Bosch Security Systems continues its market leadership in video surveillance within the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, according to a report on the EMEA video surveillance market by IMS Research.
IMS places the company at No. 1 in video surveillance equipment with a market share of 9.1 percent, more than 3 percent up on its nearest competitor. Bosch was again No. 1 in video encoders with a market share of 19.4 percent, nearly 10 percent up on the nearest competitor.
The 2007 acquisition of Extreme CCTV is expected to further extend the company's lead with a new range of products able to target niche and vertical markets.
These results confirm Bosch's own expectations based on the company's sales results in the video surveillance market, and follow in the wake of a host of innovations recently introduced by the company. These include the new wide dynamic range Dinion 2X 20-bit camera, the IP Camera 200 Series, Release 4 of Bosch's powerful Intelligent Video Analysis software, the Aegis Superled, infrared illuminator, the GVS 1000 long-range active infrared imaging system and release 2.5 of the Divar XF Hybrid H.264 Recorder. The company has also introduced a firmware release for its IP video products, which supports the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard.
According to Coen Rooijmans, Senior VP EMEA, Bosch Security Systems plans to further expand its video surveillance market share by continuously adding to this range of innovative products and by further expanding its sales, support and training activities. “Just having a catalogue is not enough,” he said. “Our customers expect excellent training and support as well, which is why we have training facilities in almost all countries in EMEA.”