Eagle Eye Networks shared the trends that will have the biggest impact on video surveillance, security, and use of analytics to drive business intelligence and improvement in 2021.
Customers are asking for cloud
The shift to the benefits of cloud in the video surveillance space are powerful and undeniable, including major cost savings, heightened data security, remote access and maintenance, flexible storage and retention, scalability, increased stability, and disaster recovery.
Analytics and AI turn security systems into business solutions
Video surveillance systems are not just for security anymore, they’re also a valuable tool for business intelligence. While AI has been talked about for several years, its deployment has lagged. This year, we’ll see AI move from the lab to practical adoption.
Compliance requirements are constantly evolving
As video surveillance becomes a more widely adopted tool across industries and continents and more industries are using video for compliance purposes, regulating its use is becoming more prevalent.
IT departments more engaged and owning video surveillance
IT leaders have not only gotten involved in the video management system, they’re actually owning it. As part of their IT strategy, corporations are leveraging video for business process improvement while reducing unnecessary operational overhead.
Demand for open, integrated systems
An open and connected ecosystem makes it possible for businesses and developers to integrate any number of applications on a single video management system platform.
The platform handles all the heavy lifting of interfacing with the cameras, recording video, securely transmitting and storing video to the cloud, and making video available for use in the integrated applications.
The days of vendors “locking” users into their cameras or touting “hybrid” systems (which require upgrades to vendor hardware to get new features) will not be accepted.