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14 Genetec Strategizes Deeper Push Into Asia Pacific a&s talks to Daniel Lee, the new MD for the Asia Pacific region at Genetec, whose mandate is to bring fresh ideas for market penetration that are both practical and deliverable in a vast region.


34 Smart Traffic Enforcement Heightens ME Road Safety((((



42 Yearly Review and Preview: Optimism Prevails in Global Security(((( 46 Koreans Strive for Excellence


Outdoor Home Security Cameras Getting Smart and Sharp


10 IL&FS and Wavesight to Supply Edge Equipment in Rajasthan, India 11 Brisbane Airport Launches Facial Recognition Trial, Reducing Processing Time 12 Milesight Partners With Teeya Master to Expand Business in Thailand 13 NEC to Provide Disaster Prevention System in Indonesia 6









“The region remains the strongest globally for new construction projects, and investment in newly constructed commercial infrastructure will continue to drive sales of building automation equipment.” —Bryan Montany, Research Analyst, Security and Building Technologies, IHS Markit Commercial Building Automation Market Takes Off in Asia, p. 26


Why time-sensitive networking is critical in IIoT Ensuring that data is transmitted in a timely and reliable manner becomes critical. This is where time-sensitive networking can come in handy.

How location data can benefit various vertical markets In the age of IoT, information such as location-based data can offer insights that can help end users with related planning, marketing and decision-making objectives.

EDITOR’S NOTE IoT and AI Bring Innovations to Smart Cities A lot of new innovations for smart living and entertainment caught people’s attention at CES this year. Another new theme for the show this year was smart cities. With the prediction of widespread 5G and AI technologies — machine learning and deep learning, the industry experts forecast the adoption of these smart technologies will make cities more intelligent and safe. Most importantly, with less traffic jams, and buildings and big infrastructures able to save a lot on energy and fuel costs, people can start to live more smartly and healthily. In Asia Pacific, many countries are strengthening its network infrastructures for smart cities. According to Frost & Sullivan, the total spending on IoT devices in the Asia-Pacific region was US$10 billion in 2014 and will reach $59 billion by 2020. In the report, South Korea and Singapore are among the top five countries in the world with the highest adoption of IoT devices. From the IoT adoption rate to smart cities development, we also see competition among Asian cities to become smart. India and China are the ones that seem more aggressive with smart city development. However, Singapore is still ahead of these countries to become the leader in Asia, in terms of a smart city. In the next decade, we can see how these Asian cities compete and adopt new technologies for being smart.


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In access control, the “what you are” factor, namely biometrics, is quickly gaining popularity among end-user entities, not just in Asia but throughout the world. More and more, multimodal biometrics, or using two modalities – such as fingerprint and face – to authenticate instead of one, are being deployed due to the flexibility and extra layer of security that they bring.

Building automation systems have certainly grown in popularity and this growth trajectory is expected to continue in the next few years. As users are pushing to get the most bang out of their buck, these systems are becoming efficient tools for them to integrate disparate systems, increasing overall security as well as driving down operational costs and energy wastage.


Outdoor Home Security Cameras Getting Smart and Sharp


f you want to keep an eye on what is happening at home without fretting over the cost of a full-fledged home security system, investing in a Wi-Fi connected camera is a good start. Home security cameras can be divided into indoor cameras and outdoor cameras, both playing an important role in keeping one’s family and property safe. Nowadays, with the availability of features such as facial recognition and motion detection, outdoor security cameras are getting smarter.

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Nest Cam IQ is weatherproof, tamper-resistant and seriously sharp, allowing users to know about a break-in before it happens. This outdoor security camera can detect a person up to 50 feet away, then alerts users with a photo of who is there. With Nest Aware, it can even recognize a familiar face. Nest Cam IQ has a close-up tracking view — when it sees a person, its special algorithms automatically zoom in and follow the action in the app. With a 4K sensor, the camera can zoom in up to 12x and enhance for a crisp picture, allowing users to keep a close eye on somewhere specific. Its daytime HDR combines multiple 4K images to even out challenging lighting conditions, so that details do not get blown out or lost in the shadows. Key Features • Weatherproof IP66 rating • Powerful built-in speaker and mic, with noise and echo suppression • High-power infrared LEDs for clear, even night vision • A hidden power cord plugs into an indoor outlet for 24/7 security •Multi-axis 360° rotation Supplier: Nest URL:

Ring Floodlight Cam Ring Floodlight Cam is a motion-activated security camera with built-in floodlights, a siren alarm and two-way audio. These features allow users to see, hear and speak to anyone on their properties from anywhere. With object and facial detection, Floodlight Cam has advanced motion sensors in home security. Its 270° field-of-view will enable users to detect motion around corners and monitor all their blind spots. Floodlight Cam easily replaces existing wired floodlights and connects to standard junction boxes. With the app, users can flash the lights, sound the alarm and zoom-in to focus on their most important areas. Key Features • Crystal-clear HD video • 110-decibel siren alarm • Dual sensors with object and facial detection • Ultra wide-angle motion sensors • Customizable motion zones and scheduling • Motion-activated camera and floodlights Supplier: Ring URL:

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remo+ DoorCam monitors any entry way with a wire-free, over-the-door smart HD camera with built-in motion sensor, two-way talk and night vision. DoorCam can be self-installed within seconds by hanging over any residential door without damaging property. The camera has superior connectivity in that the antenna and Wi-Fi chipset are placed inside the user’s home to limit Wi-Fi connection interference from thick building materials. DoorCam operates on three D-type batteries that last for up to 12 months until batteries need to be replaced. Key Features • HD video: Streams HD videos with 160° wide angle view • Two-way audio: Speak and listen to visitors with full duplex audio using the free remo+ app • Cloud recording: Access all videos within last 30 days from one’s phone, including missed activities • PIR sensor: Customize motion sensor sensitivity to detect relevant activities in real time • Night vision: See motion and answer calls with infrared night vision Supplier: remo+ URL:



Arlo Pro 2

Arlo Pro 2 comes with 1080p HD, allowing the user to see everything that goes on at home in more brilliant detail than ever before. If an intruder were to break into one’s home, Arlo’s clear video quality can help one better identify the suspect. The camera has the flexibility to go wire-free thanks to its rechargeable battery, or stay plugged into power. When plugged in to an indoor power outlet, its advanced features like activity zones and optional 24/7 continuous video recording will be unlocked. The IP65-certified Arlo Pro 2 is weatherresistant to stand watch for the user from anywhere, indoors or out, rain or shine. Key Features • Motion and sound detection: Get instant notifications sent to one’s smartphone or email • Two-Way audio: Listen in and talk through the camera from one’s smartphone • Night vision: Turns on automatically in low light so one can see clearly • 130° viewing angle: Wide-angle PIR motion sensor makes sure no movement slips through without notice • Embedded in the base station, the 100+ decibel smart security siren can be controlled from anywhere Supplier: Arlo URL:

Logitech Circle 2

Circle 2 is built to handle rain, snow, heat and cold. Whether plugged into the wall or wire-free (powered by a rechargeable battery that can last between a few days and three months, depending on usage), every Circle 2 security camera works indoors and outdoors. Its easy-to-use mobile and web apps let users stream and download unlimited numbers of 1080p HD videos from anywhere effortlessly. Smart Alerts intelligently analyzes motion to make sure users only get relevant alerts on their mobile devices. Users can also customize alert frequency or sensitivity from the Circle mobile app. Key Features • Integrates seamlessly with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant • Ultra-wide angle lens with up to 180-degree field-of-view • Night vision that is clear as day and visible up to 15 feet • Secured digitally by a unique identification process to prevent unauthorized access • The Circle app is available on desktop, mobile and Android TV Supplier: Logitech URL:


Eyes Outdoor Camera The Eyes outdoor camera enables users to combine reliable property surveillance with atmospheric exterior lighting. Wherever users are, the Eyes outdoor camera keeps them posted on what is happening around their home. The smart, high-resolution camera can be easily installed in place of an exterior light. Once installed, it keeps an eye on the surroundings and provides users with high quality videos through the Bosch Smart Camera app. The camera’s intelligent sensors ensure that it does not react to movements of trees or pets but only records events that are actually significant. The camera can also be used as an intercom. Key Features • Connected to smartphone by the Bosch Smart Camera app • Only records relevant events thanks to integrated motion sensors • Provides Full HD color images within a range of 10 meters, 24/7 • Serves simultaneously as intercom and exterior light • Enhances the look of the house wall with its design and integrated sensors Supplier: Bosch Smart Home URL:

Netatmo Presence Outdoor Security Camera

Presence enables users to know instantly about what happens outside their home. At night, one can either watch discreetly with Presence’s infrared night vision or switch the camera’s floodlight on. The smart floodlight can be switched on manually in the app or set to switch on when it detects a person, car or animal. It helps users find their way safely at night and deters any unwanted visitors. Simply replacing any existing outdoor light fixture, Presence is specifically designed for outdoor use and can withstand the elements, thanks to HZO technology — an innovative thin-film coating solution. With Presence, one receives customized notifications that match one’s needs. The Alert-Zones feature allows users to select specific areas for alerts. Key Features • The aluminum body gives Presence a timeless design and at the same time makes it extremely durable • Records only when something happens • Videos are recorded in excellent Full HD quality • Able to detect people, cars or animals up to 20 m/65 ft • Bank-level and end-to-end encryption is used for the highest level of protection Supplier: Netatmo URL:


NEWS FEATURE a&s explores topics that are generating interest in the security industry, offering readers important facts and information relevant to their profession.

IL&FS and Wavesight to Supply Edge Equipment in Rajasthan, India IL&FS and Wavesight will supply edge devices and radios for Rajasthan’s newly established command and control center.


BY Wavesight Wireless Solutions

L&FS Technologies and Wavesight Wireless Solutions, New Delhi, have signed a rate contract for the supply, installation, commissioning and FMS of edge equipment for a surveillance and incident response project in the state of Rajasthan, India. Raj Comp Info Services, on behalf of the Government of Rajasthan, is in the process of establishing a command and control center, including a video surveillance room, a dial 100 control room, a forensic investigation room, an ITMS room, a data center and FMS/NOC room and a power room, under a surveillance and incident response project in seven cities of the state of Rajasthan. Under this surveillance and incident response project, the state government intends to provide safety, security and timely assistance to the residents at time of emergency. This project would integrate surveillance systems of different stakeholders with the objective of enhancing safety and security of the districts. IL&FS Technologies has been awarded the contract for the supply of selected edge devices across 20 districts and FMS services in 10 districts of Rajasthan. This rate contract consists of different types of cameras connected to the district control room and then to the central command and control center in Jaipur. IL&FS will be establishing an interface link between the nearest fiber pit and the pole on which the camera is installed using either a radio link or a wired network as the case may be. Wavesight, with its experience of over 5,000 installations in more than 30 countries across the U.K., Europe, Middle East, South Asia and the recent deployment of over 1,000 radios in the Mumbai city surveillance project, will be providing ILF&S with its new generation TDMA compliant radios and support during the feasibility survey, design finalization, and execution of the project as well as maintenance support thereafter for five years.

Brisbane Airport Launches Facial Recognition Trial, Reducing Processing Time The adoption of biometric technologies at airports has become a global trend. Facial recognition, for example, has been shown to be capable of expediting identity verification at the Brisbane Airport.


BY the a&s Editorial Team

ITA, a solution provider for air transport communications, has announced that the trial program of facial recognition technology at the Brisbane Airport has reduced processing time for boarding and check-in by 70 percent, according to Australian Aviation magazine. The trial program, which features SITA Smart Path using facial recognition technology at check-in and at the boarding gate, was launched in March 2017. During the trial, passengers heading across the Tasman Sea from Brisbane flying Air New Zealand would approach a self-service check-in kiosk, which creates a “single secure token” with biometrics — the passenger’s face — that is linked to the



Panasonic’s facial recognition gate has been chosen by the Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice to streamline immigration procedures at a major Japanese airport in an easy and secure fashion. Since October 18, 2017,


three units of Panasonic’s facial recognition gate have been put into operation at Tokyo International Airport’s immigration control. Without the need for prior registration of biometric data, the system compares photographic data of the

traveler’s face in the IC chip embedded in the person’s passport with a photo taken at the facial recognition gate to verify the identity. The gate features intuitive usability for first-timers and the elderly thanks to the ergonomic design and sophisticated technology the company has developed for passport readers. It also comes with a high performance facial

recognition engine that can deal with appearance-altering variations such as aging, makeup, facial expression and image quality.

5th Tokyo Haneda Airport was the world’s fifth busiest airport in 2016.

Source: Airports Council International

“Passengers simply have to walk through an automated boarding gate with facial recognition technology to verify their identities without the need to present a boarding pass, a passport or any other travel documents.”

passenger’s travel documents. In this way, come boarding time, passengers simply have to walk through an automated boarding gate with facial recognition technology to verify their identities without the need to present a boarding pass, a passport or any other travel documents. Sumesh Patel, President of SITA Asia Pacific, told Australian Aviation that the initial findings have shown the application of biometric technologies to help reduce processing time from check-in to boarding by about 70 percent. “But the challenge is how do we reconcile the passengers’ demand for an efficient and seamless journey with the increasing need for effective security," said Patel, adding that the answer lies in biometrics. The increasing use of self-service kiosks by airlines and airports has become a worldwide trend. According to SITA’s 2017 Air Transport IT Trends Insights report,


EVOLIS HELPS JAPANESE CITY HALLS UPDATE ID CARDS In 2016, the Japanese government announced that each resident would have a personal identification number which can be associated to a plastic card upon the citizen’s request. Each time a resident relocates to a new address, city halls across the country would print the new address on the My Number Card. Today, over 200 city halls in Japan use

airports around the world were projected to spend US$8.4 billion on IT-related matters in 2017, compared to $7 billion actual spending in 2016, which represents a 20-percent jump. The same report also found that 97 percent of airlines planned to offer check-in, boarding and flight status notifications via mobile devices by 2020. Moreover, as the report points out, industry forecasts show that the number of air travelers will exceed seven billion a year by 2035, compared to about 3.5 billion a year at present, with the major growth being expected to be seen in the Asia Pacific region. In this context, the use of automated or self-service options will become more important than ever. Patel told Australian Aviation that while there will always be a need for staff-assisted options for check-in, bag drop, border processing and boarding for passengers with special needs, the overall trend was for more self-service, not less.

an Evolis card printer to print the new addresses when they move. To accommodate the numerous card design variations, Evolis developed a specific scanner which is integrated into every printer. This scanner analyzes the card images, and determines the size and positioning of the text box. It also recognizes the orientation of the inserted card, so that however the user inserts the card, it will make automatic adjustments to print the text in the right place.

“One of the lowest scores in terms of passenger satisfaction is when they go through the passport check or when they are physically stopped or when there is a physical contact,” said Patel, adding that SITA’s internal survey has revealed that the passenger experience is much higher when they use the self-service. The first phase of the Brisbane Airport trial involved the use of facial recognition biometrics only at check-in and boarding, but Patel told Australian Aviation that the technology would soon be used at automated bag drop kiosks as well as for border control. He said that SITA already had the bag drop feature integrated, and that the company plans to put the system to trial in Q1 2018. As for immigration, Patel told the magazine that SITA is working with the Australian authorities to integrate that function into the same infrastructure. The advantage of such integration, he said, is that they would only have to add the facial recognition camera to the existing gates instead of replacing everything, since the database and the gates are already in place. Roel Hellemons, GM for Strategic Planning and Development at the Brisbane Airport, told Australian Aviation that “a key benefit of working with SITA is its technology integrates with our existing common-use infrastructure — check-in kiosks and boarding gates — and can be used by any airline that operates on a common-use kiosk. As we progress we hope to integrate with various government systems for immigration and border checks.” Hellemons commented that the trial was a “great opportunity for passengers to help shape the future of travel.” “We’re always striving to improve the airport experience at Brisbane Airport and this trial will allow us to test and refine new technology that we hope will make standard check-in and boarding processes more efficient and secure in the very near future,” he said.



Genetec Headquarters office in Montreal

a&s talks to Daniel Lee, the new MD for the Asia Pacific region at Genetec, whose mandate is to bring fresh ideas for market penetration that are both practical and deliverable in a vast region. Drawing over two decades of experience in the IT industry, particularly in relation to hardware and software distribution, Lee has a very clear sense of where Genetec’s strengths are today and has a strategic plan for bringing Genetec’s unified physical security innovations to a broader market in 2018.

Daniel Lee, MD, APAC, Genetec

BY the a&s Editorial Team

a&s : How does APAC fit into Genetec’s global strategy and what can the company offer the region?

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Lee: Currently, well over half the world’s population lives in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. This includes India, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, China, Australia and New Zealand. Such a large, dispersed, and densely populated area naturally presents a lot of individualized opportunities for delivering security solutions to a broad range of customers. Although Genetec, as an organization, has been in the region for the past eight years, we are increasing our investment with plans for aggressive growth in 2018. There is an incredible pool of talent at Genetec, and it makes sense to establish ourselves more fully in the area and to make our expansion into APAC part of the Genetec journey in terms of bringing technological innovation and community-building to this part of the world. We feel now is the right time to be making this investment into APAC. Genetec is a 20-year-old Canadian company that is 100-percent independent. We have achieved a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 30 percent each year for the past five years. And, with our ongoing focus on providing unified physical security solutions to the market, we are establishing ourselves as more than a video surveillance company. Since Genetec solutions are built on an open architecture, we can facilitate integration and support for third-party software and hardware sensor devices. We also provide application-specific solutions to a wide variety of industries, including airports, cities, enterprise and retail. In addition to providing solutions in


operations, intelligence, security and the cloud, Genetec has also developed a hybrid go-to market strategy that offers the option to buy via both direct channels and through systems integrators and distributors. We understand the unique challenges that each country in APAC is facing now.

a&s : How is Genetec working toward the common goal of increasing operational efficiency? Lee: When we look at the evolution of the video surveillance market, organizations here and elsewhere around the world used to think of video as simply a means to surveil and capture evidence. This was often inaccurately interpreted as a “Big Brother” narrative. What Genetec offers is the “Big Mother” model — helping customers focus on quick responses, prevention and analytics so their businesses, cities and communities can flow


Genetec Experience Center in Montreal (picture 1 & picture 2)


“With our ongoing focus on providing unified physical security solutions to the market, we are establishing ourselves as more than a video surveillance company.” unencumbered, with utmost respect to privacy. The “Big Mother” model is about correlating data from various sources in order to help organizations and security personnel be prepared to react to any emergencies or unplanned events that may arise and mitigate damage or down time. Operational efficiency is all about getting back to normal, and protecting the everyday, so cities and communities can flow. When an organization truly understands how goods and people move through their facility or a municipality, they can make educated improvements based on the operational intelligence a unified security network provides.

System and Network Security and Cyber Accountability Because interconnection between organizations and governments has increased, when cybercriminals exploit a system vulnerability, the impact can be devastating. For example, Australia is developing very strict policies on cybersecurity, and what software and hardware systems they deploy. The government has created a signal directory that defines and names vendors whose products have questionable national origin, and thus deemed untrustworthy. The latest version of Genetec Security Center (version 5.7) comes with an auto-detection feature that will advise the end user if a camera or sensor on the network needs a firmware update. This feature insures that end users have the most up-to-date and secure firmware on their devices, removing added vulnerability to cyber-intrusion. Other industry measures are also being put in place to hold executives and organizations accountable when they are negligent to understanding cybersecurity, and fail to adequately protect their networks. The consequence of fines and criminal negligence prosecution assure greater care is taken

when deploying hardware and software to a network. Expect to see Genetec in all regions of APAC in 2018 addressing security of security, along with unified security, access control, privacy and how to benefit from correlated data analytics.

a&s : What is Genetec doing to reaffirm its commitment to customers in the region? Lee: In 2018, we plan to invest in the APAC region by building a custom-solution center in our Singapore office — staffed with skilled engineers that address changing market demands. We also have longer range growth plans to add a local R&D center in the Genetec Singapore office. With centers already located in Montréal and Paris; Singapore is a strategic global location to attract a diverse business and talent pool, and better service our local end users.

Our Business Model in APAC Of course, all of this is predicated on our knowledge of the region and its markets. Our go-to-market strategy in APAC is designed to address the specific, and varying, needs across each region. We work with distributors and systems integrators to ensure end users in all different verticals benefit from a custom, unified, open-architecture solution. We put great value in our relationships with the distributors in countries where English is not the primary language. But, whether we are working with systems integrators, distributors, or sales and technical support teams, our goal is to always empower our people to provide excellent service and expertise. At Genetec, thinking big and inquisitively is in our DNA. We are growing and investing in APAC; building technology with incredibly talented people. I am excited for what we have in store for 2018.



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Multimodal Biom More and more, end-user organizations are deploying multimodal biometrics, which have certain advantages over unimodal solutions. Fingerprint readers alone, for example, can’t read people with broken or wrinkled skin. Multimodal readers combining two biometrics, be they fingerprint and face or fingerprint and finger vein, offer greater flexibility and security, suiting the end user’s access control needs. BY William Pao


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ypically, access control entails the use of any of the three authentication factors, namely cards/tokens (what you have), passwords (what you know) and biometrics (what you are). Increasingly, biometrics, or the “what you are” factor, have become more and more common as the user’s identity can’t be lost, stolen or forgotten as compared to the other factors.


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"If the user needs a higher security level they can use multiple modes of identification. The person may scan their fingerprint and face to gain access." example, there will always be a certain percentage of people whose fingerprint can’t be read. Face readers, meanwhile, normally don’t perform that well when installed outdoors or exposed to bright sunlight. Adding a second biometric thus becomes a viable option. I n fac t, the growth potential of multimodal biometrics is not to be ignored. In a repor t, the research institute Technavio forecast that globally, multimodal biometric solutions would grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent between 2016 and 2020.

Advantages of Multimodal Biometrics

“The majority of customers still use metal keys or cards or badges to secure their doors. If those same customers haven’t yet experienced a break-in due to misuse or loss of keys/cards, then they’d be hard-pressed to invest in new technology, for example fingerprint and face readers,” said Larry Reed, CEO of ZKAccess. “But for new installations, it becomes a no brainer. Biometrics is far more secure and convenient than keys and cards because you cannot forget, lose or have stolen your biometric credential.” In the very beginning, unimodal biometrics taking just one biometric from the user, be it finger, face, iris or palm, was common. However, increasingly users have found unimodal biometric technology limiting. In terms of fingerprint, for

There are various benefits of multimodal biometrics. One is enhanced security at the end-user organization, who can authenticate staff/people via two biometrics instead of one. “ The benefit is that they provide multiple authentication. If the organization requires a higher security level they can use multiple modes of identification,” said Bob Mesnik, President of Kintronics. “For example, the person may scan their fingerprint and face to gain access.” “ The fusion of complementar y biometric modalities yields higher match




Building Automa Market Takes Offin Asi Advantages of a building automation system (BAS) include reduction in energy consumption and operating costs of buildings, as well as non-energy benefits such as improvement in occupant comfort and the productivity of office workers. The opportunity to optimize energy consumption has spurred BAS market demand as customers aim to comply with building codes and save on utility costs. BY Sophie Wu


ccording to Colliers International’s 2018 Asia Pacific Property Outlook report, real estate investment volumes will continue to grow due to the region’s strong economic growth and persistent low real interest rates. Demand for leased office space will remain high, says the report, especially in Hong Kong, Singapore, India and the leading Chinese cities. Under this real estate trend in APAC is a convergence of property and technology, as more and more buildings start to adopt building automation systems (BAS) — which automatically control and monitor a building’s lighting systems; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); and security and access control. Such adoption has changed the way we use and interact with real estate. Commercial buildings have always been the largest building category for smart system installation and application. As ABI Research predicts, the global commercial building automation market will reach US$45 billion by 2021.

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New Buildings Boost the Market The Asia-Pacific region, in particular, is expected to show rapid growth due to increasing construction of high-end office buildings and their adoption of automation systems. According to Adarsh Krishnan, Senior Analyst at ABI Research, revenue in commercial building automation in APAC is forecast to grow to over $5 billion in 2022, witnessing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7 percent from 2017 to 2022.



in Asia that could help boost the BAS market, including transportation projects in Southeast Asian countries participating in China’s One Belt One Road Initiative, China’s intention to replicate its success in infrastructure construction in the firstand second-tier cities elsewhere, and India’s welcoming stance toward foreign investment. Shrinivas Chebbi, President, Eco Buildings and Partner, Schneider Electric India

sia Elangovan Karuppiah, CEO, Middle East and Asia-Pacific Region, Siemens Building Technologies

“The region remains the strongest globally for new construction projects, and investment in newly constructed commercial infrastructure will continue to drive sales of building automation equipment,” said Bryan Montany, Research Analyst at IHS Markit’s Security and Building Technologies group. He added: “The Asian market is still driven predominantly by sales of equipment to support new construction projects for buildings over 200,000 square feet in size. While retrofit projects to install equipment in preexisting buildings are becoming more common throughout Asia, over 75 percent of the market in China and over 80 percent of the market in India is accommodating new construction projects.” Elangovan Karuppiah, CEO of the Middle East and Asia-Pacific Region at Siemens Building Technologies, also sees the Asian market potential, saying that the company expects the region to take a larger share of the global office building demand by 2020. “Of the 74 billion square feet of the global office building stock, 36 billion square feet will be in Asia, with China accounting for 69 percent,” he said. Wang Ziquan, Director of Controls Products for Building Technologies and Solutions at Johnson Controls, mentioned a few construction trends

Adarsh Krishnan, Senior Analyst, ABI Research

Bryan Montany, Research Analyst, Security and Building Technologies, IHS Markit

Overview of Asia Market In terms of market maturity, Asia has not achieved the same level as Europe and North America, where both building construction and performance are highly regulated by stringent standards, said Karuppiah. “In the Asian markets, the cost of construction tends to play a bigger role than lifecycle cost. Nonetheless there is a shift in the Asian markets, whereby a greater focus is being placed on the integration of IoT into the entire lifecycle of a building,” he said. “On the other hand, the ‘young age’ of Asia’s markets have an advantage of learning from the developmental challenges and successes of their American and European counterparts,” said Shrinivas Chebbi, President of Eco

"The adoption of smart building technologies in the commercial sector comes with tremendous benefits in that improved operational efficiency and energy management will ultimately lead to increase in profit." 27



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Over the past few decades, the Middle East grew dramatically in terms of both its economy and population. This rapid development inevitably led to urban growth challenges such as traffic congestion and increased cases of accidents and fatalities. The region is investing heavily in traffic enforcement technology that can enhance road safety, and at the same time, provide information for better traffic management. BY Emily Lin


UAE Road Traffic Accident Statistics (1st Half of 2017)

2,133 accidents 3,015 injuries 315 deaths Source: General Directorate of Traffic Coordination, Ministry of Interior

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Top 9 Causes of Traffic Accidents, Death and Serious Injuries in the UAE • Sudden swerving/lane changing • Misjudgment • Not enough distance to the car in front • Entering road without checking if clear • Speeding • Lack of attention • Jumping red lights • No lane discipline • Miscellaneous Source: Ministry of Interior, 2015


rbanization is an inherent part of economic development. As more people move into cities, more cars are also on the streets, increasing the risk of traffic accidents. The incidence of which not only poses a huge consequence on human lives, but also a burden on a country’s health, insurance and legal systems. This inadvertently takes a huge toll on the country’s economy as well, typically costing countries 3 percent of their gross domestic product (or up to 5 percent in low- and middle-income countries) as stated by a report by the World Health Organization (WHO). Due to these widespread adverse implications, countries are now waking up to the importance of improving road safety and are making it a high priority in their development agenda. This holds particularly true for the Middle East region. In previous years, this part of the world has been listed as having the second highest road traffic fatality rate in the world after Africa, with reports stating that car accidents are the leading cause of mortality among the younger population. A WHO report classified most of the East Mediterranean countries as having poor traffic data collection and accuracy, another even ranked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) 23rd globally in terms of deaths due to road accidents. This poor road safety performance has become a

Data gathered by traffic enforcement and intelligent traffic systems can be leveraged by government authorities for better traffic management. Image Source: Axis Communications



Yearly Review and Preview:

Optimism Prevails in Global Security

Another year has gone by. As we bid farewell to 2017, it’s time to review some of the events and happenings in security this year. It was a growth year indeed, with Memoori pointing the total value of physical security products at factory gate prices in 2017 was US$29.2 billion, an increase of approximately 5 percent on 2016. Terrorist incidents like those in London earlier this year and in New York later this year have made us all the more aware of the indispensable role that security plays in our lives. But at the same time, the conversation in the industry has shifted from standalone products to smart solutions that help users secure as well as achieve tangible business outcomes. While different regions in the world are set apart by different characteristics and needs, it can be said that the outlook for the industry remains upbeat in 2018 and in subsequent years. BY William Pao

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egion-wise, North America, Asia and Europe are all booming, even though each is affected by different market influencers. North America, for example, is seeing the industry driven by compliance


and technology advancements. Asia is characterized by safe city and smart city initiatives. Europe, meanwhile, is bracing themselves for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018.

North America I n terms of the mark et, Nor th America had a size of US$25.9 billion in 2016, and the figure is forecast to grow to $43.4 billion by 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.8 percent, according to MarketsandMarkets. This trend is confirmed by security players as they expressed upbeat sentiment about the North American market. Terrorism and other physical threats continue to be a main driver. Two recent attacks in New York, one with a man allegedly running people over with a pickup truck and the other with a man detonating a bomb strapped to his body, all emphasized the importance of keeping people and assets from harm’s way. At the same time, cybersecurity has gained equal attention amid increased cyberattacks against end-user organizations. Another growth driver is the need for compliance. Some examples include standards formulated by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulating the utility

industry, and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) ensuring that all companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. These regulations force end-user organizations to purchase and invest in security. “Regulatory compliance is one of the most significant drivers in these verticals. Customers are looking to comply with state, local and federal regulations, and to do so, they are investing heavily in security technologies,” said Tony Varco, VP of Security at Convergint Technologies. “In hospitality specifically, there has been an uptick in the necessity of security systems both for surveillance purposes, as well as for staff safety. Several states have implemented new laws which require hotels to provide their staff with panic buttons, to ensure their safety as they service guestrooms,” said Bill Lally, President of Mode:Green.

Prevailing Technologies Some of the prevailing technology seen this year and going into next year include the use of cloud for on-premise and off-premise security management, the popularity of subscription-based ser vice, the deployment of virtual security operation centers, and the H.265 compression technology to optimize transmission of ultra high-definition video. Meanwhile, organizations using security for non-security applications have become more common, thanks to data,

Bill Lally, President, Mode:Green

analytics and interoperability between systems. “Security devices can be incorporated into an automation system in a hotel or restaurant environment to simplify operations. By combining the security features into the same interface where the energy, lighting or entertainment devices are managed, staff can more easily utilize both systems, or they could be coordinated to interact,” Lally said. “A singular interface optimizes the investment and ensures that the systems will be fully used, as well as providing these additional benefits.” “We recently provided an airline with a solution involving several hundred cameras, and I was very surprised to find that those cameras were being used for purposes beyond just physical security. They were being used, in combination with analytics, for training purposes, tarmac safety, and customer service. These uses go above and beyond traditional physical security,” Varco said. “This is about helping customers create business outcomes. Once you have the data from these systems, what do you do with that data? What problems do you solve? Focusing on those business outcomes provides customers with a return on investment.”

is the issue of commoditization. With camera prices falling lower and lower, selling a solution rather than a product has become the only way to go. “If you look at trends within camera pricing, what we have to address is how to respond to commoditization. Convergint’s approach to that is a significant focus on higher-level advanced solutions and professional services,” Varco said. “We don’t talk about selling cameras to customers. We talk about selling compliance, selling risk mitigation, and selling solutions. It’s important to move away from selling commodities and move into providing enterprise-level solutions.” As for next year, growth is expected to continue in North America as the market influencers found in 2017 will remain in place. “We’re blessed to be in this industry. The security industry overall is absolutely incredible,” Varco said. “We’re experiencing double-digit growth, and we see the outlook, not only for 2018 but well into the future, to be positive, both within North America and globally.”

Selling Solutions H o w e v e r, d e s p i t e t h e s e n s e o f optimism expressed by North America security players, challenges still remain, the biggest of which

Tony Varco, VP, Security, Convergint Technologies



Koreans Strive for


The a&s Editorial Team sat down with several leading Korean companies to discuss their future development. Despite many small-to-medium Korean video surveillance companies getting pushed out of the market in the past five years, those leading the market — Commax, Hanwha Techwin, IDIS, Iris ID, Nextchip and Suprema — remain quite active and strong, relying on their unique technologies and market approach. Each are technologydriven companies and put a strong emphasis in R&D and manufacturing in Korea. To avoid price competition, they understand that by providing high-quality and unique products they can ensure their leading position in the market. Based on our interviews, we also noticed more and more Korean companies finding new markets in non-security fields, such as smart home, automotive and fleet management. With advanced video processing capabilities, these companies have also gradually found their niche market. Part 1 of the Korean Company Interviews

BY Jill Lai

Commax Presents IoT Solution for Smart Home and Security With a strong background in audio communication, Commax has been first in the industry to launch intercoms, interphones, video doorphones and home automation systems in Korea, since the 1960s and 1980s, according to Bong Duk Byun, Chairman and CEO of Commax.


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his year, the company’s 49th anniversary, it announced another innovation in the smart home application, combining the Internet of Things (IoT) and security technology. The company focuses on providing high quality smart solutions for residential and commercial buildings, as well as hospitals and manufacturing sites. Their comprehensive product portfolio allows them to fulfill the requirements for special environments and specific geographic regions. With hundreds of product lines that range from analog to home IoT systems, Commax is able to accommodate both countries that have good network infrastructure and those with bad connectivity. Over its 49 years of effort in globalization and localization, “We have acquired a strong brand awareness in the Middle


"Commax systems were installed at so many landmarks, like the Parthenon in Greece, Buri Dubai in the UAE and a new airport in Russia." Bong Duk Byun, Chairman and CEO, Commax

East, South America, Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia. Lately, we just got an over 300 households project in a new town in Egypt. The products will be shipped this December. Some other projects are under negotiation in Qatar, Iran and Saudi Arabia, too. Besides the residential buildings, Commax systems have also been installed at many landmarks all over the world; for example, the Parthenon in Greece, Burj Dubai in the UAE and a new airport in Russia,� said Byun. In the Middle Eastern countries, there is an increasing popularity in door entry systems and

IoT-connected products. Furthermore, Commax plans to introduce its new home IoT system in the region this year. Its home IoT system has a strong door entry function with advanced safety features. Users can connect to the system with their mobile phones anytime, anywhere. Users can also receive alarm notifications for emergency situations such as intrusion detection or gas leak. All of these functions are connected to the IoT cloud platform so users can monitor and control everything via their smartphones.



Security Technology Trends: A Look Back and Forward Trends don’t start and stop simply as one year ends and a new one starts, and many if not all of the topics in 2017 will still have an impact in 2018. But no doubt new trends and issues will emerge in 2018, from edge computing to virtual assistants to blockchain’s application beyond cryptocurrency. And, of course, the data privacy implications as GDPR comes into effect will be something all organizations will need to deal with. BY Johan Paulsson, CTO, Axis Communications

Trends That Defined the Industry in 2017 As 2018 begins, we look forward to what the year might hold for the security sector. But while looking forward is obviously important in planning for success, it’s also worthwhile to look back at the past year and see which trends emerged that we either anticipated, or appeared unforeseen.

Cybersecurity, the Perennial Issue

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In many ways, we can’t really call cybersecurity a trend: it’s now a constant concern for security professionals. Cybercriminals are ever more sophisticated and well-resourced, and tirelessly look to exploit vulnerabilities in technology across all industry sectors. The proliferation of devices connected to the network — the now familiar Internet of Things (IoT) — means that billions of new network access points have been created, each of which, to the cybercriminal, represents an opportunity. Throughout the year, we have highlighted many cybersecurity issues and the ways that businesses can defend themselves against threats, and as we move into 2018, all organizations will need to be vigilant and have ongoing processes in place to ensure the highest levels of cybersecurity.

The Re-Birth of Video Analytics We saw increased use and sophistication of video analytics during 2017. Video surveillance has previously been purely focused on security-driven applications, but today the analysis of visual data from modern network cameras supports a wide range of functions. Whether used in retail for store optimization and enhancement of the customer experience, in planning smart cities, as a drive toward more sustainable


indication of the growing interest in using connected devices and data to improve and enhance the quality of life, safety and security in urban environments. Overall attendance at the event increased significantly and the breadth of organizational functions represented was striking. And while there still seems to be an inconsistent understanding of how to define a smart city, the number of actual cities exhibiting to showcase their smart city credentials shows that the effective use of connected devices and the data they create is becoming an important part of a city’s global reputation and marketing. However, it still seems that many functions within cities are acting in separate silos: it is only when data is shared seamlessly across all departments and functions that the true value and benefits to citizens will be realized.

Security as a Service

"When some of the most impressive demonstrations of the application of deep learning have been related to image interpretation, speech recognition and decision support, the potential for analytics in the safety and security sector are obvious."

Over the last year, we have seen an increased momentum toward security as a service, with remote hosting and monitoring of video transmitted from a customer’s premises, and the solution managed by a sector-specific specialist. Such models remove a significant management burden, not only freeing up resource, but resulting in an improved level of service, better device management and strengthened cybersecurity. But even if we have seen uptake in the market in 2017, the real growth is yet to come.

A Move Toward Solutions, Not Product

business, or even protecting endangered rhinos in South Africa, the greater ability to analyze the feed of data from network cameras will affect all sectors in the future. In addition, using new, non-visual sensors, the view will become multidimensional, providing a richness of data — with the appropriate analytics — that will enable for more rapid and accurate assessment of situations and, therefore, faster escalation, the activation of an appropriate response and the minimization of false alarms.

Smart City Growth The recent Smart City Expo World Congress, held in Barcelona, was a clear

The growth in analytics — and the added insight and value this delivers to organizations in specific sectors — is closely related to another of the trends we predicted at the end of 2016: a move toward integrated solutions rather than specific products. The retail sector is a great example, where we now talk to customers about solutions for store optimization (including specific elements like queue management) and loss prevention rather than specific products. It’s something we’re seeing across all sectors — from education to banking — a desire to solve key business issues and enhance operations, rather than buy a selection of hardware and, in doing so, improving the system reliability, performance and total cost of ownership (TCO).

The Potential for Deep Learning In all sectors, one of the hot technology topics in 2017 has been artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. A related area where we saw some initial exploration of in the security sector, and which shows enormous potential, is deep learning. Currently related to the growth in analytics, and the vast amounts of additional data that this is creating. At a relatively basic level, deep learning applications will improve video motion detection, facial recognition, individual tracking and suppression of false alarms. It will aid system design, configuration, optimization and device management. Beyond this, as applications develop, there is significant opportunity for predictive analytics leading to incident prevention: from terrorist incidents to slip and fall accidents; from traffic issues to shoplifting. It is still early days, however. Development is currently fast and unpredictable, and the demands on processing power are massive, but the potential for deep learning, which may ultimately lead to autonomous systems, is huge.



Smart Home Market to Grow 13.6% Annually Over Next Five Years


he global smart home market was valued at US$55 billion in 2016 and is predicted to grow 13.6 percent per year between 2017 and 2023, reaching a value of $137.9 billion by 2023, according to Markets and Markets. The growth can be attributed to advancements in technologies such as the IoT; growing need for convenience, safety and security among consumers; and increased need for energy conservation and low carbon emission-oriented solutions. The market for smart homes in North America accounted for the largest share in 2016, mainly due to rising demand for reliable home energy management systems, improved home security levels and growing integration of smart devices such as tablets and smartphones into smart home solutions. The market in Asia Pacific is poised to grow at the highest rate over the forecast period. Improved economies, rising population and better standards of living are contributing to this growth.

16% of US Homes to be Smart by End of 2017 2018 ●


ccording to a recent report by Insurance Quotes, only 16.3 percent of homes in the U.S. are expected to be “smart” by the end of 2017. There are roughly 123 million homes in the U.S. — 20 million are smart homes. The report forecast this number will increase 35.6 percent to 35 million homes.


By definition, a home is smart when it is equipped with more than one connected device that can be controlled through a home hub or a mobile app. The drive for smart home adoption was not modest last year — 45 percent of homeowners renovating their properties installed smart systems or devices. Most of them added security systems (25

percent), followed by entertainment (18 percent), climate control (14 percent) and lighting systems (12 percent). According to the report, 42 percent of respondents attributed high cost as the main reason preventing them from having a smart home.

Smart Home Hub Market to Grow at 5% Over Next Five Years


he global smart home hub market is expected to go beyond 3.9 million units, growing at an annual rate of 5.4 percent between 2016 and 2022, according to a report by Research and Markets. The increase in per capita income and the number of dual-income households constitute the basis of increasing spending on innovative devices such as smart home hubs. Apart from increasing demand from developed markets, factors such as the integration of voiceassistance technology in household appliances

and enhanced marketing and visibility of these products online have also contributed to market growth. The global smart home hub market is dominated by vendors that have an international presence. Many international players are expected to expand their presence worldwide and gain market share during the forecast period, especially in the fastdeveloping countries in APAC and Latin America. Major vendors mentioned in the report include Flex (Wink Labs), LG Electronics and Samsung.

Demand for Smart Home Products Surge Across the UK


emand for smart home products is booming in the U.K. Smart hubs are expected to become the most sought-after product in the next few months, according to a report from Maplin, a UK specialist technology retailer. Almost a quarter (24 percent) of people in the U.K. own a smart home product. This uplift in demand has been reflected in Maplin’s sales of smart home technology, which has jumped 135 percent year-on-year. Consumers who bought smart home products spent an average of US$240 on the technology over the past year. With 71 percent

of consumers thinking of buying their first or additional smart home products, the smart home market in the U.K. has the potential to be worth more than $8.3 billion a year, according to Maplin’s in-house data. The survey also found that consumers view leaving the lights on (46 percent) and forgetting to switch off plugs (37 percent) to be the top concerns in the home that can be solved with smart technology. Because they offer a solution to these problems, smart plugs have become Maplin’s best-selling smart product, with smart lighting as the fourth best seller.

Indian Smart Home Market Sees Significant Growth Over Past Three Years


he smart home market in India has grown significantly in the last three years, according to the India Smart Home Market Overview, 2017-2022 report by Research and Markets. The smart home market, which consists of three main segments, has seen a higher adoption ratio of automation in the hospitality sector. The reason is obvious since premium hotels need to provide

sophisticated luxuries to their customers. Though the share of the commercial segment is very small, it has registered the highest growth rate in the last few years. The residential market, on the other hand, is moving in an upward direction at an even pace. The smart home market in India has witnessed tremendous growth in terms of value as well as volume. A few years

ago home automation was considered a product/service for rich people, since the cost of automation is not suitable for most people in the country. Nonetheless, even though there are people who can easily afford automation solutions, the overall adoption ratio is still negligible.




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A&S #A144 JAN/FEB.2018  

Genetec Strategizes Deeper Push Into Asia Pacific

A&S #A144 JAN/FEB.2018  

Genetec Strategizes Deeper Push Into Asia Pacific