Canon in Position to Buy Axis for $2.8B

February 11, 2015

Security Sales and Integration recently announced in an article by Scott Fine that Canon is looking to buy Axis for 2.8 Billion dollars. The announcement comes less than a year after the Japanese imaging giant acquired VMS leader Milestone.

In what would be a monumental industry deal, Canon is making a strong push to purchase Axis, the market-share leader in network IP video surveillance cameras and related devices, for $2.8 billion.

This comes less than a year after Japanese imaging giant Canon bought Milestone, a leader in video management software, for an undisclosed amount.

“This is a massive development in the video surveillance equipment market. Until last year, Canon was a small player in this market,” IHS Principal Analyst for Video Surveillance Equipment Jon Cropley says. “In June 2014, Canon acquired the world’s largest supplier of video management software, Milestone Systems. Now, Canon is purchasing the world’s largest supplier of network cameras. All of this shows just how seriously Canon is about expanding its interests in the video surveillance equipment market.”

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Global Intelligent Video Surveillance Market in the Retail Industry 2012-2016

November 20, 2013

TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global Intelligent Video Surveillance market in the Retail industry to grow at a CAGR of 27.12 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for better image quality. The Global Intelligent Video Surveillance market in the Retail industry has also been witnessing the increasing adoption of IP video surveillance. However, the lack of awareness about digital IVS systems and technology could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

Regional Overview

TechNavio’s report, the Global Intelligent Video Surveillance Market in the Retail Industry 2012-2016, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Intelligent Video Surveillance market in the Retail industry landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years.

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Increased Adoption of IP-based Video Surveillance Technology by Retail

January 14, 2013

Axis Communications announced today the results of a survey they commissioned in October 2012. The survey shows the increased adoption of IP-based video surveillance technology by retail organizations and their growing interest in cross-functional uses of digital video systems, such as video analytics and point of sales (POS) integration for improved sales, marketing and operations.

The report reveals the following:

Migration to IP Video:

    • In 2010, two-thirds of respondents said they use analog-only systems, as compared to about one-third who have analog-only today;
    • Of those who use analog-only systems, 43 percent say they have an IP migration strategy in place, while 21.4 percent would like to create a plan in the future;
    • The main drivers for the adoption of IP video solutions were better image quality/HDTV and integration with other business systems and intelligent video;
    • Only 38.5 percent of respondents with IP-connected digital systems have access to live surveillance footage via a mobile device, yet 87.5 percent would find it beneficial;
  • “Cost of technology refresh” remained the biggest obstacle for the adoption of IP video, yet the rise of cross-functional uses of digital video for improved sales, operational efficiencies and new revenue opportunities could lead to budget contributions by other departments.

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Cutting-Edge “Maple Seed” Drones are About to Reshape High-Tech Surveillance

July 31, 2012

A new generation of small drones and robots are about to reshape the world of high-tech surveillance.

They include drones that look like the seeds of a maple tree and others that can fly in formation like a flock of birds. Soon swarms of drones will hit the skies and take to the oceans…

They could provide remote surveillance for complex systems like oil rigs and power plants. Or they could help farmers track crop yields and insects in their fields. But no matter how you slice it this is cutting-edge stuff…

Take the case of the newest entry from Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT). Its latest spy drone is called the Samarai. The firm compares it to maple tree seeds that millions of kids over the years have turned into toy helicopters.

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The Real Cloud Security Is Out There

May 9, 2012

A recent Security Director News article entitled, “Will the real cloud security please stand up?” provided a good analysis of the current cloud-based marketplace. As we work with our customers we often encounter confusion over the terms cloud-based, hosted and IP-based security.

We found the article’s description to be a good overview. The article states:
“So, where are the real cloud applications? By category, the biggest emerging crop is in video surveillance, variously known as hosted video or Video Software as a Service (VSaaS).
Many of these are true cloud applications because they are:
a) hosted;
b) multi-tenant, supporting numerous customers in a single instance;
c) massively scalable;
d) sold per-camera-per-month as a metered service.”

As a provider of a true cloud-based video security surveillance solution that is in fact, 100 percent hosted, multi-tenant, scalable and sold per-camera-per month, we agree that education is the key to ensuring customers are receiving a true cloud-based solution and not a repackaged software solution with new new marketing .

The article also states:”For those of us in the cloud business, it is our job to provide leadership, clear away confusion, and help them along.”

We have thousands of cameras already in the field providing security and business benefits to recyclers, homeowners associations,  retail stores, apartment and office complexes, restaurants and more.  We work with our clients daily to ensure our solution is meeting their current needs while also prepared for the challenges of tomorrow. Our goal is to provide our customers, both large and small, one integrated solution that allows them to access their security on their terms and device of choice.

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