Security market consolidation: is the next merger of east and west?
Macau all in to beat the odds
Macau, the world's largest gambling hub has experienced economic decline due to Chinese president Xi Jingping's anti-corruption campaign, which has hurt casinos in Macau in terms of revenue, turnover, and visitor numbers, especially in the VIP segment. However, despite the downturn, opportunities are everywhere as projects continue to roll out, facilitating security demands.
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.
IP's influence on global security industry
Between the time of our 100th and 200th issue (2007 to 2015), the whole
environment of the security industry has been strongly influenced by IP
technology, the local economy, as well as price competition. When IP was
first introduced in 1996, security players had difficulty understanding the new
network and computer technology. Now, with more training and education from
IP Revolutionizes Access Control
In terms of technology, the access control industry has seen a variety of new technologies happening around the door over the past eight years.
VIVOTEK breaks the shell to embrace possibilities
VIVOTEK has maintained a long-term leading position in the Taiwanese security industry with its yearly total sales revenue and double-digit growth rate, according to a&s International Security 50 rankings, an annual ranking that started in 2003. As a specialized IP video surveillance equipment supplier for the international market since its establishment in 2000, VIVOTEK products have sold in 116
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