Sunday, October 27, 2013

Brief Overview of Russian Security Systems Market – Part III

This is the third post of the series, where I attempt to make a general overview of the subject Russian market. It is impossible within the Blog to describe market in detail; however, I am trying to make some sketches – as we see it through ERVIST PRISM. Information is derived from open sources, it is cross-referenced; I am also providing some useful links.

Major end-users: retail and financial institutions, transportation, oil & gas production and industrial facilities, residential property and small to medium businesses
Market volume: In 2011 was approximately $476 million
Projected CAGR: 12-15% 
Remarks: There is a requirement for mandatory government certification. The government has implemented administrative and criminal responsibility for violating fire safety rules, and all buildings shall comply with fire safety requirements. Verticals, such as oil, gas, mining and transportation, have gained increased traction in fire protection systems market, while other verticals such as government, healthcare, manufacturing, academia, and institutional are gearing up.

This market has a great potential in enhanced human machine interface solutions, smart building, seamless intelligent building applications, and wireless sensory networks. Intelligent sensors have networking capabilities, wherein a group of sensors and detectors can communicate easily through control units, leading to more efficiency in the systems. In my previous posts I provided some fire and fire risks statistics in Russia – and the level remains basically the same over the last three years. According market research, new advanced sensors have been developed – that provide accurate data to control units, as well as intelligent sensors that have networking capabilities. Remote users can access these intelligent sensors by connecting through LAN/WAN and Wi-Fi networks. However, for Russia, introduction of new high tech sensors is traditionally complex issue – due to rather awkward existing Government certification system.
One of the most optimistic factor for development of Burglar and Fire Alarm Systems in Russia is the enterprise market. Starting in 2006 the Government ceased the State regulation of Fire Security in Russia. The Government bodies stopped participation in acceptance tests of new sites and installations – the State Fire-Fighting Service was assigned to critical to national security installations. That, in fact, means that most of Russian businesses are responsible for their Fire Protection. Of course, this drastically changes the market and poses new challenges. There is a substantial increase of investments into end-user education both by major players and by medium–sized companies in the market. Almost every week throughout Russia, many training classes and seminars are taking place. This, naturally, to a greater level increases end-user awareness. Industry players and homeowners are ever more interested in integrated solutions. I am planning to have a more detailed post that will discuss industrial fire security, but here I would like to provide this picture of the Russian market, and the way Evrist Group addresses it.

 An interesting development in Russia is in Fire Mapping and Analytics. Some time in the future I will analyze what is going on - there are good descriptions of existing systems in these sources:

Here I would like to address the reader to a source that provides The Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) real-time map of fires in Russia:

This Concludes Part III – More to follow….

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