Security markets, CCTV and access control have all experienced an increase in 2012. The residential access control market reached a turnover of 150 million euros last year, an increase of 9%, according to figures released by the IGNES (Union of digital industries engineering, energy and security).

This growth is largely due to the law on accessibility for people with disabilities, which forced property owners to install video access systems for community buildings to replace traditional intercom systems. The commercial market for these products saw a turnover of 140 million euros, an increase of 2%. For 2013, all segments combined, IGNES expects an increase of 5%.

When it comes to CCTV, the IGNES evaluates this market, at 200 million euros, is characterized by an acceleration of both the transition of video over IP, and the adoption of standard HD. The latter portends a double-digit growth for 2013. Finally, the employers’ organization believes the market for intrusion detection to 133 million euros in 2012, a 2% increase compared to 2011 (in this volume represents an increase of 5% to 221,000 systems sold).