Green Quadrant: Integrated Smart Building Security Software 2023

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Executive Summary

Verdantix research indicates that corporate real estate and facilities management executives seek more integrated solutions to provide trusted building and security operations and to better protect the safety and wellbeing of their constituents. Digital advancements are paving the way for more flexible systems to provide both integrated and targeted operational views, automated workflows, deeper analytics and broader value propositions. This report provides a detailed, fact-based comparison of 10 prominent security software vendors in the market. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, our analysis comprised vendor briefings and product demos, customer and desktop research, and vendor responses to an in-depth 113-point questionnaire covering 11 primary capability and nine market momentum categories. Among the providers featured in the Leaders’ Quadrant, five firms — Genetec, Siemens, Johnson Controls (JCI), Honeywell and Everbridge — demonstrated the most advanced unified security management capabilities.

Table of contents

The State Of The Integrated Smart Building Security Software Market
Integration And Intelligence Define The Future Of Security Software
The Physical Security Market Is Engaged In A Monumental Shift To Embrace Digital Operations
Security Software Providers Reshape Market Boundaries
Buyers Desire More Flexible And Modern Security Solutions
Green Quadrant For Integrated Smart Building Security Software 2023
Green Quadrant Methodology
Evaluated Firms And Selection Criteria
Evaluation Criteria
Bosch Emphasizes Scalability And Video Analytics To Aid Surveillance Pursuits
Brivo Continues To Disrupt The Market With Cloud And SaaS-Centric Offerings
Everbridge Provides A Flexible Control Center To Orchestrate Security And Safety Operations
Genetec Tackles Complex Security Operations With A Unified Platform
Honeywell Offers A Flexible Building And Security Platform
Johnson Controls Advances Its Security Solutions With A More Modern Architecture
Carrier's LenelS2 Updates Its Portfolio With More Modern Web Interfaces And Cloud Options
Motorola Focuses On User Experience And Intelligent Surveillance With Video Analytics
Schneider Electric Offers End-To-End Access Control Solutions To Complement Building Automation
Siemens Provides An Evolutionary Path For Customers To Unify Building And Security Operations

Table of figures

Figure 1. Accelerating Security Market Consolidation: Example Vendor Market Transactions
Figure 2. Current And Planned Investments In Physical Access and Security Software
Figure 3. Security Technology Category Investment Plans
Figure 4. Anticipated Spending For Integrated Building Security Platforms
Figure 5. Suppliers And Software Assessed
Figure 6. Capabilities Criteria For Integrated Smart Building Security Software
Figure 7. Momentum Criteria For Integrated Smart Building Security Software
Figure 8. Vendor Capability Scores
Figure 9. Vendor Momentum Scores
Figure 10. Green Quadrant For Integrated Smart Building Security Software 2023

Organisations mentioned

3xLOGIC, ABB, Access IS, acre security (ACRE), ActivIdentity, ALCEA, Allegion, AllGoVision, Allied Universal, Alphatron Security Systems, AMAG Technology, Amazon Web Services (AWS), American Dynamics, Aritech, Assa Abloy, Ava Security, Avigilon, Axis Communications, Bentel, Bluefield Smart Access, Bosch, BriefCam, Brightly Software, Brivo, Calipsa, Canon, Carrier Global, CEM Systems, CISA, Clay Solutions, Cloudvue, Cognimatics, Cognitec, Comfy, ComNet, Control ID, Crossmatch, Dahua Technology, Delta Controls, DSC, DW Spectrum, Eagle Eye Networks, EasyLobby, EcoDomus, Enlighted, Envision Intelligent Solutions, Envysion, Esotec, Everbridge, Exacq Technologies, Feenics, Fire Sentry Corporation, FLIR, FogHorn, G4S, Gallagher, GE Security, Genetec, Geoffrey Industries, Geutebrück, HID Global, Hikvision, Honeywell, IDEMIA, IdenTrust, Illustra, Inaxsys, IndigoVision, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, Innometriks, Interflex+, Interlogix, Ipsotek, ISONAS Security Systems, Johnson Controls (JCI), Kantech, LCN, LenelS2, Lumidigm, Matrix Systems, Mercury Security, Microsoft, Milestone Systems, Motorola Solutions, Nox Systems, Nx Witness, Onity, Open Options, Openpath Security, PACOM Systems, Pelco, Phoenix Systems & Service, Proteus, PTI Security Systems, Qognify, Qolsys, Quantum Secure, Ramdor, Rave Mobile Safety, Raytheon Technologies, Razberi Technologies, RS2 Technologies, S2 Security, SALTO Systems, Schneider Electric, Securitas, Security Enhancement Systems (SES), ServiceNow, Siemens, SimonsVoss, SimplexGrinnell, Sine Group, Smartvue, Software House, Sonitrol, Stanley Black and Decker, Sur-Gard, Tempered Networks, Time Data Security (TDS), Touchcom, Trane, Transom Capital Group, Tridium, Triton Partners, Tyco International, United Technologies Corporation (UTC), US Digital Designs, US GSA (General Services Administration), Vanderbilt Industries, Videotec, Vigilant Solutions (VaaS International Holdings), Vindex Systems, Visonic, Von Duprin, Watch Guard, xMatters, Xtralis, Z-Wave

About the authors

Sandy Rogers

Principal Analyst
Sandy is a Principal Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. Her current research agenda focuses on the intersection of IT and OT digital strategies and technologies, including the IoT landscape. Sandy’s experience prior to joining Verdantix includes work as a research director and technology industry analyst in IT service technologies and operations at Forrester, and at IDC, where she covered software, vertical markets and web services. Sandy has worked in competitive research and strategy consulting at Fuld & Company and developed research for thought-leadership at Deloitte. She holds a Business Degree in Marketing and Management Science from the University of Rhode Island.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

MD and Global Head of Research
Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. Rodolphe has over 20 years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge.

Joy Trinquet

Senior Analyst
Joy is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. Her current research agenda focuses on integrated workplace management systems/connected portfolio intelligence platforms (IWMS/CPIP), building systems integrators, and space and workplace management solutions. Joy joined Verdantix in 2019, having previously worked at BNP Paribas Asset Management as a business development intern. She earned a BA degree in Economics with a concentration on policy, as well as dual minors in computer science and business studies, from New York University.

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