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Motorola Solutions Continues Video Security Acquisition Spree in 2022

May 16th, 2022
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Senstar Technologies Business and 2021 Financials Examined

May 11th, 2022
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Exploring M&A Trends in the Physical Security Market

The total annual value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the physical security industry over the last 15 years has been very volatile. In the peak years there was always at least one major acquisition, often two, with a value of between $2 billion and $16 billion, exaggerating the contrast with low-M&A trough years. While […]

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Beyond Video Security: Hikvision 2021 Annual Report Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Chinese video surveillance giant, Hikvision (Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd) focusing on 2021 financial results and the group strategy to broaden its remit beyond its video surveillance business, based on their 2021 Annual Report and Memoori analysis.  Hikvision is the world’s largest manufacturer of video surveillance equipment. Established in 2001, the Company was listed […]

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The Legislative Balancing Act For Facial Recognition Technology

Is facial recognition good? It provides a reliable form of digital identification that does not require every user to have a smartphone or other authentication device. It removes the need for physical contact with shared biometric devices, such as fingerprint scanners, supporting virus mitigation efforts during the pandemic. By flooding our buildings and cities with facial […]

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Canon Video Surveillance Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Canon video surveillance businesses, incorporating Canon and Axis Communications hardware, Milestone video management software, Arcules cloud services and BriefCam video analytics software.  This analysis is based on the parent company investor presentations, corporate strategy conference 7th March 2022 and Axis 2021 Annual Review and Sustainability Report. Canon video surveillance businesses are reported under the network […]

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Laying the Infrastructure for Global Physical Security Market Growth

The pandemic recovery strategies of major economies around the world present huge opportunities for the physical security industry. Recent stimulus packages and investment programs provide a huge boom in infrastructure spending under a common approach of “Build Back Better”. A variety of major infrastructure projects launched by prominent governments, in the wake of the COVID-19 […]

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The Integrated Future of Smart Buildings & Physical Security

Criminals force entry into a building, set off alarms, and get away with valuable assets before law enforcement or security personnel can reach the scene. Then the security team and police can analyze footage in order to track down the perpetrators and attempt to retrieve the stolen items. This has been the typical scenario for […]

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Mobotix Repositions Video Surveillance Business & Updates Strategy

In this Research Note, we examine the Mobotix video surveillance business, based on their 2020/2021 Annual Report, 2022 business strategy and Memoori market analysis. Founded in 1999, Mobotix AG is a specialist manufacturer of IP network video cameras, based in Winnweiler-Langmeil, Germany, and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company is a subsidiary of Konica Minolta, […]

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Securing the Security of the Global Physical Security Market

“Tensions over alleged human rights violations and the ongoing trade war between China and the US has seen legislative moves, new sanctions, and tit-for-tat trade barriers erected that significantly disrupt the flow of physical security products between the two nations, and the ability of their respective manufacturers to trade in their respective markets,” explains our latest […]

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