Intelligent Video Surveillance

Video Surveillance Trends and Predictions in 2021

Hanwha Techwin has outlined five key trends for the video surveillance industry in 2021. These include AI-based edge solutions, open platform, cloud, cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy issues.

Growth of AI-based edge solutions with unlimited application potential

The significant advantage of edge devices is that they can run specialized software applications onboard. It increases resource efficiency, saves processing time, and minimizes network bandwidth requirements. With advanced functionality now included in edge-based Deep Learning AI solutions, there is likely to be a significant increase in the number of deployed devices that can process data at the edge.

The expanded open platform will facilitate the development of a more extended range of customized solutions for the vertical market and end-users

Because end users want to get the most out of their video solutions, software development cannot continue as an isolated process led by one company's own software development team.

The Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) is an initiative that brings together like-minded organizations to define specifications for a common platform for security and security solutions. The business will work with other OSSA members in 2021 to create a standardized and accessible framework that provides the flexibility to develop end-to-end solutions tailored to regional or user requirements.

OSSA members intend to further improve the compatibility and interoperability of their products with the open platform within the video surveillance ecosystem.

The Сloud will be more extensive as a business intelligence tool

The Сloud is now widely used as a way to update product features, as well as install security patches. However, the increase in the number of edge devices deployed means that the Cloud also plays a significant role in securely managing devices and processing large amounts of data to provide business intelligence.

Leading companies plan to implement cloud-based solutions that will allow users to manage network products and monitor their status in real-time. Equally important, the solutions will generate reports that provide greater situational awareness and business intelligence.

Cybersecurity will become even more significant with the increased use of edge devices

As data is increasingly collected, stored, and protected at the edge as part of a smart factory, smart office, smart retail store, or, more broadly, a smart city solution, the need to protect against cyberattacks has become an even more essential requirement. However, cybersecurity will continue to be a considerable concern for an application, regardless of its size or complexity.

Respect for data protection and privacy

The GDPR in Europe and the CCPA in the US have highlighted the need for companies that collect personal data to have proper data processing procedures in place.

In the video surveillance industry, protecting personal identification information based on video data is vital. It is necessary to have a balanced approach that enforces privacy rules while making the best use of the latest advances in technology and the data it helps to collect.

"Independently produced market research reports and customer feedback give weight to these forecasts," said Jeff (Chae Won) Lee, Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “In this regard, our product roadmap and sales strategy take into account that whether system integrators are involved in complex, mission-critical, or highly secure video surveillance projects, or simply provide security for a small office, factory, or retail applications, these trends and topics are likely to have a significant impact over the next 12 months and beyond.”

The original article and a report on trends may be found here.