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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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  • Bryan Montany | November 29, 2017
    In 2017, global building automation equipment revenue totaled $5.4 billion, growing 3.8 percent from the previous year. More than 35 percent of revenue was invested in equipment for systems in small and mid-sized buildings under 200,000 square feet.
  • Oliver Philippou | November 01, 2017
    The recently published IHS Markit Physical Security Equipment & Services Report estimates that the global market for physical security equipment totaled US$29.2 billion in 2016. This represents a $1.6 billion (5.8 percent) increase from 2015. Highlights • Globally, the physical security equipment market was valued at US$29.2 billion in 2016, growing 5.8 percent from the prior year • China was the largest market for physical security gear in 2016, accounting for 29 percent of global revenue • The worldwide physical security equipment market is forecast to reach US$41.7 billion annually by 2021
  • Anna Sliwon | October 30, 2017
    In 2016, the global market for DIY security equipment reached $60 million, with the great majority of gear — 85 percent — sold in the Americas. The American market for DIY intruder alarms is forecast to grow at a CAGR of more than 20 percent over the next five years.


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  • Bryan Montany | November 10, 2017
    This report examines the global market for building automation equipment and analyzes significant trends, threats and opportunities for growth impacting the market through 2021. Building automation (BA) systems utilize sensors, controllers and actuators to automatically control a building’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. These systems reduce the energy consumption and operating costs of buildings and improve occupants’ comfort and health.
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  • Anna Sliwon | October 24, 2017
    This is the fifth edition in a series of reports by IHS Markit on the door automation product market. The previous edition was published in 2015. One of the key changes made to the scope of this research was its expansion to cover six major geographic regions: North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia. Previous editions of this research provided equipment segmentation for three geographic regions of the Americas, EMEA, and Asia.
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  • Oliver Philippou | October 19, 2017
    This report provides a combined analysis off the largest and most interesting markets with in the IHS Markit portfolio on physical security. This fifth edition report presents a global overview of the physical security market by equipment, service, vertical, and geographic region.
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  • Oliver Philippou | October 18, 2017
    As an element of the Security Vertical Applications Intelligence Service, this database provides comprehensive estimates and forecasts of the market segmented by a broad range of criteria including equipment type, vertical market, geographic region, and service type.
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  • Jim Dearing | October 09, 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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    Anna Sliwon | September 18, 2017
    This 2017 study provides a comprehensive, detailed view of the world market for intruder alarms. This is the eighth edition in the series of reports by IHS Markit on the market for intrusion equipment.
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    Blake Kozak is a principal analyst with the Security and Building Technologies group within IHS.
  • Icon Associate Director, Access Control & Fire
    Justin Siller is an associate director for the access control & fire group at IHS. Justin joined IHS in 2008 and since 2011 has managed the group with direct responsibility for setting the strategic direction of this group and managing the respective team of analysts.
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