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IMS Research predicts High Definition is soon to take over megapixel security camera sales

Published on 28 January, 2011
IMS Research forecasts that by 2015, over 60% of network security cameras shipped will be HD and megapixel resolution 
 There has been a demand for HD in the video surveillance market due to its increased capabilities 

Last year may have been HD ready, but how fast did the network video surveillance market move towards higher resolution cameras? It certainly saw significant growth in the number of HD and megapixel network security cameras shipped; however, standard definition network camera shipments still outsold their higher resolution counterparts at a factor of four to one.

In IMS Research's "World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment 2010 Edition" report, HD and megapixel cameras are forecast to represent nearly 30% of network security camera shipments in 2011. Going forward, IMS Research forecasts an increasing proportion of high resolution security cameras will be HD rather than megapixel types.

The requirement for high resolution cameras is increasing and HD has emerged as the resolution sweet sort. HD offers increased resolution but not to the extreme level where the cost of storage and bandwidth becomes unmanageable.

Furthermore, the preference for HD in the consumer electronics space has driven the demand for HD in the video surveillance market. At what point will the tipping point occur when a larger number of HD network security cameras are sold than standard definition network cameras? IMS Research forecasts that by 2015, over 60% of network security cameras shipped will be HD and megapixel resolution.

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