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[Video] a&s International #215: 2016 Security 50
To celebrate the announcement of 2016’s Security 50 ranking, a&s has published a series of web articles to analyze the security market and how it has impacted the annual rankings. In the past few years, security manufacturers have encountered many a challenge due to price competition, w
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Security 50 twinterview with Milestone Systems

Security 50 twinterview with Milestone Systems

In preparation for this year's Security 50, the a&s team had a twinterview (an interview on Twitter) with Milestone Systems, who made the rankings this year. From their kickstarter initiative, to their Husky NVR product line, Milestone provided insight on what their company has been up to, a
2016/11/17
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Why the future of access control is in open IP solutions

Why the future of access control is in open IP solutions

With the Internet of Things taking hold, more and more devices are connected to the Internet, including security devices. This trend will also impact access control, which will be driven forward by open IP solutions. That’s the conclusion drawn by a report published by Axis Communications,
2016/06/16
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Security 50 (Part 3): multinationals reorganizing, re-engineering, repositioning

Security 50 (Part 3): multinationals reorganizing, re-engineering, repositioning

Facing market competition from Chinese competitors and also the commercialization of the security equipment, global security companies are all gearing up for the change. In 2015, many companies among the top 50 reorganized and consolidated to stay competitive in the market. Some branched out to mult
2015/11/25
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How security companies adapt to IoT

How security companies adapt to IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become quite a phenomenon, as more and more networked devices are connected to the Internet and generate valuable data for users. Security players, meanwhile, have detected this trend and are adapting themselves to IoT. In this article, some of our Security 50 compan
2015/11/18
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Security 50 2015 (Part 2): China will change the global industry landscape

Security 50 2015 (Part 2): China will change the global industry landscape

The Chinese economy heavily impacts the global security market and the leading Chinese manufacturers, Hikvision Digital Tecnology and Dahua Technology, are about to change the industry landscape, originally led by Western companies. Hikvision made US$2.5 billion in 2014, a 57.5-percent gro
2015/11/16
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a&s International presents top 10 winners of Security 50, 2015

a&s International presents top 10 winners of Security 50, 2015

In order to pinpoint global trends in the current security industry, a&s International annually reviews the financial reports of worldwide public-listed security manufacturers and ranks the top 50 companies by product sales revenue. In 2015, a&s again ranked the top 50, according to their 20
2015/11/14
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Security 50 2015 (Part 1): Finding the right fit after industry shake-up

Security 50 2015 (Part 1): Finding the right fit after industry shake-up

Global market demand for security equipment reached another historical height in 2014 and 2015. Terrorist attacks and civil unrest keep pushing end customers in various market sectors to invest in security equipment for safer environments. According to IHS 2014 report, the global market size of vide
2015/11/13
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Security and IoT: More tied together than ever

Security and IoT: More tied together than ever

The term Internet of Things (IoT) was first coined by British entrepreneur Kevin Ashton back in 1999 to describe the concept of a globally connected network of RFID devices. Today, the connected vision has become quite a reality as IoT has found its way into different parts of our lives, from safe c
2015/11/12
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Milestone VP discusses IoT

Milestone VP discusses IoT's impact on security

With Gartner predicting 25 billion connected devices to be in use by 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) has certainly become a much-talked-about subject, even among security players who find more and more of their devices connected to the Internet. In a recent interview, Lars Nordenlund Friis,
2015/11/09
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Race to smarter societies daring economic concerns

Race to smarter societies daring economic concerns

The year 2015 has seen a strong global move toward smarter applications. From smart homes at the consumer level to smart cities at the government, customers have been increasingly interested in integrated systems with a single platform to manage them.  Incidentally, this rush to become smart
2015/11/05
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