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Axis Communications strengthens regional management team

Network video specialist Axis Communications is gearing up for continued growth in 2014 with a key new appointment and a promotion within its senior management team in Northern Europe.

Dominic Jones joins Axis Communications in the role of regional marketing manager and will be based in Watford.

Prior to joining Axis, Jones spent two years with Samsung Techwin Europe as the company’s European marketing manager. In his new role, he’ll be responsible for overseeing all marketing activity conducted by the company throughout the UK and Nordic markets.

Indeed, Jones will play a significant part in helping Axis Communications maintain its market-leading position.

Dominic Jones: joining Axis Communications from Samsung Techwin Europe

Dominic Jones: joining Axis Communications from Samsung Techwin Europe

Commenting on his appointment, Jones said: “Axis Communications enjoys a reputation as a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company with an open-minded culture. The business has a history of delivering innovative solutions that create new opportunities for all of its partners, and this is something I hope to build upon in 2014.”

New role for Daren Lang

Also moving into a new role is Daren Lang, who has been a key member of the Axis Communications UK sales and business development team for the last six years.

Lang will now assume the role of regional business development manager for Northern Europe, with responsibility for driving convergence in industry segments as well as strengthening the ADP, TPP and A&E programs for technology partners and consultants.

Daren Lang: regional business development manager for Northern Europe at Axis Communications

Daren Lang: regional business development manager for Northern Europe at Axis Communications

Speaking about this new role, Lang commented: “Both the people and the culture at Axis Communications are very special, and I’m proud to be part of such a fantastic team. I look forward to the challenge of my new role, growing the business development team and increasing Axis’ presence across a wider section of market segments. It’s our ambition for Axis Communications to be recognised worldwide as the brand of choice for video surveillance.”

Dominic and Daren’s appointments will form part of a strategic move to strengthen Axis’ regional sales and marketing provision and help meet the rapid growth in demand for the company’s products.

Atul Rajput: regional director for Northern Europe

Atul Rajput: regional director for Northern Europe

Atul Rajput, regional director for Northern Europe, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Dominic and Daren into their new roles. Axis Communications has always strived to offer ‘Best in Class’ support for its wide network of loyal partners and leverage those relationships to deliver ‘Best of Breed’ solutions. The expansion of the Northern Europe division will help us to continue to support our channel in focusing on cost-effective solutions that deliver real business value for our customers that not only raise the bar for safety and security, but also positively impact operations and business processes.”

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South Africa’s network video surveillance equipment market surpasses analogue for first time

Josh Woodhouse, video surveillance analyst at IHS, writes…

With a video surveillance equipment market size of approximately $90 million, South Africa is the largest country level market in Africa and among the most technologically mature.

The data from IHS’ recently published report on the African market for video surveillance equipment shows that, in 2012, the transition from analogue to network equipment passed a milestone. For the first time, revenues from network equipment surpassed those generated by analogue.

The market transition will continue with an increasing proportion of future revenues coming from network equipment.

However, due to a combination of low economic growth, a weakening Rand and ongoing labour disputes in key vertical markets for video surveillance, we remain conservative about the current growth prospects for the video surveillance market in South Africa.

The size of South Africa’s network video surveillance equipment market surpassed the analogue market for the first time in 2012

The size of South Africa’s network video surveillance equipment market surpassed the analogue market for the first time in 2012

Single digit growth is forecast for 2013 and 2014.

Not the end of analogue

There remains a high installed base of analogue equipment in South Africa. Analogue equipment still accounts for the majority of unit shipments and, unlike other regional markets in Europe or North America, shipments are forecast to grow.

In certain vertical markets, analogue equipment is likely to remain the technology of choice. The residential sector is one such example: analogue equipment offers a low cost, easy-to-install solution and, each year, a high number of cameras are installed by small security professionals covering homes in South Africa.

It will be a challenge for network equipment vendors to convince these installers to switch to network video surveillance equipment.

In installations where cost is the most significant factor, the higher price of network equipment still means analogue is often preferred.

What’s the outlook?

The transition to network equipment in high value projects is having the most substantial effect on growth in the South African market.

Revenues from analogue equipment are forecast to remain broadly flat.

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Axis Communications remains world leader in network and security cameras

Axis Communications retains its global market-leading position in network cameras and security cameras, and has also taken first place in video encoders in a new report issued by information and analytics firm IHS.

“We have further strengthened our position due to our long-term strategy of continuous releases of innovative network video products and the fact that we offer high quality security solutions in a global market in conjunction with our loyal partners,” stated Ray Mauritsson, president of Axis Communications.

Ray Mauritsson: president of Axis Communications

Ray Mauritsson: president of Axis Communications

“Over the next five years, IHS estimates continued high market growth, although slightly lower than previously. IHS also indicates the market today is more fragmented, with many vendors offering network video products for security solutions.”

Axis is still ranked number one and is global market leader in the network cameras and security cameras categories. The security cameras category includes both analogue cameras and network cameras.

Last year, Axis further strengthened its market position by taking first place in the video encoders category. A video encoder is a product that’s connected to an analogue camera which then makes it possible to use the advantages of a network solution.

According to IHS, network cameras will account for more than 50% of global surveillance camera sales by 2014. This may be compared to network cameras’ share of global sales in 2012, which amounted to approximately 40% according to IHS Research.

The 2013 edition of the ‘IHS CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment – World – 2013’ report is based on data gathered for 2012.

The report contains comprehensive information about all vendors providing analogue and digital equipment for video surveillance, such as cameras, other recording equipment and video encoders.

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