IMS Research: Axis Ranks as Leading Camera Vendor

CHELMSFORD, Mass. — According to the 2012 edition of “The World Market for CCTV & Video Surveillance Equipment” report from IMS Research, Axis Communications has overtaken the No. 1 global manufacturer position for all surveillance cameras, including IP-based and analog providers.

The latest report is based on reported data for 2011 and contains comprehensive information on all vendors providing analog and IP-based video surveillance equipment, such as cameras, recording solutions and video encoders.

While Axis has been recognized as a leading provider of IP-based cameras for several years, in a statement the company said that it ranked third overall in the same report last year.

“The video surveillance industry — despite the impression often painted on TV and in the movies — is one of the last holdouts to fully embrace the digital age,” says Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, North America, Axis Communications. “But the fact that an all-IP provider is now the number one manufacturer of all surveillance cameras worldwide is a surefire sign that the analog to digital shift in video surveillance is upon us. The numbers for the North American market are even more promising.”

According to IMS Research, network camera sales are forecast to account for approximately 60% of total worldwide surveillance camera sales by 2016, compared to approximately 40% in 2011.

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