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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The Adoption of Biometrics in Electronic Access Control Systems – What is the hold up?

Ever since the first fingerprint readers came to market more than a decade ago, access control industry stakeholders have eagerly anticipated the prospect of finally eliminating cards from their systems.

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Security Technology
Access Control Intelligence Database - Southeast Asia - 2017

This unprecedented deep-dive study of the Southeast Asian market includes qualitative and quantitative analysis specific to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

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Security Technology
Electronic Access Control – IHS Markit Predictions for 2017

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 larger role in enterprise through deeper integrations with video surveillance, business processes and IoT. Mobile credentials and biometrics will be two of the top hardware trends to watch along with logical/physical integrations and remote services such as access-control-as-a-service (ACaaS).

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Security Technology
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