Top Problems Searching Surveillance Video (Statistics)

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Oct 13, 2017

When crimes, accidents or incidents happen, the video surveillance system is a key component in finding out and proving what actually happened.

Searching that video and finding the relevant footage is key.

But what problems are most common and significant when searching surveillance video? 130+ integrators told IPVM and, in this report, we analyze the top 6 problems they most frequently cited.

Video Search Problems

Integrators reported the following problems, from most to least common:

  • Inexperienced Users
  • Poor Interfaces
  • Time Consuming Process
  • Embedded Devices Poor Performance
  • Lack Of Incident Details
  • Missing Video

Details and analysis of these problematic aspects of video search are outlined below.

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