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  • Blake Kozak | February 10, 2015
    Electronic door access control growth in India, Australia and Malaysia was challenging in 2014, with little projected relief in 2015. In 2014, IHS projected the Indian market for access control would expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.7% from 2013 to 2018. However, IHS has revised its original forecast downward to about 13.1%.
  • Jared Bickenbach | January 28, 2015
    The euro continued its six week decline this week falling to its lowest level in more than 11 years after the European Central Bank announced it would purchase $60 billion euros a month of debt. While the euro continues to decline against the United States (U.S.) dollar (USD), the USD is expected to see its largest weekly gain since June of 2013, on expectations that the U.S. economy will outperform the European economy.
  • Blake Kozak | January 07, 2015
    Administering access control can be a burden, which is why the industry is taking steps to address this concern. More than ever before, suppliers and integrators are looking at new technologies, integrations and open standards in order to improve the end-user experience, and access control as a service (ACaaS) fits this model.


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  • Blake Kozak | November 26, 2014
    All segments of the supply chain are poised for strong growth as the access control industry enters a period of change. From remote management via a mobile application on a tablet or smartphone to using a mobile credential to gain access to an office or hotel room - new entrants continue to drive...
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  • Icon Principal Analyst, Access Control & Fire
    Blake Kozak is a principal analyst with the Security and Building Technologies group within IHS. Since joining IHS in 2008, he has authored market reports on intruder alarms, electronic physical access control, access control as a service (ACaaS), perimeter security and residential security.
  • 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.
  • Icon Senior Director, Access Control & Fire
    Paul Everett is the senior director for the access control & fire research portfolio of IHS Technology. He manages a team of global analysts and has direct responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the group and managing the respective teams of analysts.