This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover how facial recognition can improve our privacy the rise of DIY security, a growth of mobile video surveillance market and more…
Mobile video surveillance market is growing
According to the latest analysis Marketsandmarkets, the mobile video surveillance market was valued at $1.40 Billion in 2017 is expected it to reach USD 2.32 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 8.77% between 2017 and 2023. The market growth is driven by the increasing installation of surveillance cameras, improving infrastructure and deployment capabilities, rising demand for intelligent and scalable mobile video surveillance solutions, rising demand for cloud-based surveillance solutions, and growing adoption of IP cameras. The report suggests that the transportation vertical is expected to grow at the highest rate between 2017 and 2023.
(Security World Market, 02/11/2017)
Facial recognition – a route to improving privacy
The use of facial recognition technology poses a grave risk to our privacy – and threatens to undermine public trust in the police. But facial recognition could ultimately give the public more, not less, confidence in law enforcement. This advanced technology forms part of a new era of artificial intelligence (AI), a whole different world that could accelerate our understanding of people’s behaviour and, crucially, identify criminals quicker than ever before. We should look at facial recognition and AI in general as a route to improving privacy rather than reducing it, while at the same time enhancing the effectiveness of such systems. The police can blank out and ignore innocent people on the one hand, and focus on people that pose a real risk on the other – therefore improving public confidence.
(IFSEC Global, 01/11/2017)
DIY security – a threat to the professional market?
The popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) security systems is on the rise owing to their low cost, easy installation and smartphone-enabled operation. In 2016, IHS finds that the global market for DIY security equipment reached $60 million, with the great majority of gear – 85% – sold in the Americas. The American market for DIY intruder alarms is forecast to grow at a CAGR of more than 20% over the next five years. IHS analysts believe that professional solution providers are under pressure because new players have entered the security marketplace from other industries, resulting in increased competition and pricing pressures.
(Security World Market, 01/11/2017)
BSIA forges closer links with the US
The British Security Industry Association and its American equivalent, the Security Industry Association (SIA), have jointly signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the foundations of a long-term working relationship in anticipation of closer trade links between the two countries following Brexit and the election of President Trump. Signed by the Chief Executives of both Associations at London’s historic Benjamin Franklin House as part of the SIA’s visit to London, the MOU formalises both parties’ agreement to ‘work collaboratively in the interests of the UK security industry and the US security industry, where to do so would have a measurable beneficial effect on both nations’ security industries’.
(Security World Market, 30/10/2017)
Man Finds USB Drive With Vital Security Information on Heathrow Airport
A random stranger literally found an entire security blueprint of Heathrow Airport on a USB drive that was literally lying in the street. According to the Sunday Mirror, critical data found on the drive included: maps of CCTV camera locations as well as access tunnels and escape shafts linked to the Heathrow Express, files on every type of ID needed to access various secure areas of the airport, the exact route the Queen takes to the airport and the security procedures in place to protect her and more. “protect her and more. We have reviewed all of our security plans and are confident that Heathrow remains secure. We have also launched an internal investigation to understand how this happened and are taking steps to prevent a similar occurrence in future.”
(Extreme tech, 30/10/2017)
Eligo at Security Twenty 17 – London Heathrow
The Eligo team were proud to be exhibiting once again at what proved to be yet another successful event, meeting lots of great industry talent, networking, and experiencing the market’s current strengths. We are delighted to get such positive feedback from manufacturers who are seeing a number of projects become live and more opportunities for them to get their product specified. The distributors and installers have echoed this positive message, confirming that their order books are healthy and their diaries are busy. A traditional charity fund-raising dinner the night before raised £2450 for the London’s Air Ambulance which delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, serving 10 million people who live, work & travel within M25.
It was Professional Security’s final Security TWENTY 17 event of the year. ST18 is coming your way soon.
(Professional Security Magazine, 03/11/2017)
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