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Smart home penetration set to continue

New IHS Markit analysis reveals that the penetration of smart home systems is to reach 7% by 2025. Blake Kozak, principal analyst, smart home and security technology, IHS Markit explains the findings Highlights The leading service providers with smart home offerings share core...
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Safety concerns for international tourists

International tourism dwarfs any other type of leisure business in terms of growth and one of the global regions benefitting the most from this trend is Europe: the world’s first tourism destination. Central to the dynamism of European tourism is accommodation: hotels, B&Bs...
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The year ahead for access control

IHS Markit has announced its predictions for electronic access control technology in 2017. Compiled by analyst Jimmy Dearing, these include Globally in 2017, the access control market will increase by 6.8 percent and exceed $4.2 billion. Access control will continue to play a...
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A busy time ahead for PSIM

As another year begins, we catch up with Keith Bloodworth, CEO of CNL Software for his PSIM highlights of 2016 plus predictions of what is waiting for the security integration market in the coming twelve months. In a year where national security has been shown to be relatively...
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A breath of fresh air for the UK?

Since 1st July 2007, cigarette smoke has been absent from public buildings in the UK but, according to reports, there is now a new kid on the block for smokers – vaping.  Although many countries are expected to introduce legislation regarding the use of e-cigarettes in 2017,...
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The gender gap and the security industry

A 2013 report conducted by (ISC)2 on the Global Information Security Workforce found that women represent 11% of the workforce. The Women’s Security Society actually estimates that across the security industry as a whole that number is reduced down to 10%. Compare this statistic...
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Spotlight falls on attack-resistant locks

A row over the online sale of lock picks and other thieves’ tools to the general public has accelerated interest amongst locksmiths and security professionals in locks that successfully resist attack. Police chiefs have expressed concern over the ready availability of lock...
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The next challenge for VSaaS?

Dominic Williams, Market Analyst, IHS Markit looks at the world market for branded VSaaS and provides some analysis on the statistics: IHS estimates the world market for branded video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) was worth $790 billion in 2015, a 13.8 percent increase from...
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High growth expected for the security market

The estimates of independent market researchers indicate that the worldwide market volume in the security industry will probably grow to well over US $500 billion by 2020. Since time immemorial, the economic situation in the building trade has been an important indicator for...
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Smart device report raises concerns

The prpl Foundation has unveiled its global study on the use of smart devices in a domestic setting entitled, “The prpl Foundation Smart Home Security Report.”  The study, which was conducted through OnePoll, covers the proliferation of smart device use and security within the...