At the start of 2013, video surveillance industry experts made predictions about which trends would dominate the industry in the coming year. By understanding these trends, manufacturers, suppliers and users alike can stay on top of the latest industry offerings for the best possible surveillance. Take a look at these four trends for 2013:

4 Game Changing Surveillance Trends

At the start of 2013, video surveillance industry experts made predictions about which trends would dominate the industry in the coming year. By understanding these trends, manufacturers, suppliers and users alike can stay on top of the latest industry offerings for the best possible surveillance. Take a look at these four trends for 2013:

4 Game Changing Surveillance Trends for 2013

Intelligent video surveillance capabilities

Security firms around the world are working on creating intelligent video surveillance systems that can enhance public safety. According to Source Security, intelligent video surveillance usually refers to video analytics that use vector partitioning and algorithms to predict or detect unexpected movement and behavior that may pose a threat to infrastructure, property or other people. The flexible behavior algorithms use both generic and client-specific triggers to detect scenarios including abnormal pedestrian behavior, subway platform suicide behavior, ATM surfing, vandalism, tailgating, loitering, stadium overcrowding, graffiti and more.

These systems have the ability to filter and interpret data captured by security cameras in a quicker fashion than a human monitor is able to, which can help authorities catch problems and developments before it's too late.

Mobile video surveillance platforms

As society continues to become integrated in the digital age, surveillance industry experts anticipate a push toward new remove video applications. According to Cam Cloud, "remote" became a buzz word in the surveillance industry in 2012, and this buzz term will roll over into 2013. By using the internet and cloud-based computing, it is now possible to wirelessly stream footage from video surveillance cameras to a control room or mobile device for remote viewing. These feeds can be accessed by the home or business owner or shared with local authorities.

Mobile video surveillance is now available for smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices, and in 2013, experts expect the offerings to grow in number, quality, and available services.

Video surveillance goes vertical

According to IMS Research, 2013 may be the year that video surveillance vendors and physical security information management (PSIM) platform providers follow system integrators' lead and go vertical. For video surveillance, this would mean that these providers would begin to control or own new parts of the supply and distribution chain in this niche industry, which will include playing a role in installation, design, maintenance and service offerings that, in the past, were jobs given to third-party companies and providers.

For security camera users, this trend could generate a greater understanding of what customers target as their main industry concerns and requirements. If one company offers a complete package of equipment, monitoring and other necessary functions from the ground up, it could have a major impact on the security industry in 2013.

Simple applications

In 2013, industry experts anticipate that IP video suppliers may target smaller businesses and homes as an avenue for new business. This could generate a new trend in a new line of products that are affordable, easier to maintain and operate and install than the equipment of the past. Network video surveillance is often considered to be a very complex idea for people who are not technologically savvy or up-to-date on the newest application offerings, and in 2013, this problem may be eradicated. If this prediction comes to fruition, users seeking smaller installations will be able to benefit from more straightforward, easily operable cameras and related equipment. This could include equipment that requires no professional installation, lower monitoring costs, cameras that users can fix on their own, and enhanced mobile applications for better remote viewing capabilities that users can set up for themselves without outside assistance.

Dec 3rd 2020 richard

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