The demand for video surveillance continues to increase as organizations seek to safeguard people and infrastructure. According to a report by Stratistics MRC, the global video surveillance market is expected to reach $63.2 billion by 2022, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 18.2 percent. Industry analysis by RNR Research forecasts an even faster compound annual growth rate of 24 percent through 2019.
Sales of video surveillance equipment are being driven by concerns about physical violence and terrorism as well as fraud and theft. Schools, government buildings, hospitals, retail stores, arenas and transportation hubs are among the many facilities where video surveillance is commonly deployed. But as the technology has become more accessible and easier to use, many office buildings have also begun implementing video surveillance to provide a safe and secure environment for staff and visitors.
Of course, video surveillance isn’t only about security. Organizations in a wide range of industries are using video surveillance to record interviews and interrogations, extend the reach of simulations and demonstrations, and monitor business processes and customer behavior for insight that aids decision-making.
Traditionally, video surveillance solutions have consisted of analog cameras connected via proprietary cabling systems using variations of established protocols. Sales of these legacy technologies have dropped in favor of networked video surveillance solutions. IP video surveillance uses digital cameras to capture high-quality video and deliver it across the data network, creating a solution that is more flexible, scalable and easier to manage than traditional analog systems. IP video surveillance can also be deployed more quickly and cost-efficiently, with more options as to camera placement. The video surveillance system becomes another networked technology, which can be accessed anytime, anywhere on virtually any Internet-connected device.
IP video surveillance can also be integrated with other security systems, as well as with point-of-sale systems, time-and-attendance software and other third-party applications. Combining video surveillance with these tools can help organizations detect fraud, investigate theft and document employee issues.
High-definition cameras have become a must-have component for any video surveillance system. A high-resolution image provides a clear view of the areas under surveillance, making it easier to identify and catch suspects, track the movement of individuals, and capture evidence for use in an investigation or legal action. It also takes fewer cameras to get the coverage you need, so there’s potentially less equipment to purchase and maintain.
Best-in-class video surveillance systems take an open platform approach that gives you flexibility in selecting IP cameras and provides investment protection by integrating existing analog cameras. Feature-rich solutions with purpose-built network video recorder hardware eliminate the need to purchase a separate server while providing performance, reliability and scalability. Look for a solution that is easy to deploy and manage with an intuitive interface, flexible storage options, integration with third-party systems and mobile device access.
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