Genetec Earns Three Top-10 Global Market Rankings, from IHS Markit

Andrew Elvish, Vice President at Genetec
Andrew Elvish, Vice President at Genetec

Genetec, achieves the only security and public safety solutions developer to be recognized in the top-10 global rankings, for three categories in recent market research reports by IHS Market, a world leader in critical information, analytics, and solutions*.  

Genetec Achieves Only Top-10 Global Market Share Rankings Across:

  • Video management software (VMS)
  • Access control software, and
  • Automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) software

The IHS Markit reports include 2017 Video Surveillance Market Share Database,  2017 Access Control Intelligence Database,  and 2017 ANPR & Detection Sensors Report.  

“As we continue to increase our global market share across all sectors, these reports confer renewed validation of the Genetec unified platform strategy that we introduced to the market over the past decade,” comments Andrew Elvish, Vice President at Genetec.

“Customers are trusting us in ever greater numbers to deliver on our promise of true unification, and we are honored to be able to develop the software and appliances that bring that promise to life.”

(Forward-thinking technology can provide a platform that facilitates communication and collaboration to improve public safety and support the advancement of a city and its interests. Genetec’s tools and solutions extend beyond physical security to contribute to the betterment of the daily lives of citizens. Courtesy of Genetec and YouTube)

In the Americas, the world’s largest market for VMS products, Genetec remains the leading software developer by a wide margin, with a 14.5% share of this $477.6M market. 

Additionally, this year, IHS Markit introduced a new category which measures market share for back-end video surveillance equipment including VMS, network recording appliances, and encoders. 

In a worldwide category* dominated by end-to-end hardware manufacturers, Genetec was the sole open platform VMS software developer to achieve a top-5 ranking in this $3.27B USD market.

This ranking was achieved through the combined strength of its unified VMS software, Omnicast™, and its popular Streamvault™ (SV) line of network security appliances according to data from Genetec.

With its open platform Synergis™ line of software, Genetec entered into the top-5 ranking for access control software developers in the Americas, and achieved a global top-7 rank.

(Omnicast is the IP video management system of the Security Center platform that provides organizations of all sizes the ability to deploy a surveillance system that truly matches their security needs. Courtesy of Genetec and YouTube)

The Synergis software grew its market share in the Americas from 4.5% to 6.1%, while all other traditional access control incumbents in the top-5 reported either <1% or negative year over year market share growth.

The same holds true for global rankings, with Genetec showing stronger market share growth than the entire top-5 access control vendors combined.

“We are especially thrilled to see the strength and growth of our access control products as they challenge legacy proprietary offerings,” said Elvish.

“Today, customers are seeking flexible, open, and modern solutions that can unify all of the core activities of a customer’s physical security system without locking them into a single-supplier solution.” 

Taking a strong position in the top-5 rank of the Americas ALPR market, and debuting in the top-10 globally, Genetec is continuing to gain market share with its AutoVuTM software.

The AutoVu ALPR system offers features that heighten accuracy and increase operator efficiency. In addition, ALPR reads are augmented with context images, time stamps, and GPS coordinates and can include wheel images for strict time-limited parking enforcement. By providing this contextual data, the AutoVu system helps resolve investigations faster and reduces ticketing disputes.
The AutoVu ALPR system offers features that heighten accuracy and increase operator efficiency. In addition, ALPR reads are augmented with context images, time stamps, and GPS coordinates and can include wheel images for strict time-limited parking enforcement. By providing this contextual data, the AutoVu system helps resolve investigations faster and reduces ticketing disputes.

With the introduction of innovative new ALPR cameras like the SharpV, and new mobile offerings like the scooter-mounted Motoscan™ system, Genetec expects to see its rank rise quickly in this market.

*Information based on IHS Markit, Technology Group, 2017 Video Surveillance Market Share Database [Market share estimates for back-end video surveillance equipment: World (ex. China)], 2017 Access Control Intelligence Database, and 2017 ANPR & Detection Sensors Report.