Surveillance Manufacturer Trends 2010

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 24, 2010

Trends and strategies in the video surveillance market are shifting. In this report, we examine the top trends and the most interesting moves by surveillance manufacturers.

Market Trends

Starting with the 'big picture', we see 4 key trends coming out of the fall trade shows:

  • Declining Megapixel Camera Prices
  • Cisco Product Expansion
  • Increasing IP Camera Standard Support
  • VMS Software Moves Up-Market

Notably missing are video analytics where new product development has almost ground to a halt. There, it's less of a trend than a coma.

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Manufacturers on the Move

Inside the premium section, we provide extensive commentary on each of the following manufacturers who made notable moves this Fall:

  • ACTi
  • American Dynamics
  • Arecont Vision
  • Avigilon
  • Axis
  • Cisco
  • DVTel
  • Genetec
  • GVI
  • Intransa
  • IQinVision
  • Milestone
  • Mobotix
  • OnSSI
  • Pelco
  • Pivot3
  • Scallop Imaging
  • VideoIQ

For background on the specific announcements for each company, review our 2010 Fall New Products Directory.

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