This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover a new government campaign as part of ACT: Action Counters Terrorism, a promising forecast for Access Control market, a growth of global ANPR market and more…
Government launches ACT: Action Counters Terrorism
Counter Terrorism Policing is launching its biggest-ever winter advertising campaign to the public, as part of ACT: Action Counters Terrorism. This campaign aims to encourage the public to remain vigilant, look out for suspicious behaviour and inform people how to report their concerns, providing a ‘whole society’ approach where police, security staff, retail workers and the public come together to minimise the chance of attacks and mitigate the impact they can have. “All staff working in crowded places – not just those who have a security role – can follow the ACT Awareness e-Learning course and be in a stronger position to help protect themselves, colleagues and the public.”
(Security World Market, 29/11/2018)
The future of Access Control products market
In 2018, the global Access Control product market realized a growth of 8% reaching sales of $7.45Bn. This is an average growth across the world and we believe that some western countries have well exceeded this figure. According to the latest report by Memoori, the market will grow by a CAGR of 7.5% / 8% to 2023 making sales of approximately $11Bn in that year. Demand will be driven by growth in IP Networking products, ACaaS, Biometric Readers and Identity Management. Integration with other Physical security systems and Building Automation Systems (BAS) is now an established part of the business and this is generating further growth.
Global ANPR market is growing
The latest research by IHS Markit predicts that the global market revenues from sales of intelligent ANPR devices are going to reach $800 million by 2022 and increase at a compound annual growth rate of 16.4%. The types of applications where automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) can be used has increased and so has the range of offered functionalities. Advances in video analytics and processing power used in modern ANPR devices are reshaping the market says the research company. Red light enforcement is another key ANPR application that has benefitted greatly from advances in analytics.
(Security World Market, 27/11/2018)
Security 50 Ranking for 2018
a&s has released its annual Security 50 ranking. In the years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, the industry almost reached its highest growth. At present, the global security industry, especially the video surveillance segment, has maintained an average growth of 7 to 9% every year, according to the analysis of multiple researchers. In this year’s Security 50 ranking, a&s recognizes the achievements of video surveillance companies, who were able to maintain double-digit growth and gross margins in 2017 despite the huge pressure from camera price reductions year after year.
Smoke toxicity tests reveal health hazards by burning external cladding
The latest smoke toxicity tests by The Fire Protection Association (FPA) have suggested that building regulations overlook the health hazards posed by toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding. The FPA hopes its report will guide government thinking on the role toxicity plays in product approvals. The government has now announced a ban on combustible materials in construction in response to recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt following her review of building regulations. “Measuring smoke toxicity in building products is currently not a legal requirement. The results of our study show that current regulations may not adequately protect occupants from the potentially toxic fire gases from materials burning on the outside of buildings.”
(IFSEC Global, 29/11/2018)
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