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Video Surveillance Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • ID: 5239668
  • Report
  • January 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 120 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • Axis Communications AB
  • FLIR systems Inc.
  • Honeywell Security Group
  • Infinova Corporation
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Samsung Group
The Video Surveillance Systems Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.31% over the forecast period 2021 to 2026. Globally, the drive to enhance the safety and security across different industries is adding to the market growth, significantly. With rapid developments in cloud computing and video surveillance software, the surveillance market has transformed, in comparison to the previous decade.
  • The growth of the video surveillance market is expected to be fueled by the introduction of new IP-based digital technologies, to detect and prevent undesirable behaviors, such as shoplifting, thefts, vandalism, and terror attacks. With the increasing rate of crimes, video surveillance is expected to play a significant role in preventing crime by creating the threat of being detected.
  • For instance, according to the Metropolitan Police, there were around 215.7 thousand violent crime offenses recorded by the police in London in 2018-19, an increase of approximately 13.8 thousand as compared to that of the previous year.
  • Organizations in the banking & finance industry represent the largest portion of the video surveillance market, owing to their high dependency on security systems. For instance, in November 2018, Europe-based InfiNet Wireless successfully deployed video surveillance system solutions in the ports of Northwestern Mexico.
  • VSaaS has been increasing over the recent years, owing to the market penetration of IP camera sales. Significant factors, such as IT cost containment by major IT organizations, the emergence of data centers, and improving functionalities associated with centralized data, are aiding the VSaaS segment.
  • Owing to an increase in construction work, the share of the Middle Eastern market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period, For instance, Saudi Arabia is the biggest construction market in the region with USD 864 billion worth of projects. The United Arab Emirates stands second with USD 575.9 billion worth of projects.
  • The Asia-Pacific video surveillance market has grown significantly, due to its increasing use in the field of security and law enforcement, to reduce the crime rate in countries, like India and China. For instance, according to the Ministry of Public Security China, Ministry of Justice (China), Supreme People's Procuratorate (China), Supreme People's Court, in 2017, around 5.48 million incidents of crime were recorded in China.
  • The adoption of HD CCTV cameras is much lower than the average global adoption rate in China, due to three main factors. Primarily, there are many new buildings in China and relatively little existing coaxial cables installed. Subsequently, the average price of network cameras is much lower in China, as compared to other nations.
  • Finally, while HD CCTV can be a good solution for small systems, it is not as scalable as IP, as there are massive infrastructure projects in China. These factors are aiding consumers to select IP video surveillance system, as compared to HD CCTV systems in China.
  • The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly hit the professional video surveillance, intruder alarm and electronic access control markets hard. The greatest impact has been felt in new construction projects, which have stalled across the globe in the wake of the downturn.
  • Global supply chains for crucial components of security equipment have been threatened, and demand has been negatively impacted across most vertical markets. It is almost certain that the global market will decline in 2020, though the rate of this decline will depend greatly on the length and extent of measures necessary to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • More recently, the advancement in the performance of video analytics for business intelligence (largely due to deep learning techniques) has led to more retailers considering installing these solutions. However, even many medium and large stores, have still not adopted them. Vendors are already beginning to market solutions for the new COVID-19 world.
Key Market Trends

Commercial Segment is to Dominate the Market
  • Cameras offer a wide range of applications for video surveillance, which include scene monitoring, facial recognition, video smoke detection, remote video monitoring, automatic number plate recognition, etc. Presently, consumer requirements include cameras of HD-compliant 1080p 25/30 fps technology. With the growing need for security, high definition technologies in video surveillance are expected to penetrate the market during the forecast period.
  • Cameras with pan, tilt, and wide zoom features are preferred to detect and track intruders. 360-degree panoramic cameras and thermal infrared cameras, which can operate in the dark, are expected to witness increased adoption over the forecast period. The previous models of 4K cameras offer a lower frame rate resolution. However, the advent of 4K in video surveillance, is much ahead in the consumer market, as compared to that of 1080p.
  • Further, the use of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) in the video surveillance system is accelerating the camera capabilities by at least 25% higher performance, 30% higher camera counts at full HD resolution, and 30 frames per second against 15-30 frames per second, which was throwing a massive pile of CPU earlier.
  • Advent to this, the infrastructures have become smarter across the world in recent years, with the incorporation of Artificial Intelligence and deep learning technology-enabled cameras expected to increase during the forecast period. Several chip/processor companies are investing in developing the AI chips for the cameras. For instance, recently, HiSilicon (Shanghai) Technologies Co. Limited launched a series of highperformance AI chips for the camera to address surveillance intelligence.
  • Moreover, witnessing the growth in the adoption of AI and face detection-enabled surveillance cameras, some of the major chip companies are adopting strategic merger and acquisition for the development of AI chips, for the video surveillance system. For example, in 2018, Intel and Tancent entered into a partnership to develop AI-powered camera systems for the retail industry, which will be having Intel’s Movidius Myriad chip.
  • For instance, according to CEIP, between 2017 and 2019, 65% of countries from the East Asia & Pacific region had adopted artificial intelligence (AI) surveillance technologysof, whilst less than a quarter of African countries had adopted such mechanisms, with technological underdevelopment cited as a cause of this. Technologies and solutions involved include smart city or safe city platforms, facial recognition systems, and smart policing.
  • Another hardware advancement occurred is the intelligent video surveillance cameras related to the concept of mobile vision. Consumer electronics companies are developing mobile application-based video surveillance cameras. For instance, Xiaomi introduced a 360-degree camera with mobile vision capabilities for smart home applications. The increase in smart home projects across the world is expected to contribute to the deployment of such technologies to improve public safety.
China in APAC is Presumed to Dominate the Market
  • The introduction of the smart cities concept in the country is acting as a major driving force for the video surveillance market in China. Advanced video surveillance techniques have been integrated with city administration, to boost efficiency. Yinchuan city in China is an example of advanced smart towns where everything from buses to dustbins is integrated into a unified system.
  • Launched in 2016, the Hangzhou “City Brain” project, created by Chinese retail and tech company Alibaba, uses cameras systems and sensors across the city to collect data on road conditions in real-time. The data is fed to an AI hub, which then manages traffic signals at 128 intersections, and helps city officials make better decisions at a faster rate.
  • China is making progress on a surveillance system that will connect security cameras nationwide via a cloud to a database of every person’s facial ID profile and a file of their personal details, according to an article in the South China Morning Post (SCMP). The article has led to a discussion as to whether the system already exists and what its potential dangers might be.
  • The SCMP piece updates the story on the Chinese government’s plan to implement a national system that could use surveillance cameras to identify any one of China’s 1.3 billion people, within 3 seconds, and with at least 88% accuracy. The project has been underway since 2015, and various technology companies have been involved. It is, although, facing some technical difficulties.
  • Commercial entities are already verifying facial recognition transactions through the photos on users’ ID cards that are part of the existing national identity database. For example, Alipay’s KFC facial recognition pilot system is already equipped to an extent that it does not require any sort of registration at the terminal, and can be used by any Alipay user who has activated the function in the Alipay app.
  • The camera in the Hangzhou branch of KFC checks customers’ faces against the ID card photos linked to their Alipay accounts, sources at Ant Financial told TechNode. This is also why foreigners cannot use the system. The source claimed that KFC does not keep any of the data and that third parties cannot intercept it.
  • The Chinese government is making efforts to enhance their video surveillance capabilities. China is looking to predict and prevent crime with the help of AI technology, according to a Financial Times report. Facial recognition company, Cloud Walk, is helping police develop a system that tracks an individual’s movements and behavior to assess his/her chances of committing a crime.
  • By 2018, the Chinese government had installed close to 200 million surveillance cameras across the country, which amounts to approximately one camera per seven citizens . The startups manufacturing the surveillance products are gaining positive attention through large investments from various investors .
  • In May 2018 , the upstart A .I. company, SenseTime, raised USD 620 million, giving it a valuation of about USD 4 . 5 billion . Yitu raised USD 200 million in July. Another rival, Megvii, raised USD 460 million from investors that included a state -backed fund created by China’s top leadership . In May 2019 , Chinese AI start -up, Megvii, raised USD 750 million ahead of planned HK IPO .
  • Guangdong plans to spend more than CNY 12 billion (HKD 14 . 7 billion) to almost double the number of digital surveillance cameras to 2 million, in an effort to curb crime and better manage the migrant population . Officials also claimed that 100 ,000 criminal cases had been solved in that time, with the help of 1 . 1 million surveillance cameras.
Competitive Landscape

The Video Surveillance Systems Market is highly competitive due to the presence of many key players constantly upgrading themselves in order to gain a competitive advantage over other players. The video surveillance market is currently dominated by major players like Honeywell Security Group, Bosch Security Systems Incorporated, Samsung Group, Schneider Electric SE, Panasonic Corporation, among others.
  • August 2020 - Axis Communications announced the AXIS P5655-E PTZ Network Camera, a cost-effective, high-performance PTZ camera for versatile surveillance applications. The product’s features include improved imaging, enhanced security features, extended capabilities for analytics, and radically more efficient video compression.
  • January 2020 - ScanSource signed an agreement to distribute commercial security products of Honeywell. This agreement will allow ScanSource to broaden its base of video surveillance, access control, and intrusion prevention products and solutions while enabling partners to purchase Honeywell’s commercial security solutions directly through them.
  • January 2020 - Bosch launched the IP 3000i portfolio which is available in micro dome, mini-dome, bullet, and turret options for indoor and outdoor use. This new camera range offers complete flexibility for everyday surveillance in standalone All Bosch IP 3000i outdoor camera models are rated IK10 for high impact resistance and can withstand challenging weather conditions because of their IP66 rating.
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  • Axis Communications AB
  • FLIR systems Inc.
  • Honeywell Security Group
  • Infinova Corporation
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Samsung Group
1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Technology Snapshot

5.1 Introduction to Market Dynamics
5.1.1 Market Drivers Augmented Demand of IP Cameras Emergence Of Video Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSAAS) Increasing Demand For Video Analytics
5.1.2 Market Restraints Need for High-capacity Storage for High-resolution Images Privacy and Security Issues

6.1 By Type
6.1.1 Hardware Camera Analog IP Cameras Hybrid Storage
6.1.2 Software Video Analytics Video Management Software
6.1.3 Services (VSaaS)
6.2 By Vertical
6.2.1 Commercial
6.2.2 Infrastructure
6.2.3 Institutional
6.2.4 Industrial
6.2.5 Defense
6.2.6 Residential
6.3 Geography
6.3.1 North America United States Canada
6.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Rest of Europe
6.3.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.3.4 Latin America Brazil Mexico Rest of Latin America
6.3.5 Middle East & Africa United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Rest of Middle East & Africa

7.1 Company Profiles
7.1.1 Axis Communications AB
7.1.2 Bosch Security Systems Incorporated
7.1.3 Honeywell Security Group
7.1.4 Samsung Group
7.1.5 Panasonic Corporation
7.1.6 FLIR systems Inc.
7.1.7 Schneider Electric SE
7.1.8 Qognify, Inc. (Battery Ventures)
7.1.9 Infinova Corporation
7.1.10 Zhejiang Dahua Technology Company Limited
7.1.11 Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company Limited
7.1.12 Sony Corporation


Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
  • Axis Communications AB
  • Bosch Security Systems Incorporated
  • Honeywell Security Group
  • Samsung Group
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • FLIR systems Inc.
  • Schneider Electric SE
  • Qognify, Inc. (Battery Ventures)
  • Infinova Corporation
  • Zhejiang Dahua Technology Company Limited
  • Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company Limited
  • Sony Corporation
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown