Security Dealer & Integrator

NOV 2018

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40 Security Dealer & Integrator / November 2018 2018 STATE OF THE SECURITY INDUSTRY REPORT Access the full report online at Sponsored by HID Key Video Technology and Service Advancements Respondents were asked what video technology or service advancements are most important to your business. They were asked to select their Top 3 advancements. Here are their responses in order of priority. Video platforms linking security devices for scalability, agility and elasticity 40.9% Video analytics and/or forensics 37.1% Video verification 30.5% Facial recognition integrated with video 27.6% Hosted video 25.2% Video and audio integration 23.3% Enhanced cybersecurity on end devices 21.9% Full-4K options become available 21.9% Interoperable technologies based on open standards 19.5% Evolving municipal video and Safe Cities surveillance sector 15.7% *Other 4.6% Video Solutions Bring Integrators Myriad Options Perhaps not since the market's transition from analog to IP has the video surveillance industry found itself in such a state of flux. While the number of camera deployments continues to grow steadily with each passing year, the technology and the companies that manufacture it are being influenced by what seems like an ever-growing number of trends and changing market dynamics. In a recent vendor roundtable conducted by, several shared insights related to where they see the market headed in 2018. A veteran video industry expert said that The Internet of Things will continue to dominate the security industry as we accelerate convergence and integration of IP-based systems such as access control, audio and intercoms with network video solutions. Collecting, transporting and synthesizing the data generated by all these systems will open more opportunity for Big Data and storage companies to offer cloud services and Security as a Ser vice (SaaS) support. One industry vendor thinks that 2018 will be a big year for more powerful multi-sensor/multi-directional cameras, saying these cameras will be more flexible with features such as 60 fps, 150 dB wide dynamic range and H.265 compression. While the industry is seeing more network conflict with advancing AI, facial recognition and analytics software emerging, security vendors seem serious about working with users and integrators to ensure safe devices. As one vendor said; " The issue of cybersecurity and protecting network surveillance systems will be at the center of every discussion with vendors and existing and new end-user customers." The 2018 survey demonstrates that security integrators have remained consistent on what they feel their main drivers in the video technology market are; first, being able to provide their clients video platforms linking security devices for a more scalable, agile and elastic solution was their top preference (41% percent), which was actually down 12% from last year, followed closely by improved video analytics and forensics software (37%), along with video verification capabilities (30%) and facial recognition integrated with video (26 percent) – which was not included as an option last year.

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