In the past 10 years the demand for CCTV has increased dramatically, in 2011 it was reported that there were approximately 1.5million CCTV cameras in operation. Now in 2021 the UK has one of the largest totals of CCTV cameras in the world. The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) estimates there are between 4-5.9 million cameras – approximately 3 times as many cameras now compared to 10 years ago.
- Industry specialists advise that the annual spend on video surveillance systems, maintenance and upkeep is approximately £2.2 billion per year.
- 96% of cameras are used by homeowners and private businesses.
- It is said that the average person is caught on camera 70 times a day.
Why the increase in CCTV?
There are a lot of reasons to why CCTV has become a lot more popular, but the most influential reason is increasing overall safety.
This can be deterring crime, homeowners receive a source of comfort from CCTV, feel reassured that in your business not only your staff and customers and monitored but they are protected as well.
Another factor in the increase of CCTV is technology. CCTV has a lot more to offer these days. Cameras can be used in a vast number of different circumstances.
- CCTV can control car parks using the number plate recognition.
- CCTV can be used for clocking people in and out of a factory using face recognition technology. Along with access to buildings.
- CCTV can be used as an alarm system if someone were to enter a construction site out of hours an alarm can be trigger to the site manager who then can log into the CCTV network to investigate for an example.
- CCTV now has thermal technology where it can be set, if the temperature increases or decreases out of the limit set an alarm can be triggered in a similar way as above.
- CCTV using the thermal technology can be set to facial detection and check their temperature and signal if too high, with the ongoing pandemic and non-contact thermal check has been invaluable.
- CCTV can trigger alarms if someone falls suddenly.
This is just a snippet of the new technology in CCTV systems. It has come a long way and is used in a lot of more ways other than preventing crime. Preventing crime is still the first thought when it comes to CCTV. It is no surprise that businesses invest in CCTV as they are 4x more likely to be burglarized then a home.
HikVision are our main CCTV manufacturer
Hikvision advances the core technologies of audio and video encoding, video image processing, and related data storage, as well as forward-looking technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and big data. Over the past several years, Hikvision deepened its knowledge and experience in meeting customer needs in various vertical markets, including public security, transportation, retail, education, healthcare, financial institutions, intelligent buildings, and others. Accordingly, the company provides professional and customized solutions to meet diverse market requirements. In addition to the video surveillance industry, Hikvision extended its business to smart home tech, industrial automation, and automotive electronics industries — all based on video intelligence technology — to explore channels for sustaining long-term development.
The demand for CCTV will continue to grow as the technology improves and the camera systems/networks continue to spread into other sectors. And here at Moore Broadband Solutions, we will not stop providing the new technologies and offer our customers the cutting-edge equipment.