Video Surveillance Revenue Forecast to Hit $15B by 2014

Applications grow, prices drop
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By 2014, the revenue generated by the sales of analog cameras, internet protocol (IP) cameras, DVR/NVR, and IP encoders is expected to approach $15 billion, driving new semiconductor opportunity along with it, says In-Stat, a market research firm.

After a slight downturn experienced in 2009 due to the worldwide economic condition, 2010 global sales of video surveillance equipment will return to the market status it had in 2008—along with a more optimistic look for the future, says In-Stat in its report, “Video Surveillance: Analog and IP Cameras, DVRs, NVRs, Semiconductor and Technology” (#IN1005035CT).

“With the growth in surveillance equipment shipments, movement toward higher resolutions, and higher attach rates for video analytics, the semiconductor revenue for the video surveillance segment will be stable but misleading,” says Michelle Abraham, the report’s principal analyst. “The decline of average selling prices for commodity components is hiding upsides in sensors, video and analytics processors, and security and encryption processors.”

The information collected by In-Stat covers several areas, including:

  • Growth in IP cameras surpasses analog cameras and drives higher growth rates in hybrid DVRs and NVRs.
  • Asia/Pacific will continue to lead shipments of surveillance camera units. However, camera revenue in Asia/Pacific will be lower than Americas and EMEA due to lower prices for both cameras and surveillance systems in the region.
  • Revenue for processors in IP cameras, including video encode/image processors and analytics processors will increase by 67 percent in 2014 over revenue generated by those products during 2010.
  • Additional uses of video equipment can be found in applications such as monitoring health conditions of patients in hospitals and at home, and in queue length management, toll booths, education campuses, public transportation, vehicular traffic monitoring, and law enforcement.

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