2020 was an unprecedented year as companies and industries contended with the economic fallout from the pandemic, with recurring waves and outbreaks occurring until the present. Looking at the Security 50 figures for 2020 and 2021 (H1), it is clear that companies were affected but there have been positive signs pointing towards recovery. In 2020 (and 2021), we see technology being a strong enabler for industry growth, enabling companies to adapt and transform their business strategies to stay resilient in turbulent times.


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Top 10 Video Surveillance Companies

2020 Sales Revenue (in US$ Millions)
1 Hikvision 8309.44
2 Dahua 3835.65
3 Axis 1256.23
4 Motorola 927.00
5 Uniview 765.22
6 Tiandy 688.90
7 TKH Group 459.32
8 Hanwha Techwin 448.61
9 Infinova 423.35
10 Streamax 233.18

Top 10 Revenue(2020-2019)

16 Chinese companies accounted for 62% of the total Security 50 revenue

Top Resilient Companies

Revenue Growth (2020-2019)
1 Smartsens 124.9%
2 IDIS 37.2%
3 Motorola Solutions 30.8%
4 Bluesky 25%
5 TVT 24%
6 YTOT 19.5%
7 Intelbras 14%
8 Raysharp 12.4%
9 Tiandy 11%
10 Hikvision 7.7%

Revenue Growth

1 YTOT 92%
2 Aiphone 46%
3 Motorola Solutions 46%
4 Kedacom 42%
5 TVT 41%
6 Dahua 37%
7 Streamax 37%
8 Hikvision 30%
9 Forecam Optics 29%
10 Hanwha Techwin 25%

Is the industry improving?


Top 10 Video Surveillance Companies
2020 Sales Revenue (in US$ Millions)

Top 10 Revenue

16 Chinese companies accounted for
62% of the total Security 50 revenue

Top Resilient Companies
Revenue Growth (2020-2019)

Revenue Growth
(2021 1H - 2020 1H)

Is the industry improving?
Revenue growth 2021 1H - 2020 1H in US$ Billion


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a&s Security 50 is our annual ranking of the 50 largest physical security equipment manufacturers in the world based on product sales revenue and profit. One of the most-read and long-running industry ranking, a&s Security 50 recognizes both global leaders and new market entrants, analyzing data listed in public or submitted financial reports for the 2020 fiscal year.

The ranking aims to reflect the dynamism and developments of the industry as it navigates an ever-changing business and technology landscape. We aim to present a snapshot of the industry and facilitate discussion on industry strategies, corporate management, R&D, business development and other important topics.

a&s Security 50 eligibility criteria:
  • Electronic security equipment and software systems providers, including video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, key component, and multiple product segments.
  • Security companies or pure manufacturers with their own products, systems, brands or solutions.
  • Distribution, systems integration, reselling, dealing, installation, guard service providers, information security, fire safety companies and other related revenues are excluded.
  • Ability to provide FY2020 and FY2019 financial statements, audited/endorsed by certified accountant or accounting firm.
  • Publicly-listed domestic or multinational companies as well as a small portion of privately-owned companies willing to share their certified annual reports. Their qualification will be carefully verified by the a&s editorial team, in terms of their brand awareness and market share.
Notes to the Financial Figures:
a&s bears no responsibility for the financial information provided by any individual company. For fair comparisons, non-US currencies were converted using midmarket exchange rates from yearly average currency exchange rates announced by Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the US tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress. This is an unbiased list based on the willingness of participants to share their sales performance.
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