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Allegion Access Control Business & Financials 2023 Examined

February 27th, 2024
Security

Motorola Solutions Video Security Business & Financials 2023 Examined

February 14th, 2024
PSIM
Security

The Rise and Fall and Rise of PSIM

Physical security information management (PSIM) has experienced a severely elongated hype-cycle since its first emergence in the mid-2000s, never really able to live up to the huge potential it promised. However, a flurry of activity this month has reinvigorated the discussion around the ambitious security approach. In this research note, we chart the history and […]

Physical Security Acquisitions 2023
Security

10 Notable Physical Security Acquisitions in 2023

This Research Note reviews physical security acquisitions in the commercial smart buildings space over the last 12 months. We highlight significant M&A transactions in video surveillance, access control, electronic locking, alarm monitoring, fire detection & suppression, and life safety systems. 3 major transactions in the physical security sector were completed in 2023 – Carrier divested […]

Indoor Mapping Security
Security

Security Applications Drive Growth for Indoor Mapping Market

Indoor mapping and location analytics or real-time location systems (RTLS) are a set of technologies that enable the location of people and objects within buildings using a range of indoor positioning technologies. While designed for a variety of applications, including visitor or meeting room wayfinding and maintenance support, the technology’s various safety and security features […]

Zwipe Access
Security

Zwipe Shifts Focus to Access Control in Major Strategic Pivot

In this Research Note, we examine the Norwegian biometrics specialist, Zwipe and its shift in strategic direction to focus solely on access control, announced on 16th January 2024. This article is based on their webcast presentation, 2022 annual report and selected announcements throughout last year. Founded in 2009, Zwipe AS is a technology supplier of […]

IoT Devices Cyber Security Ukraine
Security

How IoT Devices Are Being Hijacked to Drive Crime & Conflict

We are living in an increasingly monitored world. Video surveillance and other IoT devices promise to increase our security but recent cyber attacks remind us that the difference between surveillance and espionage is in the eye of the password holder. In the lead-up to deadly airstrikes in the first week of 2024, Ukraine has accused […]

Police Facial Recognition
Security

UK Policing & Immigration Trials Set Stage for Facial Recognition Market

The full capabilities of facial recognition technology are well-known, primarily through its use by the Chinese government, but its use in The West has so far been limited by regulation and public opinion. This winter, however, an operation by the UK’s London Metropolitan Police Force (MET) has implemented facial recognition to make a number of […]

Amazon One Enterprise Access Control
Security

Amazon One Enterprise’s Palm-based Access Control Assessed

Faces, fingers, and eyes have so far dominated the biometric access control landscape but retail giant Amazon is betting on palms to redefine the future of physical security. Initially released in 2020, the palm-based access control solution Amazon One has been gradually building momentum in the retail and hospitality sectors. Now the recent release of […]

Access Control MultiFactor Authentication
Security

The Multifactor Future of Access Control Authentication

In recent decades, the access control market has seen the introduction of numerous different forms of authentication to enhance security and the user experience. Our latest research does not expect this fragmented technology landscape to be solved by a single form of authentication, however. Instead we expect to see the continued rise of multifactor authentication […]

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