An improving economy has resulted in additional spending on new and existing security initiatives in 2015, a solid year for the security industry. In addition, industry consolidation continued with the announcement of a few important mergers and acquisitions, which is further evidence of a vibrant and exciting time for our industry.
As we move into 2016, we expect to see increased momentum for megapixel and 4K security products.
The benefits of 4K are being realised by end users in outdoor city surveillance and transportation markets such as airports, railways, and stadiums, where large coverage is essential for situational awareness, but at the same time critical detail can be shown when required. This represents a significant opportunity for manufacturers – and security resellers and integrators – who can help end users maximise the potential of 4K.
More video analytics applications in 2016
Video analytics are also experiencing a renaissance, and we expect to see more applications of analytics in 2016. The visibility, usability and accuracy of analytics have all improved, due to better software algorithms and higher-resolution video. The quality of the entire imaging chain is allowing analytics engines to perform better, particularly under extreme lighting conditions.
From Sony, the security industry can expect to see a continued focus on 4K imaging, as we are continually looking to improve high-resolution video quality. Our technologies that have helped solved the difficulties associated with light sensitivity and bandwidth consumption will continue to evolve so that our 4K cameras remain the highest quality products in the industry.
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