Jim Dearing

Jim Dearing

Jim Dearing is an IHS market analyst specializing in security and building technologies with a heavy emphasis on intrusion, access control, residential security and the smart home. He 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.

Jim is currently located at the IHS Shanghai office in China.

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Access to Apple’s NFC Chip Could Spur New Growth in Mobile Access Control Credentials

Fewer than 1 million mobile credentials were downloaded by end users of mobile access solutions in 2016. However, this number is expected to increase rapidly during the next five years, reaching 44 million downloads by 2021.

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Security Technology
Security Start-Up Numbers Soar – Have the Barriers to Entry Ever Been So Low?

Homeowners worldwide have more security options available to them now than ever before. If you needed to purchase a home alarm or video surveillance system ten years ago, typically you had two options: go to a professional solution provider or do it yourself. Since most all the equipment was wired and – for the most part – lacked interoperability, few were confident enough to go it alone.

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Security Technology
Access Control Intelligence Database - Mobile Credentials - 2017

This 2017 study provides in-depth analysis of the up-and-coming market for mobile access control solutions and credentials. The report provides readers with a detailed view of the current level of “mobile-readiness” within the existing access control equipment install base, in addition to projections for how this will change during the next five years.

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Security Technology
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