Technological advances enhance video surveillance equipment progress

July 21, 2004

Palo Alto, Calif. -- July 21, 2004 -- Intense competition and a flood of inexpensive closed circuit television systems from Asia are making it challenging to turn profits in the security equipment market. Manufacturers can try to buck this trend with the help of the evolving innovative technology, by providing value-added services and unique applications.

With larger multinational security companies entering the fray after recognizing the potential of the industry, smaller self-installing firms are battling to stay profitable.

"Mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and partnerships are being formed to increase technological capabilities and expand video surveillance applications," says Technical Insights Analyst Dr. James Smith.

The availability of inexpensive image sensors - the basic prerequisite for video surveillance - and ample computing power has enabled the development of embedded, real-time video analysis systems that can provide compressed data or meta event information directly.

Real time video and Internet radio require quick and uninterrupted media streaming through the network. Surveillance of vehicles moving at significantly high speeds - or surveillance from a moving vehicle - also requires fast processing and is distinctly different from indoor surveillance. Manufacturers will have to devise systems with algorithms that are much more computationally intensive and yet faster than those used for indoor surveillance.

These applications involve many information processes (transmission, compression, encryption, reconstruction, presentation, and storage) that cannot be delayed in order to provide continuous sound or image.

This requirement is a challenge for cable and network equipment manufacturers and network designers. Companies are focusing on the development of integrated, end-to-end solutions for applications requiring object detection, tracking, action classification, and event analysis from video images.

"Manufacturers are also improving the effectiveness of their products by adding new software and an inexpensive infrared imager to an existing video surveillance, creating a synergy that far outperforms the old system," notes Smith.

These systems are useful in a variety of application sectors such as industrial automation, transportation, automotive, security and surveillance, and communications.

Designers have also developed equipment for use in subway, highway, indoor/quasi-outdoor, tunnel monitoring, and intelligent video communication.
Security Technology: Advances in Video Surveillance, is part of the Homeland Security and Defense Vertical Subscription Service, and showcases some exciting and influential developments in video surveillance besides providing wide-ranging information on equipment, components, software schemes, and system design strategies. While the principal focus of the research is on technological advances in development laboratories, it also identifies key companies and developers, and provides estimates of timelines for commercializing of the technology. Executive summaries and interviews are available to the press.

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The following are the list of key participants: A4vision Inc.; Acsys Biometrics Corp.; ADT Security Services, Inc.; Advanced Perimeter Systems Ltd.; Advanced Security & Controls, Inc.; AlarmForce Industries Inc.; American Building Control, Inc; Andover Controls Corp.; Anixter International, Inc.; ATEC Security Ltd.; Authentix, Inc.; AXCESS Inc.; Axis Communications; Baxall USA; Bellringer Security, Inc.; Bioscrypt, Inc.; Biscom, Inc.; Bosch Security Systems, Inc.; Brink's Home Security Inc.; Cantronic Systems Inc.; CellStack Systems; Checkpoint Systems, Inc.; Cohu, Inc.; Comverse Technology, Inc.; Cubic Corp.; Dantel, Inc.; Detector Electronics Corp.; Digital Descriptor Systems, Inc.; Diversified Security Solutions, Inc.; DPS Telecom; DriveCam Video Systems; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Electronics Line 3000 Ltd. (EL3K); ESCO Technologies Inc.; Extreme CCTV Surveillance Systems; Frequency Electronics, Inc.; Frisco Bay Industries Ltd.; GE Interlogix Inc.; Global ePoint, Inc.; Honeywell International Inc.; iMPath Networks Inc.; IndigoVision Ltd; IPIX Corp.; iSECUREtrac Corp.; Iteris, Inc.; J. Michael Baker Associates, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Law Enforcement Associates Corp.; Lenel Systems International, Inc.; Linear Corp.; Lucky Gaming, Inc.; Magal Security Systems LTD.; Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd; Matsushita Kotobuki Electronics Industries Ltd.; Microtec Enterprises; NetBotz Corp.; Newmark Technology Group PLC; Optelecom Inc.; Optical Cable Corp.; Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.; PDS Gaming Corp.; Pelco ; Polaroid Corp.; Rainbow Group of Companies Inc.; RF Industries, Inc.; Rockwell Collins, Inc.; Science & Engineering Associates Inc.; SECOM Co.,Ltd.; Sensormatic Electronics Corp.; Silent Witness Enterprises Ltd.; SimplexGrinnell LP; Strategic Vista International Inc.; Synergie SA; SyTech Corp.; Tech Laboratories, Inc.; The Dindima Group Pty Ltd; The Finx Group, Inc.; Universal Security Instruments, Inc.; VBrick Systems, Inc.; Verint Systems Inc.; Vicon Industries Inc.; View Systems, Inc.; Viisage Technology Inc.

Keywords in this release: security technology, video surveillance, closed circuit television, self-installing firms, image sensor, media streaming, meta event information, infrared imager, subway monitoring, highway monitoring, tunnel monitoring, intelligent video communication, indoor/quasi-outdoor monitoring

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