Video surveillance trends for 2013

IMS Research recently released its annual report, which identifies trends in video surveillance in 2013. This forecast serves to provide an understanding of the main trends and opportunities in the video surveillance industry for 2013. These include:
  • A new battle for image quality
  • Streaming mobile video - a new round in the development of car video surveillance
  • India continues to show high growth in the video surveillance market
  • Make it easier
  • Intelligent Video Surveillance
  • Private cloud - the future for enterprise video surveillance systems?
  • Chinese companies look west
  • Vertical Surveillance Market Growth
  • Video Content Analysis
A new battle for image quality
The growing popularity of HD and megapixel cameras in recent years has been a hot topic in the video surveillance industry. And quite rightly, the sales of megapixel cameras for video surveillance in 2012 for the first time exceeded the sales of standard cameras for IP video surveillance. However, in 2013, a mass trend for megapixel cameras is not expected. Instead, trends are expected to develop new technologies and camera capabilities that will improve the quality of the transmitted image.

Streaming mobile video - a new round in the development of car video surveillance

Traditionally, in the market of mobile video surveillance systems, video from an on-board vehicle device is uploaded to the server wirelessly when the transport is returned to the depot or bus station. Recently, there has been a tendency to transfer streaming video from vehicles to a dispatch center directly from the route. For the operational dispatcher, this brings several advantages. For law enforcement, the ability of the dispatcher to watch live real-time video allows you to quickly track the situation and more effectively manage employees on the spot. In 2013, a new emphasis on this type of decision is projected.

India continues to show high growth in the video surveillance market

India's economic growth has slowed. IHS expects GDP in Asia’s third largest economy to grow by only 5.1 percent in 2012, compared with 6.9 percent in 2011 and 9.6 percent in 2010. However, despite this background, the cost of video surveillance equipment remains stable, and the growth of the video surveillance market in India is projected to double-digit. The unique characteristics of the Indian market make it an interesting place to do business. Moreover, compared with other high-growth markets, barriers to entry for foreign suppliers are much lower.

Make it easier

Many network video providers are currently focusing on installing small business systems. According to forecasts, 2013 will be the year when suppliers focus on developing products that are easy to install, easy to operate, and easy to maintain.
IP video surveillance can be too complex a topic, especially for people who are not experienced in installing network video surveillance. In 2013, all manufacturers will make it simpler.

Intelligent Video Surveillance

Discussion of this concept is not new in the security market. However, the explosion of interest in smart video and the success of products such as Microsoft Kinect, is it possible that 2013 will be the year of smart video?

Private cloud - the future for enterprise video surveillance systems?

IMS Research predicts that the use of private cloud servers for the infrastructure of corporate video surveillance systems will become a trend in the coming years. A private cloud offers the same benefits as public clouds, which include: remote access to data via the Internet, data sharing, processing and storage of resources.
Providers providing clouds for video surveillance have been providing this solution for many years. However, the prevalence of digital video surveillance systems in enterprises and the fact that IT managers are increasingly taking responsibility for the management of video surveillance systems, allows us to announce the future of private cloud services for video surveillance.
Chinese companies look west
It was well known that China is one of the largest and fastest growing markets for video surveillance equipment. To date, most of the narrative on this topic has been aimed at assessing market opportunities, identifying leading local suppliers and discussing how Western companies can take advantage of this high growth opportunity.
There were many discussions about the potential of Chinese manufacturers of video surveillance systems and the possibility of using their capacities for their own growth in other regional markets. However, this is starting to change with the advent of key Chinese manufacturers on the world stage.

Video Surveillance Market Vertical Growth

System integrators and installers specializing in installation, design, maintenance and repair have focused on specific end users of the industry for decades. According to forecasts, 2013 will be the year when video surveillance and PSIM platform providers follow suit.

Video Content Analysis

Big Data was a hot topic for business in 2012. Although the Big Data concept will not be fundamental to video surveillance in 2013, the use and aggregation of analytics and video data is projected to continue to grow. And enterprises that want to use all the capabilities of analytics are increasingly looking at its potential in order to incorporate video analytics into their systems.