More surveillance equipment buys for public buildings
Recent security incidents are driving governments to install more equipment, says Todd Flowers, president of Roseville, Calif.-based Surveillance Systems Integration (SSI). “For us in the security industry, we have seen a rise in video surveillance sales in the government sector. Due to the unfortunate events that have rocked the security in our schools, cities, and threats to our country, there has been an increase in sales of surveillance products to various government agencies.”
The public sector, says Flowers, have several surveillance needs. “For government surveillance systems, the highest priority purchases are high-definition cameras; video analytics, including facial recognition; and video management systems that incorporate the city’s cameras into a central command.“
SSI celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012, and saw a 30 percent increase in revenues through its 2012 fiscal year. The firm offers surveillance integration expertise in these target markets: casino, retail, and commercial, including government. SSI provides clients with system solutions, from system design to installation and execution. The firm offers consultation, system-design engineering and project management.
SSI has developed strategic partnerships with all levels of law enforcement agencies to design and install video surveillance systems. The company’s assembled products can act as the core system that can tie together public and private entities powered by SSI’s Community Video Data Sharing program. SSI currently has 8 branch offices throughout the country.
SSI sells to government. Go to this site for details. The company’s GSA contract number is GS-07F-9323S.
Access controls represent the top-selling category of the electronic security equipment marketplace in the U.S., says Ken Research in its latest security equipment market report. The Ken Research analysis is titled: “The U.S. Electronic Security Industry Outlook to 2017.” The subtitle of the report is “Video Surveillance and Integrated Solutions to Lead the Market.”
Commercial and government offices are the largest sources of revenues for access control equipment makers, says the Ken Research report, which was released this past June. Video surveillance is the fastest growing category of the electronic security equipment marketplace in the U.S., says Ken Research.
The U.S. has been the largest market for electronic security products worldwide for the past several years, says Ken Research. The demand for electronic security systems continues to be driven by a perceived risk of increased levels of crime, despite a long-term trend of falling crime rates. Industry revenues, says the report, have been growing at a 4.2 percent annual rate for the last two years.
Digitization, which enables operating video surveillance systems over the Internet, is driving revenue, says Ken Research. New technologies, such as video analytics, VSaaS (VSaaS stands for Video Surveillance as a Service) and cloud-based connectivity, are helping deliver innovations in the market, say Ken Research analysts. Ken Research, a publisher of market intelligence and equity research reports, is based in New Delhi, India.