Video Surveillance - Five Security Trends for 2017

Date:   Monday , January 30, 2017

Headquartered in Noida, AnG India is the leading provider of security surveillance, fire detection and CCTV products with system design & custom engineering. The entity is also indulged into access control system based on cards and biometrics.

In just a few decades, the video surveillance industry has come through significant core technology and business shifts. From the agony of the traditional analog and closed circuit cameras, to today\'s digital and network-based technology, there has been a perpetual change which will persist to higher level of advancements. The demand for video surveillance equipments is likely to grow rapidly in 2017, however with intense market competition.
Today\'s new digital networked video systems (operating over a computer network using IP) now offer powerful maintenance management benefits and real-time monitoring through VMS (Video management systems), while improving efficient management, continuous recording and proactive control providing additional flexibility. A shift in the ways the government and organizations adopt new solutions is seen. Surveillance security systems once considered as a standalone investment is now upgrading to IP solutions as a vital movement that now forms a part of the larger IT infrastructure.

As we move into 2017, here are five key trends that will continue to shape the video surveillance industry:

Increase in Safe Cities Surveillance

In Asia, many cities are already embracing the concept of smart cities, Singapore and China where leading- edge technology is integrated with city administration to boost efficiency, thus driving video usage upwards. The Indian government is immensely supporting and taking relevant actions in the safe city projects to improve the country’s infrastructure such as traffic analysis and providing safety to citizens using technologies such as face and number plate recognition, behavior analysis also statistical evaluations to improve management of resources and services of cities . The Mumbai Safe city initiative alone includes more than 6000 cctv surveillance installations. Video surveillance and analytics will be integrated into our smart city projects to provide more holistic solutions which promise end-to-end security and remote monitoring and response. According to IHS report, safe city projects will continue and swift Indian video surveillance market growth at an average market rate of 13 percent till 2020, making city surveillance the fastest market growth vertical.

IoT Opportunities for VMS (Video Management System)

IoT has tremendously increased the mass of data. This has posed a data management challenge for the state as well as the security solutions providers for them to collect, protect, analyze huge video data. The rise of IoT has opened a probable connection of VMS application and video technology. This reveals the exciting advantage to apply VMS beyond acting only as a means of security. Video can be integrated with IoT systems to provide data feeds for corporate and operational requirements. Also, video analytics tools can turn security cameras into unique interpretive tools such as heat mapping and people-counting which can enable more enterprises to enhance collective business intelligence to understand behaviors and patterns, to increase their efficiency and profitability from video surveillance. Also, live streaming technology in video feeds at a much faster pace.

Analytics & Artificial Intelligence Evolution

Today’s advanced cameras offer high quality video feeds for the video data to be compressed, assorted, stored and diagnosed efficiently to make crucial and in-time decisions. The recent advances in surveillance technologies are panoramic views, thermal sensors and alarms, cameras with embedded movement detectors, higher resolutions, and pixels and zoom in options. The analytical and AI tools sift through humungous video data to capture relevant incidents and information which help to take in-time rigorous decisions. The security industry will introduce and utilize deep learning and AI tools in cameras with higher capabilities to encounter security threats and challenges in 2017.

The security concept will move beyond video and imbedded two-way communicators with higher quality will be used to handle emergency situations. The security cameras will join hands with intelligent auto-lock doors and speakers and enable customers to actually talk to the person under their camera, in their house or around their premises.

Video Surveillance & Security Solutions-as-a-Service

Smart camera and security devices have sensors and automatic storage capabilities embedded in them which have lead to ease in monitoring and attaining quick response time with the help of the latest preventive systems using pro-active surveillance tools. From customer’s point of view, they will start perceiving physical security as an integrated service rather than a mere means of collected-connected hardware and software products for remote premise monitoring either by themselves from their smart phones or by specific security system specialists who handle the variegated systems by reducing costs and maintaining novelty of the systems.

Integrated services cater to customer’s specific security requisitions by mixing smart HD security cameras with alarm sensors, detectors and access control tools which are securely unified by converging hardware and software for uptight security and real-time video management. Also, the customer’s demand for HD cameras will be seen in 2017.

Solution Integration Offers More Choice to Customers

The integration of solutions has allowed the VMS businesses and security solution providers to create a contributive ecosystem to extend superlative and befitting video technologies to customers. The customers can benefit from tailor-made security solutions and systems especially designed for their distinct needs, which gives them edge of greater freedom of choice of systems and makes their life easier by blending different products. They are not locked to use solutions only from a specific manufacturer or to adopt ‘install once and maintain forever approach’, thus enabling end users to choose from wide array of hardware and software solutions to best meet their needs and assuring compatibility in system designs.

More customers, organizations and smart-cities will adapt smart cameras and sensors with network connectivity and an increased number of smart features will be added to the devices. Despite the global conflicts, political issues and fragile economy the technological improvements will continue in smart surveillance, big data, and video analytics equipping new and improved security services in the global market.