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Market Trends: Surveillance Camera Vendors Have Opportunities to Expand Their Market

Published: 08 August 2014

ID: G00259475

Analyst(s): Masatsune Yamaji , Hiroyuki Shimizu


The surveillance (or security) camera market is growing because of the need to combat crime and terrorism and to cope with natural disasters. Additionally, as demand from emerging countries such as China increases, and new vendors enter the market, its dynamics are changing drastically.

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Market Trends

  • Technology Trend
    • Image Sensor Technology Progresses From CCD to CMOS
    • Surveillance Cameras Gain Higher Resolution and Quality for Dark Conditions
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Major Brand-Name Vendors Rely Heavily on ODMs
    • Opportunities Exist to Expand the Surveillance Camera Market
  • Regional Trend
    • Chinese Vendors Lead the Growth of the Surveillance Camera Market

Contrarian View

  • Always-On Camera Devices Could Slow Growth of Dedicated Surveillance Cameras

Vendors to Watch

  • Axis
  • Flir Systems
  • Hikvision
  • Samsung Techwin
  • Sony
  • Vivotek

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