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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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  • Anna Sliwon | November 05, 2018
    The shutdown of the 2G network in the United States in 2017 had a ripple effect on the market for intruder alarms, mostly affecting the sales of control panels and communicator modules. With many traditional systems using 2G or PSTN as alarm signal communication paths ahead of the shutdown, the impending mobile network re-farming required upgrades to intruder alarm signalling modules. The increased rates of equipment replacements in the immediate run up to the shutdown date resulted in a much smaller replacement market in subsequent years.
  • Robert Brooks | October 31, 2018
    The global market for fire detection and suppression equipment connected through building management system (BMS) platforms reached $700.8 million in 2017 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.6 percent, through 2022. This rise in connectivity can be seen across all global regions, including Latin America.
  • Blake Kozak | September 24, 2018
    Announced last week by Amazon, Alexa Guard turns any Amazon Echo into a security device, using what the company calls “guard mode.” Once in guard mode, Echo devices will send an alert and audio recording to the user’s mobile phone, if it “hears” the sound of breaking glass or if a smoke alarm or carbon-dioxide detector is triggered.


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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.


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  • Wang Shen | November 13, 2018
    This report provides subscribers with an in-depth, up-to-date and comprehensive overview and understanding of the intruder alarm market in China, as well as forecast the impact of significant trends over the next 5 years. This report is the second by IHS Markit covering specifically the Chinese intruder alarm market report, with the first edition published in 2014.
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  • Anna Sliwon, Noman Akhtar | October 31, 2018
    This 2018 study provides a comprehensive, detailed overview of the global market for automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) and detection sensors. This is the fifth edition of the study and the previous edition was published in January 2017.
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  • Bryan Montany | October 29, 2018
    This is the second edition of a study that examines the cutting-edge technology at the forefront of logical and physical security integration. Physical Identity Access Management (PIAM) solutions provide unified identity management capabilities across all IT applications, physical security systems and building networks. These systems allow end-users to centrally manage the lifecycle of identities for anyone who comes into contact with the company, including employees, clients, suppliers, contractors and visitors. This includes the ability to deploy identities (card holders), credentials (cards) and assign access rights into one or more vendor-independent physical access control systems.
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  • Sam Lucero | November 16, 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 | November 16, 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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    Jim Dearing | July 19, 2018
    This qualitative analysis covers the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific markets. Included are product trends, analyst assumptions on market growth and areas of opportunity to target in the coming years. The text also includes analysis of detailed economic and construction data.
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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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