November 30, 2016
According to a recent survey conducted by Capital One, more than half (52 percent) of security industry professionals see video surveillance as the technology trend that will have the biggest impact on their businesses in the coming years. That’s a significant increase from 2015 when only 23 percent of respondents answered similarly.
The growth of interconnected devices (the Internet of Things) was cited as the next most significant trend at 28 percent. The survey was conducted at the Honeywell Connect conference held in Florida earlier this month and included 123 responses from a combination of dealers, integrators and other industry professionals.
“This year has been particularly transformative for the security industry,” said John Robuck, Capital One’s Managing Director of Security Finance. “The key drivers were significant advances in technology and business model changes resulting from those advances. Video surveillance technology, along with interconnected devices, are revolutionizing the industry and delivering more sophisticated data and analytics to security companies, allowing them to update their security processes and refine their business strategies.”
September 30, 2016
Video surveillance continues to grow in the United States and worldwide according to a recent article on MarketWatch. Software component and service segment is expected to lead the video surveillance market.
The market for the service segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2022. Cloud services and video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) play an important role in the video surveillance system. Software components include video analytics and video management software. Also, the use of neural networks and algorithms in the biometric surveillance system is a part of software component. The advancement in software technologies and networking services would lead the video surveillance market.
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February 22, 2016
A recent article in Security Sales and Integration shares the story of Ogden, Utah that is reducing crime with video surveillance cameras.
Surveillance cameras installed downtown approximately six months ago have reduced crime, Odgen Police have found, much to the delight of business owners.
One example is outside of Moore’s Barbershop, where a camera was installed along with a flashing blue light on the street post. “We’re very happy to see that blue light flashing out there,” Frank Ortega, owner of Moore’s Barbershop, told KUTV in Salt Lake City. “We don’t leave the door unlocked, but we feel pretty comfortable having it here.”
The cameras have mostly been placed in high-traffic corners. “When criminals think twice about committing a crime because they don’t want to be caught on camera doing it, that helps citizens,” Ogden City crime analyst Jason Christensen said. Read more
June 19, 2013
A recent article on IFSEC Global compares the video surveillance market to the smartphone market. Mr. Rajput, the author, spent 15 years at Axis and has been asked many times to explain the difference between analogue and IP surveillance.
Trying to come up with an elevator pitch for IP cameras is difficult because of the breadth of application use cases available, from conventional security and surveillance to a more recent trend toward business optimization. In fact, the use cases would likely vary wildly, depending on whom I’m pitching. An installer would want something different from the end user, and a retailer would want something different from a security manager responsible for critical infrastructure.
For this reason, I often use the analogy of mobile phone technology. Today’s mobile phones aren’t really phones, and the tablet revolution started long before the iPad. It started when we all began carrying smartphones.
The exponential growth in the use of these devices reflects customer demand shifting from analogue to digital technology. There are uncanny parallels to be drawn with the rapid growth of the IP surveillance market. Customers are readily embracing the shift from analogue to digital network cameras.
Just as smartphone users experience HD-quality video and share content seamlessly with friends, end users are becoming more tech savvy and demanding that surveillance keep pace with the rest of consumer technology. Why can they get HD images on a phone camera but not on a surveillance camera? And why can they make live video calls on a smartphone but not get live video feeds from a security system anytime, anywhere? To read the full article.
October 11, 2012
This following article by Jason Knott was posted on CE PRO today. The article recaps a Home Technology Specialists of America panel and focuses on integrator opportunities for those who embrace the cloud. Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet, has been focusing on the switch to IP video surveillance for several years, stressing to integrators that security surveillance belongs in the cloud. Read excerpts below.
HTSA: Ignore Disruptive Technologies, Cloud at Own Risk
By Jason Knott, October 11, 2012
There’s been a lot of discussion about disruptive technologies, disruptive business models and the cloud lately, but according to industry watchers, it’s only the beginning. Instead of fearing these technology shifts, integrators should embrace them as huge opportunities.
“The more confusion there is amongst consumers, the bigger the opportunity for integrators to become the go-to specialists,” said Bob Hana, executive director of the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), during the buying group’s Fall Conference in Chicago.
The cloud opens big opportunities and the effects of the cloud on integrators’ businesses. Read the rest of this entry »