Video surveillance industry chain is mainly divided into four parts: components (including optical lens, sensor chip, processor chips, and other components); monitoring equipment providers (comprising: hardware and software vendors); system integration suppliers, distributors and engineering companies and end customers. The video surveillance system covers front-end collection, transmission and control, display and storage nodes.
From a global perspective, Chinese domestic enterprises occupy certain shares in the mid and low-end of optical lens, processor chips and other key components, but high-end product still relies on foreign manufacturers. As for monitoring equipment products, Chinese domestic companies have price advantage, which is the key factor for currently Chinese domestic products achieving large-scale export.
The trend of video surveillance industry can be described with four directions, namely: digital, high-definition, networking and intelligence, these four trends compliment each other. The so-called digital mainly refers to security video monitoring mode transforming to all-digital video surveillance system, the front-end audio and video capture devices and back-end storage devices all go digital with the core of digitized IP cameras and network video server NVS and other front-end digital collecting equipments.
High definition is easy to understand, clearer monitor screen can exhibit monitoring effect at the largest extent, especially in some special occasions. The most intuitive should be the demand increase of high-resolution IPC; in addition, there are technical upgrading requirements for photosensitive device, chip, transmission system, back-end storage devices and displays, etc.
The largest advantage of networking lies in achieving remotely monitor screen, building wide-range monitoring platform, providing convenience, saving social sources; and its core is also equipping network cameras.
Intelligence is a relatively ideal state, a technology of conducting a graphical analysis to the monitoring video screen with mathematical methods, extracting the useful information in the video. Motion detection, traffic statistics, face, license plate recognition can be achieved through video surveillance. The key of intelligence lies not in information collection, but in the data mining and intelligent analysis, which poses high requirement for software. A fashionable concept "intelligent city" should take video surveillance as core, but currently it is still distant.
6. Private Cloud will be the future for enterprise video surveillance systems.
As private cloud have the same advantages as public cloud, including remote access to data, shared use of data processing and storage resources, along with that the prevalence of enterprise video surveillance systems using private cloud is starting to gain some traction as IT managers increasingly take responsibility for the management of video surveillance systems, so IMS estimates private cloud used for the infrastructure of enterprise video surveillance systems will become a trend over the coming years.
7.Remote Video Applications
Remote video applications are usually linked with physical security, which means remote video market can occur on the non-security application. In addition, remote video monitoring has become an increasingly important recurring monthly revenue (RMR) generator for many alarm receiving centers. Therefore, remote video will see many new application and market development in 2013.
8.Chinese Companies Looking toward West
Generally, China is one of the largest and fastest growing markets for video surveillance equipment, attracting western companies. But with the emergence of key Chinese vendors on the world stage, Chinese companies began to take advantage of the growth opportunities in other regional markets such as looking west.
9. Video Surveillance Goes Vertical
Systems integrators and installers have been specializing in specific end-user industries for decades, with installation, design, service and maintenance offerings targeted to the unique requirements of customers in that industry. And IMS predicts that 2013 will be the year that video surveillance vendors and PSIM platform providers follow suit.
10. Video Content Analysis and Video Meta-data as "Big Data"
In 2012, "Big Data" has been a hot topic for businesses. However Big Data will not be a mainstream concept for video surveillance in 2013, the use and aggregation of analytics and video feed meta-data as Big Data will continue to grow, and that businesses looking to utilize Big Data will increasingly look at the potential to incorporate video feed meta-data streams into their data sets.
With the improvement of global economy, and increasingly focus on security, video surveillance will see a growingly bright future, further contribute to the growth of the overall semiconductor revenue with expecting to grow by 4.9% in 2013.
On December 14, 2012, a gunman rushed into a primary school of the United States, killing 20 children and 6 teachers. Security problem is becoming increasingly concerned. With rapid development of the security industry, video surveillance is and will achieving high-speed development. According to IMS, a market research firm, there are ten trends for global video surveillance industry in 2013 and beyond.
1. Image Quality will generate new battle ground.
In recent years, the increased popularity of HD and megapixel resolution security cameras has been a hot topic in the video surveillance industry, with megapixel resolution network security cameras expecting to outperform standard resolution network security cameras in 2012 for the first time, but IMS still believed megapixel resolutions will not be a mass-market trend; by contrast, new technology developments and camera featuring high image quality will become the key battleground as manufacturers want to establish their own USPs.
2. Mobile Video Streaming - the Next Gear of Mobile Video Surveillance
Mobile video streaming has such advantages. For the police, the ability for a control room to view an incident live enables an instantaneous assessment of the situation and more effective guidance for officers on the ground. In addition, it could also provide assistance for lone workers on buses and trains, and prevent noise.
3.India continues to be a high growth market.
Given the global financial crisis, India also suffers growth rate decline, down to just 5.1% in 2012 from 6.9% in 2011 and 9.6% in 2010. However, despite this background, spending on video surveillance equipment has remained resilient with the Indian market which is projected to enjoy healthy double-digit growth in 2012. In addition, there are unique characteristic for Indian market, including large market as well as much lower barriers to enter for foreign-owned suppliers.
4.Simple direction in 2013
Many suppliers of network video surveillance are now targeting smaller installations to grow their businesses. Therefore, 2013 will see suppliers focus on developing products that are easy to install, easy to operate, and easy to maintain.
5.Intelligent Video Surveillance
With the explosion of interest in intelligent video and the success of products such as Microsoft's Kinect, as well as the development of intelligent equipment, intelligent video surveillance will be paid more attention by suppliers including Siemens and HYT. Meanwhile, the semiconductor device used in video surveillance will also win concern and development.
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