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Big changes ahead for access control market

Following our recent reports on the Kaba and Dorma merger, and now with the news that Allegion plans to acquire Simonsvoss from HgCapital.  Blake Kozak, Principal Analyst for Security and Building technologies at IHS, predicts that this latest merger may again reshape the access-control market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The merger of Allegion and Simonsvoss would immediately create the second largest company in the EMEA region, after the market leader, Assa Abloy. The merged Kaba and Dorma would then rank third in the region.  But it has to be pointed out that this most recent merger still requires approval, by the German Bundeskartellamt, which prohibited a planned merger of Assa Abloy and Simonsvoss back in 2008.

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Vivotek launches new height-strip network camera

Vivotek is launching a new height-strip network camera, the CC8130(HS), featuring 1 megapixel video resolution at 30 fps, a 180 degree wide-angle lens and height-strip housing design, allowing the camera to deliver clear images for reliable facial recognition with no dead angles. In addition, the plug-and-play design makes the CC8130(HS) installation both simple and rapid. Combining low-profile and high-level features, the CC8130(HS) is ideal for discreet indoor applications, such as retail, banks, restaurants, small businesses and particularly in cashier areas.
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