There have been numerous changes in the video surveillance industry both in terms of business as well as technology. High-definition network cameras, for instance, are now much more affordable than before. They’ve grown in popularity amongst organisations and end-users............

New Surveillance Tech in 2017

There have been numerous changes in the video surveillance industry both in terms of business as well as technology. High-definition network cameras, for instance, are now much more affordable than before. They’ve grown in popularity amongst organisations and end-users.

So what other trends are we expected to see in 2017? Let’s find out.

Software Development

Apart from focusing on improving image quality and cost-efficiency, manufacturers are shifting their attention on deep learning for video analytics and video management. We are going to see improvements in software development for better video surveillance system functionality.

We are also going to see new vendors coming up with new and engaging product lines. Multi-sensor and multi-directional cameras are expected to be released in several new configurations. These advanced technologies will soon penetrate the market for home and private use. So get ready to see full product lines in new configurations, more megapixels as well as smaller remote products.

According to industry experts, more and more businesses are utilising managed services and moving to the cloud. They’re mitigating their cyber security risks by hiring companies to manage their data protection needs. This, in turn, is going to encourage manufacturers to come up with new network-based solutions.


Cyber security has become a pressing concern in developed nations. There have been many cyber security issues involving surveillance cameras and devices that made headlines in past year. The truth is that there still isn’t any concrete legislation regarding the use of surveillance cameras or devices in Australia.

Manufacturers have to test their products rigorously and attend to cyber security issues proactively. This year there is going to be a greater focus on increasing end-user and integrator education. Video surveillance vendors will reference architectures as well as certifications and use best practices guides to tighten cyber security.

One thing is certain though—cyber security can’t be left up to the vendors alone. Although manufacturers need to take many things into account when they’re building software and hardware for video surveillance products, consumers should also educate themselves to know what is insecure and learn how to protect themselves from malicious attacks. Manufacturers could also strengthen password requirements and use appropriate data encryption techniques to protect video surveillance systems against cyber criminals.

Technology and Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers in the US are increasingly relying on dashboard cameras and body cameras to record traffic stops, pursuits, and emergency code runs. The body cameras are cheaper than old dash cameras, and they’re used to collect evidence at the scene of an investigation. The data that’s recorded is stored on a cloud network and can be retrieved at any time during an ongoing investigation.

These body cameras are cost-effective and useful, and they offer good evidence in court when a citizen makes a complaint against a law enforcement officer for alleged misconduct (and vice versa). Manufacturers are thus going to bring new and improved Special Ops cameras to the market as well as software applications that are going to help officers record incidents and investigations.


As more and more video surveillance system manufacturers enter the industry every year, there’s plenty of competition in the market, and this has helped keep prices low. Production costs have also fallen over the past few years which has made it easier for manufacturers to reduce prices. Apart from this, we notice that customer’s buying choices have evolved. They’re looking for affordable surveillance products that ‘do the job.'

Convenience and Simplicity

End-users are also looking for video systems with an easy-to-use interface so they can get their systems to do what they want them to do. Nearly 2/3rd of all video systems are on a software platform. At present, only 30% of all video systems are on a network video recorder. As manufacturers come up with new and improved software platforms, all video systems are going to eventually operate on a software platform.

Targeting Verticals

Manufacturers are trying to stay on top of their game by creating tailored systems for specific applications in the Transport, Healthcare, and Construction sector. They’re trying to market their products in a unique way, and they’re targeting these verticals to sell their products. They’re also creating new surveillance systems to meet the ever-increasing need for security in these environments.


Consultants expect intruder, CCTV, and Access Control to interact. Manufacturers have therefore started using Software Development Kits to share information at a database level. These software development kits enable autonomous information sharing and live updating of multiple systems. So when a passive infrared motion sensor detects movement, it automatically starts recording and directs the Access Control System to lock a door for example.

The best part of it is that all these processes occur in milliseconds without any human involvement. This high level of integration has become the norm.

Mobile Access

An increasing number of end-users want to have access to their security systems over a mobile phone. Consumers don’t want a dedicated workstation, but they want to access their video surveillance systems on mobile devices. As a result, many camera manufacturers have created their own apps or use compatible third party apps which makes it easy for end-users to manage their video surveillance systems on the go.

Latest model home security cameras have a longer detection range, and they’re designed to hear and detect anything in stealth. We’re going to see models with improved functionality in the near future.

Smart Cities

In the wake of rising security threats all over the world, there has been an increased acceptance of surveillance among the general public. People now consider video surveillance an important security measure and not a governmental control measure. As a result of this, there’s been a significant demand for mobile surveillance instruments like body cameras and drones. They can be used by repossession officers, nightclub bouncers, and tradespeople.

Metropolitan areas in Asia have already been transformed into smart cities. These cities integrate information and technology to manage the city’s assets and improve the efficiency of services.

The future of video surveillance looks very promising. Here at Pro’s Choice, we bring you the latest home security cameras, covert inferred cameras, and other kinds of security cameras at incredible prices. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help finding the right product for your personal or business needs.

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