Emerging Trends in CCTV Surveillance Systems

Technology is changing faster than ever before for every industry, and the world of CCTV surveillance is no different.

Maintaining top-class security for all of their properties is crucial for today’s businesses. And CCTV cameras make it happen, allowing law enforcement to act on crimes while deterring criminals.

To ensure proper safety and the highest ROI, we believe that all companies need to know about emerging CCTV security trends.

Video Analytics 

CCTV cameras record video footage, but they don’t update you on what’s going on yet. This should be changing soon, though, as the brightest minds in the field are working to make video feeds smarter and more intuitive. And it’s all because of video analytics.

With video analytics, supervisors will be notified whenever someone behaves suspiciously, crosses a line, or a person stored in the database enters the premises. Essentially, notifications will pop up for any event that the video analytics software is set to detect. This function is made possible by smart systems working with powerful cameras that capture high-quality feed.

Integration with IoT Systems

Once CCTV camera becomes more intelligent, why not give the systems the ability to manipulate things? Well, that’s already happening thanks to integration with IoT systems. IoT, or the Internet of Things, is an interconnected network of devices that can communicate with each other.

For example, if a CCTV camera detects that someone is trying to rob the store, then it can communicate with the IoT-enabled door to lock it automatically. If it detects a fire, it can communicate with sprinklers to release the water immediately. This level of integration is a new and promising trend we’re witnessing with CCTV cameras.

Cloud-to-Cloud Integration

Cloud computing technology is paving the way for change in so many industries right now. Integration is not limited to in-house systems anymore; now, it can extend to a remote server or a cloud. The data sent to the cloud is processed to extract even more information that can be used in radically innovative ways. And as a bonus, the remote server provides extra computing power and storage service.

Machine Learning and Deep Learning

If we rewind time by five years, machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) were still mostly theoretical concepts. With advancements in camera technology, though, IoT enablement, and cloud computing, ML and DL have become a reality.

With the implementation of both these technologies, we can automate many manual processes. Eventually, we might not even need surveillance and security professionals, but that’s still a long way off. The cameras will ideally detect all suspicious activity, report it to a remote server, and take necessary actions simultaneously by communicating with IoT-enabled devices. This can be made possible by applying ML and DL technologies, and we’re definitely witnessing a trend in that direction.

GDPR and Cybersecurity

With the rise in remote technologies and communication, the need to protect data has also increased. Regulators are pushing CCTV manufacturers to beef up their cybersecurity measures and protect their network end-to-end. A hack or leak of CCTV footage could defeat the purpose of having a security system in the first place.

In addition, GDPR compliance is also a hot topic. When data is transmitted to a remote server or cloud, companies must ensure that the servers are GDPR compliant to protect personal and sensitive information.

As we move into the future, we’ll witness more exciting trends like these emerging. If you’re a business owner, we recommend that you keep up with the trends so that you can get the most out of CCTV cameras.

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