IMS Research (now a part of HIS) has predicted that CCTV will reach a tipping point in 2014. As per the report, the CCTV and the video surveillance market globally will see a shift in terms of revenue – the network video revenue is likely to overtake the analog for the first time. This article explores some of the key trends that we will see in the IP surveillance market in 2014.

 

Effective solution is the need of the hour

Organizations are looking for packaged solutions and are no longer interested in just a product. This is boosting the switch from analog to IP, as businesses are looking for improved security and other benefits such as edge recording, smarter access control and better analytics.

 

BI analytics

The network cameras that are being released are enabled with features that allow seamless integration with existing BI applications through open platform infrastructure and API’s. These smart network cameras also have the capability of running video analytics software within the cameras.

 

Further, these network cameras provide continuous and reliable support 24*7. These cameras are also quick to record and send across alarms to the operator if anything goes wrong. These intelligent systems can also help in extracting valuable data such as people counting, queue alerts, etc from hundreds of video streams and incorporate this data with other applications such as access control systems.

 

IP and physical access control

The rise of IP surveillance has also had an impact on the physical access control market, which is gaining popularity. Globally, the physical access control market is estimated to grow to approximately USD 4.2 billion by 2017, at an annual growth of 7 per cent, according to market research firm IHS.

 

Going digital offers benefits to many businesses, particularly the ones that are coming up with intelligent buildings. Going digital would mean lesser costs of installation, easier management and integration with many other security products. Further, digital also offers much functionality that will resolve the limitations of traditional systems and enable organizations to benefit from more than just door control. IP based solutions also enables video integration which is a huge advantage. Apart from this, digital environment also helps in integrating with intrusion detection, fire detection, etc.

 

Similar to the surveillance market, the move to IP in the access control market will mean moving on to open solutions with international standards, from the proprietary solutions. This would result in new and existing business opportunities due to the ease of installation and the possibility to integrate with other systems. End-users also benefit from this as they get future-proof, scalable security solutions which are very affordable.

 

 

Six other predictions in IP surveillance for 2014

  • • High Definition TV (HDTV) is to become the standard for surveillance cameras. Capable of providing images in high resolution, it can be utilized for identification. 720p to 1080p resolutions will be the interest in 2014.
  • • 4K helps in improving image quality. As increasing number of consumers have demands for high image quality and details, 4K will be a boon.
  • • Color-at-night and high contrast sensitive cameras will become significantly more important over the next few years due to an increasing demand from end users and technology availability.
  • • Thermal imaging will become an integral part of a security solution as a “detector”.
  • • Mobility solution makes it possible to look at the surveillance video anywhere and anytime, and the image size and bandwidth files can be adapted to accommodate different usage.
Intelligent, out-of-the-box solutions Surveillance cameras will become more intelligent as more functionality can be run on the device itself. This means that it will become possible to set up alerts for the authorities if the

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