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2018 a&s
Security 50

Since 2003, a&s Security 50 has been ranking the top fifty companies in the security industry, which either have the largest market share in the global market, or the highest product shipment to its global partners. a&s Security 50 aims to demonstrate the ups and downs of the security industry throughout diverse market variables.

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Highest Revenue Growth

Compared to the previous ranking from past years, the new-comers DSSL from Russia and Raysharp from China are ranked the top two companies with highest yearly revenue growth. Raysharp, particularly, is the only company in the 2018 a&s Security 50 that owns over fifty percent of revenue growth. From the ranking last year, four companies including CP Plus, Dahua, Hikvision, and Tiandy have remained their positions in the top ten revenue growth, showing the continuous strength in the global security market.

Highest Gross Margin

From the 2017 and 2016 fiscal year, VIVOTEK from Taiwan consecutively leads this ranking twice with respective 69.5 and 57.7 percent of highest gross profit margin. Axis Communications (51.8%) slightly exceeds Avigilon (51.6%) on the fifth place with a narrow 0.2 percent difference. The top six companies all have their gross margin above fifty percent, showing a high efficiency on the way they generate profit.

Highest Net Profit

Hikvision again tops the highest net profit in the 2017 fiscal year with 1235.1 million US dollars, which is the only company in 2018 a&s Security 50 that has generated more than 1000 million USD net profit. Dahua Technology, having 338.09 million USD net profit in 2017, is the second place. The rest companies in this ranking are way behind with a rather large gap to reach the top two.

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a&s ranks global manufacturers solely by product sales revenue, gross profit, profit margin, and net profit, which were listed in their public financial reports for the 2017 fiscal year. Participants range from exclusive manufacturers to end-to-end solution providers. Again, we urge readers not to focus on the ranking of the participants, but to further explore the underlying causes for their success.

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Eligibility of a&s Security 50 Candidates for 2018

  • Electronic security equipment and software systems providers, including video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, and multiple product segments
  • Security companies or pure manufacturers with their own products, systems, brands, or solutions
  • Publicly-listed companies only
    Notes: However, every year, a&s also includes a very small portion of privately-owned, multinational companies who are 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 in the international market.
  • Ability to provide FY 2017 and FY 2016 and first half of 2018 financial statements, audited/endorsed by certified accountant or accounting firm
  • Distributors, systems integrators, resellers, dealers, installers, guard service providers, information security, and fire safety companies and other related revenues are excluded


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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