Fire & Security Industry news round up 17/02/2017


Fire & Security, News Roundup

This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover the impressive growth of the global Wireless Video Surveillance & Electronic Access Control Systems markets, as well as the important documents that had been recently adopted to protect us better form terrorist and cyber attacks. 


Global Wireless Video Surveillance 21% market’s growth

According to a newly published report by Technavio, the global Wireless Video Surveillance market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of almost 21% during the forecast period 2017-2021. The reasons behind it vary depending on the region – in the Americas, that are accounting for 43.24% of the market in 2016, is the increase of the US budget for the deployment of defence and security systems. The EMEA regions (23.58% of the market) are witnessing growth due to the imposition of government regulations. Security concerns are the reason for growth in the APAC countries (33.18% of the market).

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(Security World Hotel, 15/02/2017)

Global Electronic Access Control Systems market to hit $31B

Persistence Market Research’s report on the global electronic access control (EAC) systems market forecasts it’s growth from $15.4 billion in 2013 to $31.2 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 12.6%. Among the factors leading the increase demand are terrorism threats, vandalism and violence in public places such as city centers and educational institutions. The report predicts that the highest CAGR growth of 16.7% will be recorded in the Asia-Pacific regions.

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(Security Sales & Integration, 13/02/2017)

“Hiring is a completely different challenge than it was five years ago”

International security industry specialists share their opinion about the changes in recruitment process including priorities and the issues they are facing when attracting the best talent. Visibility and having the right offering for applicants seem to be the key.  “People today, especially millennials, are looking to be paid for what they do, they care about benefits [though] that’s almost to a lesser extent – but more importantly, they’re looking for a place that they can grow.”

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(Security Systems News, 16/02/2017)

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on fighting cybercrime has been signed

Europol and the United States-based National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in San Francisco, to cooperate on fighting cybercrime. The MoU will allow for cooperation with regards to the Cyber Financial Program, for the identification, mitigation, and neutralisation of cyber threats to the financial services industry such as malware, phishing and social engineering for financial gain. Europol, the European Union’s police agency, says that achieving a coordinated approach between EU law enforcement and relevant partners is key to successfully combating cybercrime.

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(Professional Security Magazine, 16/02/2017)

UN terror resolutions adopted

UNSC Resolution 2341 (2017), endorsed by the 15-member council after recent terror attacks on critical infrastructure – including airports in Brussels and Istanbul – stresses collaboration, domestically and across borders. A Resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) highlights the international policing body Interpol’s global role in providing capacity-building and technical assistance to protect critical infrastructure from terrorists. It highlights a need for exchange of operational information, including on the actions and movements of terrorists, with governments, law enforcement, foreign partners and the private sector.

Read more here.

(Professional Security Magazine, 16/02/2017)


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