The Surveillance Market Keeps Growing | And So Do the Storage Options
A security situation is always multifaceted; it’s not just about strong doors, strong walls or tough vaults. A modern strategy for securing the safety of your clients/customers, your business and yourself includes revising and updating the concepts of data storage and video surveillance. Installing a surveillance system is often a good idea; for secure areas, open lobbies, loading docks, hallways, there are many places to put in surveillance equipment; and you don’t throw away what that surveillance equipment records. You need to consider your storage options when building your system.
The video surveillance market has been growing steadily for years and as the market grew; so did the technology used and the options offered. Video data storage systems are a big part of that new growth. New equipment like digital/high resolution cameras and IP cameras and the general shift from internal to external storage are important parts of the new trends
How are we aware of these market changes? Security companies get a lot of insider knowledge through IMS Research; a leading supplier of market research and consultancy who serve the global electronics industry. They offer syndicated market studies, client research and consulting services on everything from wireless communications to security concerns. Their main mission is to help their clients better understand markets and shape their business strategies. IMS has a proven track record and clients in over 50 countries with offices spread across Asia, Europe and North America. IMS publishes over 350 report titles a year and 18 of the 20 largest technology companies are among their 2,500 global clients.
One of the articles IMS has published for this year is their Top Ten Predictions for 2012 in the video surveillance industry. Their teams of market analysts have expanded their VS research into every corner of the market; including, network camera trackers, video analytics and PSIM (Physical Security Information Management). The predictions have been released as a guide for their clients on some key trends and opportunities.
1. Refocusing on Image Quality in 2012
2. Focus on Shift from the BRICs to the CIVETS?
3. HD over Coax-What Will Happen in 2012?
4. Increased Processor Power to Push Analytics to the Edge
5. M&A in 2012: Video Companies under Surveillance
6. Looking Up-Where is Next for Cloud Base Video Surveillance?
7. The Turning Point for Spinning Disk?
8. Its VMS, but not as we know it
9. Beyond H.264
10. Video Surveillance to Augment the Internet of Things in China
This article tells customers many things; like how HD and megapixel security cameras are dominating sales, IMS predicts that by 2015, 70% of all network camera shipments will be items of megapixel resolution. It also predicts the growth of new markets in Brazil, Russia, India and China as well as the change in storage costs and needs.
Storage is an area that IMS has researched extensively and they have a strong report for the future of external storage. The article shows that external storage platforms for video surveillance have an annual growth rate of 52% for storage capacity shipped from 2010 to 2016. Internal storage units are only expected to a 36% growth rate in the same period. It is predicted that external units will displace internal storage devices as the dominant platform by 2014, shown best in the graph accompanying the article.
The reasons IMS states for this switchover are varied. First and foremost is the continued transition from analog to network security cameras and the use of higher resolution cameras. These types of systems generate more data per camera and require a dedicated storage unit. External platforms offer many advantages; they process and store greater quantities of data in comparison to DVRs, NVRs and other internal storage units. They’re able to because of their greater scalability and this means that a larger number of Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) can be installed in each external device which leads to greater storage capacity.
K.L. Security and www.hddfiresafe.com understand this trend because we’re at the forefront of it. We offer high-tech, safe and secure external ioSafe hard drives to our customers and the IMS market research proves we we’ve been telling our customers for years; external is the way to go.
We have several products that are perfect for video surveillance systems. Our Fireproof Video Surveillance Hard Drives are a great fit to any security system.
We refer to the ioSafe SoloPRO as “simplicity supercharged”. It is designed to meet the needs of security integrators and installers with storage needs for high-resolution cameras, IP cameras and it can be integrated with Storage Area Networks (SANS). It is fireproof with data loss protection of up to 1550 F for ½ hour as per ASTM E119 and flip the coin, its waterproof too. The unit can be dunked in up to ten feet of water for 72 hours without data loss. It is compatible with Windows Server, Linux and Mac/PCs and comes with a Data Recovery Service that includes forensic recovery and advanced replacement. The SoloPRO also works with eSATA/USB 2.0 connectivity with transfer rates up to 3GB/s.
The surveillance market is indeed changing. Your company needs to switch to external storage with your digital/high-resolution backup images and video and continually protect the growing amount of data that new surveillance cameras will generate. We can help you with that task by providing you with the best external hard drives on the market. The situation is changing, don’t get left behind!