Jim Dearing

Jim Dearing

Jim Dearing is an IHS Markit senior analyst specializing in security and building technologies. Jim is currently the lead analyst globally for the IHS Markit Access Control Intelligence Service and he also manages the alarm and monitoring research team. During his many years in the industry, he has authored reports on a wide range of security technologies and industries; examples include electronic access control, identity management software, intrusion, consumer-grade video surveillance, residential security and the smart home.

Jim has a large amount of analytical experience coming from an economics and finance background with previous experience as a private equity analyst specializing in commodity markets, risk management and arbitrage trading.

Jim holds an MSc Economics from the University of Warwick and a BA (Hons) Economics from the University of Leicester and is currently located at the IHS Markit headquarters in London.

 


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Consumer Video Surveillance – Content Analysis and Data Analytics

A variety of new analytical functions are being developed and applied to video surveillance. The majority of these new analytical functions continue to focus on refining what should and should not be recorded in order to save bandwidth and storage space. Motion detection, event recording, facial recognition, and object awareness are just a few of the technologies in which analytics are being applied.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Security Technology Building, Home & City Technology Transformative Technologies
School security systems industry - US market overview

The education sector of the market for security equipment and services reached $2.7 billion in revenue in 2017. As most schools have already implemented surveillance systems and access control systems, the market is expected to grow an average of just 1 percent annually, reaching $2.8 billion by 2021.

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Security Technology
The Rise of the IT Department and Integration with Identity Management

Convergence has been a continual trend in the security industry for over a decade. It began with simple integrations of similar types of security equipment, such as adding video cameras to an intrusion system or break-glass detectors to an access control system. The level of integration, however, has quickly evolved: now physical security is being integrated with systems designed with functionality outside of security applications.

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Security Technology
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