20 Key Trends Emerge From ASIS 2014

Milestone Systems received a lot of attention at this year's ASIS in Atlanta and was one of the big trend-setters at the show.

Written by Scott Goldfine, Editor, Security Sales & Integration Magazine

The 60th Annual ASIS Int'l Seminar and Exhibits was a rousing success, with plenty of telling industry takeaways. Find out what they are

ATLANTA ― The security industry is closing out the year on a high note. While official figures were not available at the time of this writing, it was apparent to anyone who regularly attends the event that the 60th Annual ASIS Int’l Seminar and Exhibits at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center was an undeniable success.

With that in mind, 20 predominant trends or themes stood out among the 650+ exhibiting vendors. Here, in no particular order, are those takeaways: 

Software-centric vendors moving into hardware ― The corollary to the above is vendors well known for programming expertise expanding into selling components. Besides the additional revenue it can allow a more unified solution. An example here would be Milestone’s and OnSSI’s new NVR offerings.

More openness and interoperability ― Many vendors’ booths have become rainbows of logos showing off how their products are officially interoperable with an array of other technology providers. This is great for integrators as it eases assembling seamless integrations, even if the promise sometimes exceeds the field results. Open APIs and SDKs are seemingly available to all interested parties. A chief example is VMS ecosystem leader Milestone.

Integrating acquisitions ― Several high-profile acquisitions from the past year were shown to have been well integrated within their new parent companies. Examples were Milestone (Canon), VideoIQ (Avigilon) and Tyco Security Products (Exacq Technologies). It was also Allegion’s first ASIS show since being spun off from Ingersoll Rand.

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