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London, United Kingdom, 2008/01/09 - Across Europe, the heightened need for higher levels of security is pushing organisations to opt for multi-layered security that incorporates access control, video surveillance and other security devices into the security infrastructure.
Market participants are addressing shortcomings related to network-based solutions even as they move to educate end users and promote the uptake of integrated solutions.
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"Open communications protocols, networks and faster computers have led to the diversification of IP networks to newer areas of the organisation," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Archana Umesh Rao. "As a result, interoperability is being extended to other applications such as security."
As technology advances in the security industry from analog to digital to IP, vendors and customers are reviewing opportunities to secure facilities more comprehensively through multi-layered technology instead of isolated security products. Corporate security services such as video surveillance, access control and fraud detection are increasingly database-driven and network-delivered, leading to IP becoming ever-more tightly tied in with physical security.
However, implementation has been sluggish due to low end-user awareness about the benefits of integrating disparate security solutions. Also, the use of integrated systems has been restricted to high-end applications due to the high cost of network infrastructure and integration software.
"The convergence of physical security with IP involves a complex amalgamation of security and networking technology," comments Rao. "In this context, superior customer service and technical support will be crucial to gaining a competitive advantage in the market."
Educating end users and distribution partners and making them aware about the considerable benefits and return on investment to be accrued from integrated solutions should be the key focus for industry participants.
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