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Fire & Security Industry News Round-up 18/05/2018

Fire and Security | Akeim Morgan | 18/5/18

Eligo Fire & Security Weekly News and Jobs: Access Control & CCTV trends




This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover a continuous growth of Global Homeland Security & Thermal Imaging markets, the future of Biometrics and IT in Access Control market & more…




Global homeland security market is growing


Fire & Security Jobs and weekly news by our recruitment consultants: Global homeland security market is growingThe latest research by Marketsandmarkets predicts that the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Market and Global Forecast to 2023 will grow from an estimated USD 557.14 billion in 2018 to USD 742.06 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.90% from 2018 to 2023. Increasing terrorist threats and biohazard attacks and occurrences of unpredictable natural disasters due to ever-changing climatic conditions worldwide are the key factors driving the growth of the homeland security and emergency management market.

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(Security World Market, 16/05/2018)

The future of Biometrics & IoT in Access Control market


The future of Biometrics & IoT in Access Control marketAccording to the industry specialist, the access control market is opening up and face recognition has long-term potential to succeed where other biometrics have failed. The biggest trend on the access control market is the integration between logical and physical access. Biometric reader revenue sales have developed well over the last five to ten years, but they have not grown to the point where they are actually replacing physical credentials across the entirety access control installations – like many predicted when biometric technology came to the market. A big reason is that they are much more expensive than card readers.

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(Security World Market, 17/05/2018)

Thermal imaging market to hit $4 Billion by 2023


Security jobs and news: Thermal imaging market is growingMarketsandmarkets’ latest report on thermal imaging predicts that the market will be worth USD 4.04 billion by 2023 from USD 2.72 billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 6.73% between 2018 and 2023. Reduction in the price of thermal imaging products, the increasing adoption of thermal imaging in perimeter security, and penetration in machine vision applications are driving the growth of this market. North America is likely to continue to lead the thermal imaging market; it accounted for the largest share of the global thermal imaging market in 2017.

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(Security World Market, 17/05/2018)

Surveillance landscape is changing

CCTV jobs and news: 2018 top video surveillance trendsThe design, installation and maintenance of CCTV systems must now balance security for their buyers against important protection of personal freedoms. CCTV surveillance plays a demonstrable role in helping to deter, detect and prosecute, using evidential quality images, but after 30 years of relatively unchecked public space surveillance, there is an increasing emphasis on privacy issues. With stronger GDPR data protection legislation taking effect on May 25, there is rising concern surrounding the need to reassure the public. The focus is now turning towards checks and balances, including tangible reassurances over the security of personal data contained with the images themselves.

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(Professional Security Magazine, 17/05/2018)

Rising risk of fraud for renters

Weekly security news by our Security recruitment consultants Rising risk of fraud for rentersRenters are particularly vulnerable to fraudsters because their post is often left in communal areas or in mailboxes which can be accessed from the street. Some tenants are more likely to be targeted than others. The largest increase in third-party fraud of any group over the last two years is among ‘Transient Renters’ (up 2.97%), with current account fraud rising 4.82% against this group. They are mainly aged 18 to 25, share private low-cost housing and move regularly. Yet fraud has decreased 4.85% over two years against people living in Rental Hubs, who are typically single, in their 20s and 30s and rent privately in cities and towns while early in their careers, or studying.

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(Professional Security Magazine, 17/05/2018)



Our weekly fire and security news round-up regularly feature supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and much more. Check back each week to catch up on the industry news affecting the fire & security sector collated by our team of fire & security recruiters.

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