IHS Markit again names Milestone number one global VMS vendor

DENMARK – For the tenth year in a row Milestone Systems has ranked as the number one global VMS vendor by company revenue, according to market research from business intelligence provider IHS Markit.

In 2017 Milestone Systems had a global VMS market share of 10.2%, an increase from 9.1% in 2016.

“The world market for VMS is estimated to have grown by 8% in 2017,” said Jon Cropley, senior principal analyst for video surveillance at IHS Markit. “Supply to this market is gradually becoming more concentrated. The top largest vendors are estimated to have accounted for 48% of global revenues in 2015. In comparison, this figure was 57% in 2017.”

“Milestone Systems had a solid VMS revenue growth of 21% over 2016, which was almost triple that of the market. There is no doubt that our open platform community and partnership business model is the reason for the positive development, and we are proud to be a trusted and reliable partner in the community,” said Lars Thinggaard, President and CEO, Milestone Systems:

“We will keep investing in our partner community, focusing on new technologies within cameras, access control and video analytics. We believe in a future where video will play an even more significant role in understanding data sources from the increasing numbers of devices that connect people and assets.”

Milestone Systems not only retained the number one position globally but also holds the number one spot in Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), with a market share that increased to 17.1% from 14.8% in 2016.

Celebrating ten years presence in the Middle East, Christian Ringler, Director Middle East, Africa and DACH, is very satisfied with the strong result. He said: “We are grateful to continue being the preferred VMS vendor both globally and also locally. The long-term investments by Milestone in the region are clearly paying off and the Milestone Dubai office now has the largest team of sales, pre-sales and tech support for a VMS company in the region.”

Milestone Systems also maintains its number one position in APAC, with a market share of 12.4%, compared to 11.7% the year before. The company also jumped one spot in Americas and is now ranked as number two in the region, with a 11.3% market share compared to 9.6% in 2016.