Security

High Tech or Cash Cow Business – It’s Innovative Technology that is Fuelling Acquisitions in the Security Industry

A strong feature of the physical security business in the first 10 months of this year has been the acquisition of security companies by IT related companies. It has been particularly evident in the last three months with strong players in the identity business buying access control companies in order to deliver total solutions. This is not a one way trade as HID Global have shown with the recent acquisition of ActiveIdentity, a leading supplier of identity assurance solutions. Technology through IT-Convergence and the influence of IP and networking has made it possible, but the driver has been the goal of better and more cost effective solutions. "This year has shown that the acquisition of high tech companies or seemingly low tech cash cows has been driven by the opportunity to deliver better and more effective security solutions enabled by IT technology." Alarm Monitoring; long the fragmented and low growth sector of the security industry, […]

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