New Wave of Money Lets Homeland Security Ride Again

Video system developers NICE Systems and Verint see growing company values as homeland security dollars enter the market

"The market for surveillance and monitoring in all its forms is worth perhaps $7.5 billion a year worldwide and is growing at an estimated 25% to 30% a year

"This includes the advanced video and infrared camera systems being used for surveillance at border crossings and high-risk sites like city centers, nuclear-power plants and bridges -- gear made by the likes of Raytheon, L-3 Communications Holdings, Flir Systems and Israeli-based NICE Systems."