U. in the aftermath meant slashed budgets or frozen/postponed projec

Changing role of systems integrators

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A new report from IMS Research (now part of IHS) has found that the transition to IP-based technology in the security industry is changing the role of its systems integrators. Factors such as an increasingly competitive environment as new IT integrators enter the marketplace, declining product margins, and the increased importance of networking knowledge, are all contributing to this change. On th

Unveiling 2012 a&s Security 50

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a&s annual ranking Security 50 is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, with new rising stars as well new growth drivers and challenges. The physical, electronic security industry's only ranking of global hardware and software solutions providers by revenue, Security 50 salutes the champions who have demonstrated spirits of innovation, dedication and perseverance despite challenging economic c

2013 — Never a dull moment

Business Talk

Security has become a rapidly evolving and highly complex industry. The cables connecting card readers have been cut in favor of wireless networks. Surveillance video no longer exists on film or tape, but is stored as a string of digital data. And marketers and human resource specialists have found uses for equipment once intended to solely secure people and property. As we complete another year,

What's driving 2013?

Business Talk

The fire safety industry is rather homogenous, even though requirements vary from country to country due to regional/national legislation. The security industry, on the other hand, is a highly fragmented one, with few “big” vendors and many small and niche vendors; however, that is starting to change and consolidate. In building automation, customers are asking for optimized energy efficiency and

Cultivating security awareness in Thailand

News Feature

Today at Grand Mercure Hotel in Bangkok, Secutech Thailand hosted “Together We Promote Security,” which welcomed approximately 100 security professionals and media. The event started with contract signing between international event organizer and publisher Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media (MFNE) and TTF International, a trade show organizer, television producer, magazine publisher and online

Renewed reading and sourcing experience for security professionals

News Feature

Rapid advances in Internet, telecommunication and mobile device technologies have ushered in a new, digital era for the publishing business, where periodicals are increasingly replaced by apps and subscribers become followers that Like, Tweet and ShareThis. Traditional page turning, note scribbling and bookmarks have also become poking, swiping, Evernote, Flipboard and Pocket. Reader experience wi

Bigger Ain't Always Better

Business Talk

Being part of a multinational conglomerate can be a double-edged sword; it provides the resources and global reach needed for business development, but also dwarfs the agility needed for timely market response. Ademco Security Group in Singapore had been part of Ademco/Honeywell Security in the 1970s and 80s, and later on Rentokil Initial in the late 2000s, but decided to bring the company back in

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