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Memoori: Security Industry Will Confidently Ride Out 2012's Economic Storm

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Traditionally this is the time for reflection on the past year and forecasting the trends over the next 12 months. Memoori's annual report on the world's Physical Security industry showed that in 2011, despite a troubled economic climate, it increased revenues and profitability whilst merger and acquisition surged by more than double in the last 2 years to $9.847 billion. So the security i

Memoori: Smart Grid in Smart Buildings Looking To Outperform Utility Smart Grid

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Memoori's annual report The Smart Grid Business 2011 to 2016 shows that some 40 percent of the worlds annual spend on Electrical Transmission and Distribution Equipment goes to the Industrial and Commercial markets. It's therefore not surprising that whilst the main body of the industry preoccupies itself with the utility market the traditional manufacturers are also targeting the industrial and c

Say Hello to Security in Hollywood Productions

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Whereas previous generations purchased out of necessity, new breeds of consumers purchase out of desire and temptation. Cause and effect may be difficult to determine, and yet there is no doubt that “products” have invaded almost every facet of our lives. Print, television, multimedia, websites, mobile — advertisements are everywhere. As security marketing is also increasingly seen in Hollywood or

Video Surveillance Trends for 2012

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The following 10 video surveillance predictions for 2012 serve to provide some guidance on the key trends and opportunities in each of these areas, which you might find useful in planning for the year ahead. We forecast that by 2015, more than 70 percent of all network camera shipments will be of megapixel resolution. In spite of this, over the last 12 months, manufacturers have continued to pus

Financial Trouble Ahead?

News Feature

a&s takes a closer look at a few publically listed security companies to see whether they are ready for the new year. The changing of a year is always a time for reflection. Security players have made many attempts recently to look for new market opportunities, as well as where innovations could use more work. Predictions this year cannot be untangled from the financial troubles facing the Eur

Siemens Building Technologies: 15 Trends in Security and Building Automation

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Siemens Building Technologies has high hopes for 2012; it did not provide just 12 trends to watch but 15 of them. Security trends were outlined by Magali Epin, Marketing and Business Development, while building automation trends were discussed by Achim Schaepper, Head of Operational Marketing.

Schneider Electric: 12 for 2012

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a&s asked industry leaders for at least 12 trends or phenomena that readers should know about in security and building automation for 2012. In light of a slow economy, demonstrating ROI is more important than ever. Aaron Kuzmeskus, Director of Security Channel Development for Buildings Business, Schneider Electric, describes 12 trends to watch.

Johnson Controls: 12 Building Automation and Security Trends for 2012

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In 2012, more businesses will examine how to operate and protect a building and its occupants. There will also be an increased emphasis on designing and retrofitting green buildings. Without the benefit of a crystal ball, Andre Greco, Director of Sales, Security and Fire Solutions for Johnson Controls, looks at 12 trends in 2012.

Security Industry Builds on Value and Service

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Uncertainty is the theme for 2012. a&s talks to researchers, solution providers, channel partners and consultants to find out what's next in the year to come. Uncertainty is the refrain of 2012. While the 2008 financial crisis eliminated unfit players in physical security, a looming debt crisis slowed a “recession-proof” industry. As security players hunker down for tough times, the less

2012 Market Preview by Product Segment

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Given the market trends at play, what will the markets actually look like in 2012? Which markets are growing? What are the verticals to watch out for? In this article, a&s analyzes the security markets in 2012 by product segment.

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