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The vast majority of the installed base of access control readers, panels and electronic locks is in the form of credentials—not surprising given the requirement that each user possess a card or pass. Although making up a majority of the market, credentials growth is slowing because turnover is high, with employees moving through jobs and people misplacing credentials cards or passes.

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Analyst Insights View All (108)

  • Anna Sliwon | June 12, 2018
    Home assistants developed by Amazon, Google and others are changing how consumers interact with connected home devices, including intruder alarms. More alarm systems now offer a voice-command option, allowing users to use Alexa and other smart assistants to arm and disarm their alarm systems.
  • Blake Kozak | May 07, 2018
    Despite the increased pressure from do-it-yourself (DIY) systems, the professional alarm-monitoring market is expected to thrive over the next five years, as connected systems supersede traditional alarm-monitoring systems. Traditional alarm monitoring in the Americas region is expected to continue to expand in 2018, but it will start to decline in 2019, as more systems are converted into web-connected offerings.
  • Blake Kozak | April 27, 2018
    Amazon has been offering security packages to select cities and states in the United States since around December 2017, albeit somewhat under the radar. The company’s security offerings include a smart package, smartest package, indoor base, outdoor base and outdoor plus. Prices for the packages vary from $240 to $840.


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Primary analysis on the equipment market encompassing readers, panels, credentials, software and electronic locks, with additional analysis on wireless devices, open standards and protocols, and project size.
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A key challenge facing IoT developers and adopters is the complexity inherent in creating and managing IoT applications. IoT platforms are software and services that reduce this complexity by abstracting away from developers and users many of the horizontal features and functionality common to IoT applications across a range of use cases and verticals. However, there are hundreds of IoT platform vendors currently. This intelligence service sizes and forecasts the IoT platform market, and provides an assessment of the strategic issues and trends impacting the market.


Reports View All (22)

  • Robert Brooks | June 21, 2018
    This 2018 study provides a comprehensive, detailed overview of the global market for fire detection and suppression equipment. This is the sixth edition of this study.
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  • Blake Kozak | May 04, 2018
    This is the fourth edition of the world market for remote monitoring services by IHS Markit. The previous edition was published in May 2016.
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    Jacky Zhang | January 10, 2018
    This is the first edition of the IHS Markit report on physical security in the city surveillance market. The aim of this report is to give end-users insight into the key risks, critical success factors, and challenges that they face in identifying, specifying, and operating physical security solutions.
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Data View All (25)

  • Sam Lucero | June 22, 2018
    Market forecasts of the cumulative volume of devices under management by IoT platforms and the resulting annual platform service revenue. These forecasts are global in scope, segmented by region, platform type, and device type, and cover the period from 2015 to 2030.
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  • Sam Lucero | June 22, 2018
    Comprehensive list of hundreds of IoT platform vendors, filterable by numerous criteria, including platform type, platform introduction (year), funding type, headquarters location, number of employees, and more.
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    Anna Sliwon | June 14, 2018
    This 2018 study provides a comprehensive, detailed view of the world market for intruder alarms. This is the ninth edition in the series of reports by IHS Markit on the market for intrusion equipment.
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  • Icon Principal Analyst, Smart Home and Security Technology
    Blake Kozak is a principal analyst with the Security and Building Technologies group within IHS Markit.
  • Icon Research Director, Home & Building Technologies
    Mr. Justin Siller is the research director responsible for the home, building and city technologies group at IHS Markit.
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