Security Technologies Top Trends for 2019

Broadband Adoption in the Critical Communications Industry With the growing appetite for broadband-enabled data applications, and the increasing possibility of spectrum allocation in many parts of the world, the market for private/ hybrid broadband networks for private mobile radio (PMR) users will continue to expand across multiple sectors. As a result, the critical communications industry will move towards a mix of broadband-capable network solutions e.g., private long term evolution (LTE) or the various operating models possible with commercial and private LTE. It is unlikely that users will adopt broadband solutions…

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Security Technologies Top Trends for 2019

Licensed Mobile Radio Trends Overview Licensed mobile radio (LMR) deployments continue to increase globally, despite the emergence of LTE solutions onto the world stage and 5G on the horizon. Government and commercial sectors increasingly rely on LMR for secure, instant and reliable voice communications, so cost-optimized digital technologies, TETRA, P25, TETRAPOL and other major digital LMR technologies continue to attract investment. The United Kingdom, a pioneer of LTE technology, announced only in 2018 that it would extend its nationwide Airwave TETRA network to at least 2022 to provide mission critical…

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Security Technologies Top Trends for 2019

SaaS Driving Next Generation Emergency Response By – Alex Richardson The transition toward SaaS, a shift, while very much underway in the consumer and commercial sectors, has been picking up pace significantly over the last year in the public safety sector. Historically, agencies in the United States in this case, had been very hesitant to deploy solutions via anything other than on premises. A confluence of factors is catalyzing this shift, and it was evident at shows such as International Wireless Communications Exhibition (IWCE) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP),…

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Security Technologies Top Trends for 2019

Electronic Access Control Systems: Year-end Review and Forecast IHS Markit projects that the market for physical electronic access control solutions has grown to over $5.2 billion in 2018. The market has experienced stable and predictable growth rates that have hovered around 6 percent over the past several years. Electronic locks remain both the largest and the fastest growing product type in access control, representing nearly 40% of the global market size for all access control equipment. While market growth rates have been consistent, technological developments have dramatically impacted the market in…

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