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  • 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, corp
    Editor / Provider: Israel Gogol, Freelancer | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 24
  • 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
    Editor / Provider: Israel Gogol, Freelancer | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 20
  • 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 o
    Editor / Provider: Israel Gogol, Freelancer | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 17
  • 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 p
    Editor / Provider: Israel Gogol, Freelancer | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 27
  • 6 things leading the future of security development
    A lot has happened in the eight years since a&s' 100th issue in April 2007. Now, as we celebrate our 200th issue, we take a look at what has had the biggest impact on the industry since 2007 to give us the industry we have today.
    Editor / Provider: Eifeh Strom, a&s International | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 27
  • SMBs come up with consumer and DIY products
    For a long time the security market ignored the small- and mid-sized business (SMB) market, opting instead to target larger, professional markets like government or enterprise. However, as competition within the industry grew fiercer, companies began looking for new markets to target — enter SMBs.
    Editor / Provider: Eifeh Strom, a&s International | Updated: 2015 / 8 / 14
  • Hyatt Hotels set a global standard with Milestone video
    Firstly, we wanted a global standard – a security system we could eventually deploy in all Hyatt properties. We also wanted something that could adapt to a diverse, rapidly expanding enterprise. Milestone VMS made the most sense on both fronts.” - Mark Sanna, Corporate Vice President and Head of G
    Editor / Provider: Milestone Systems | Updated: 2015 / 7 / 17
  • Reshaping the EMEA region for access control
    On the heels of the recent announcement that Kaba and DORMA would merge, comes the news that Allegion plans to acquire SimonsVoss from HgCapital. This latest merger would again reshape the access-control market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The merger of Allegion and SimonsVoss would
    Editor / Provider: Blake Kozak, IHS analyst | Updated: 2015 / 7 / 1