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Many factors affecting the video surveillance industry today—aggressive price competition, supply base consolidation, China’s continued prevalence, intelligent analytics, safe cities and the continuing movement from standard to high definition video—make timely market intelligence more important than ever.

Confront the complexities of the global professional and consumer video surveillance markets with our extensive market data and insights.

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  • Oliver Philippou | July 24, 2017
    Deep-learning analytics are poised to revolutionise the industry, and facilitate a leap in the capabilities of video analytics. In the last couple of years, there has been a marked increase in research and development in deep-learning neural networks, proving their capabilities, generating considerable excitement, and putting them within reach of a much wider user group.
  • Jon Cropley | July 03, 2017
    The world market for professional video surveillance equipment grew by 3.9% in 2016. This is according to recently published estimates from IHS Markit (NASDAQ), through its Video Surveillance Intelligence Service. This is a higher rate of growth than in 2015 (1.9%) but still low by historical standards.
  • Thomas Lynch, Niall Jenkins | May 17, 2017
    For the first time in history, more people around the world live in cities than in rural areas. By 2030, over 60 percent of the world’s population will be living in cities. While this global migration to urban areas improves the living standards, health and financial prosperity of these citizens, it brings challenges to a city’s infrastructure, resources, security procedures and emergency response systems. Meeting these challenges is critical to the success of cities in the decades that follow.


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IHS Technology is the recognized leader of market intelligence to the global video surveillance industry and major research provider to all 15 of the world’s largest video surveillance equipment suppliers. From IHS’s first publication of the core CCTV & Video Surveillance report in 2003, the portfolio has expanded to an offering of 3 intelligence services and numerous annual studies. The video surveillance intelligence service is one of these 3 intelligence services and provides comprehensive regularly updated market data and insights on the global video surveillance market.


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  • Dominic Williams | July 25, 2017
    ​Body worn cameras appear to have cemented their place as indispensable pieces of equipment among law enforcement agencies around the world. Indeed, the question of whether or not police departments in much of North America and Western Europe will adopt a body worn surveillance solution has become not one of “if” but rather “when.”
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  • Jon Cropley | July 24, 2017
    This document is a security market brief, for purchasers of the video surveillance intelligence service, on the video analytics market. The aim of the document is to provide a summary of the research’s findings.
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  • Video content analysis in physical security, business intelligence & big data
    Dominic Williams | June 30, 2017
    This report on the world market for Video Analytics in Security and Business Intelligence presents the American, EMEA, and Asian regional markets for video analytics software. It provide an up-to-date, comprehensive assessment of the market and discusses the impact of significant trends.
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  • Icon Prinicipal Analyst, Video Surveillance
    Jon Cropley is a principal analyst in the IHS video surveillance and security services group. He joined the company in 2001 and has authored numerous syndicated research reports since...
  • Icon Manager, Building Technologies
    Niall Jenkins is a consulting manager for the Building Technologies group at IHS Markit.
  • Icon Director, Safe Cities, Critical Communications and Security.
    Thomas Lynch is the Director for Safe Cities, Critical Communications and Security Research at IHS. Thomas and his team focus across video surveillance equipment, safe cities, public safety, future communications technologies such as LTE, command & control and Cybersecurity.
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