CCTV Trends for the Year 2013

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The growing concern for information security will not diminish the need to secure physical assets. Even though it is now possible to lose valuable digital data and financial resources without the perpetrator setting foot on the place where the virtual theft happened, there still are numerous cases of physical burglary where high-value items and property have been compromised. As a matter of fact, businesses have lost billions to employee theft alone. As such, camera surveillance still remains relevant and practical in this day and age. However, there has been a gradual evolution to the way CCTVs are improved and used. This is a natural response to prevailing consumer needs and the changing approaches to burglaries and other criminal offences. With that being said, here are the industry forecasts on camera-based surveillance for the year 2013: Cloud-based processing of IP cameras Recordings are typically stored in the device itself or to some other component of the security system. However, there is a risk that the footage or the camera or security system itself may be carried off by smarter perpetrators who know their way around such equipment. But if the recordings are automatically uploaded to the cloud, there is no need to worry. Nowadays, there are security systems that already include this cloud processing feature. More of these types of products will appear in the next few months. Integration into intelligent buildings Now more than ever, security systems will be unified and consciously incorporated into the architecture. They will no longer be “afterthoughts” – installed after everything is already in place. As such, the buildings are considered “intelligent” because these...