Axis claims global top spot for surveillance cameras
In last year’s report citing 2010, Axis was ranked third overall for surveillance camera manufacturers when including providers of both analogue and digital cameras. Axis says the most recent IMS report indicates that it is now the leading provider in the overall surveillance cameras category.
“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 No. 1 manufacturer of all surveillance cameras worldwide is a sure fire sign that the analogue to digital shift in video surveillance is upon us. The numbers for the North American market are even more promising.”
“The report confirms our own estimates of gained market shares last year, where we presented a growth of 33 per cent,” says Ray Mauritsson, president and CEO, Axis Communications. “We further strengthened our position by continuing our strategy, which is based on the three cornerstones: launch of innovative network video products, a well-developed partner network and global expansion.”
According to IMS Research, network camera sales are forecast to account for approximately 60 per cent of total worldwide surveillance camera sales by 2016, compared to approximately 40 per cent in 2011.