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What’s New In Video Surveillance Technology

It’s amazing to look back on how security camera technology has changed and evolved for the better. We once only knew of grainy, black and white footage, and now we can record in color in near complete darkness, and access live feeds through our devices. This year, our technology is improving clarity, storage, and overall performance to bring you the best. Let’s take a look at the big video surveillance trends coming this year.

VSaaS / Cloud Computing

Video Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS) provides remote management and archiving through the cloud. When combined with the cloud and cloud computing, managing your system is easier, whether done in house or outsourced to a third party. Upgrades and updates are more easily accessible, more storage space is available, and additional services can be added.

Analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), & Big Data

The amount of structured and unstructured data (big data) from video surveillance is ripe with valuable insights for businesses. When paired with surveillance footage, analytics technology can produce fruitful information thanks to high resolution and constant connection. Because of network connections, video footage can produce beneficial timelines for crimes and identify shopping patterns at retail stores, allowing for improved safety for the public and a more personalized shopping experience. This gives businesses better insight on all levels, proving that an enhanced security camera system can aid in business success.

Video Compression & Bandwidth Usage

Compression technology plays a large part in efficiency and performance. Advancement in this area will allow significant file size reduction with minimal to no compromising of picture quality. There are several video compression standards, with H.264 being the latest and most efficient. However, H.265 technology is on the horizon, which can reduce bandwidth and storage demands. As with most new technology, H.265 will slowly be introduced in more high-end products before becoming the standard, along with H.264.

With such great trends to come, we are excited to see what will unfold. What are your thoughts and expectations for the surveillance industry in 2015? Share your opinions with us – Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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