Physical security market growth dependent on technology that delivers ROI

Research firm says industry needs to move from a 'cost center' to a 'profit center' status

All of these technologies embrace a wide divergence of skills and expertise and clearly it will require large research and development budgets to take them forward. It is unlikely that any one company in the security industry will master them all.
The traditional market leader’s shares have stagnated and the average share is less than 10 percent. Financing these developments will not in the short term improve their competitive positioning. However they have the cash to buy this expertise through acquiring companies; but seem reluctant to take the initiative at this time.