IMS Research: State Of The Industry 2013
By Niall Jenkins, research manager, IHS
The transition from analog to network equipment has been an established trend in the CCTV and video surveillance market for some time now. However, this trend is driving another transition that is gathering pace according to IMS Research (now part of IHS Inc.): the IT land grab of the video surveillance market.
As an example, the “Americas Market for Distribution of Video Surveillance Equipment” report forecasts that IT distributors will account for a quarter of all distribution revenues by 2017. Most of this revenue share will be won from the traditional security distributor.
By Blake Kozak, senior analyst, IHS
The Americas’ access control panel market is largely split between mature products such as keypad (stand-alone) controllers and serial (RS-485) controllers, and more recently IP-enabled panels and edge devices. Similar to proximity readers, keypad controllers and serial controllers benefit from a large, installed base and product familiarity among distributors, installers, and end users. At the same time, the popularity of IP communications in physical security and access control has given rise to products such as IP-enabled panels and edge devices.
Legacy sales will continue to support the moderate market growth of serial (RS-485) controllers. However, over the next five years, increasing pressure and requests for uniform IP systems (access control, video surveillance, other equipment) will erode market growth, especially that of serial controllers, which will continue to slow during 2015 and 2016.