Video technology deployment and uses in the UAE and globally

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Europe and UAE will see a surge in the deployment of advanced video technologies according to new research conducted by the global market intelligence firm IDC.  Technology developments in AI, image processing, cloud computing, and sensors are rapidly expanding organizations’ application of video and sensor technology and the business outcomes […]

Europe and UAE will see a surge in the deployment of advanced video technologies according to new research conducted by the global market intelligence firm IDC. 

Technology developments in AI, image processing, cloud computing, and sensors are rapidly expanding organizations’ application of video and sensor technology and the business outcomes they deliver.

According to the report, the majority (84%) of European and UAE organizations plan to deploy advanced video technologies, such as video analytics and sensor information over the next 24 months. Regionally and in the UAE in particular, 63% of organizations are also planning to roll out the same technology.

The report also indicates that 26% of organizations in Europe also plan to establish a video technology platform centrally, which would be connected to other existing technologies compared to 50% in the UAE.

Organizations around the globe are expected to spend $2 billion in 2021 in Video Surveillance Analytics. The UAE is largely expected to focus on a number of critical areas including, Access Control Use, Environment Monitoring, On-site Security, Remote Asset Monitoring, and Line Inspection.

Over the next 24 months, the UAE also plans to develop Crime Detection, Prevention, Traffic Analysis, and Predictive Maintenance.

For more insights on the IDC survey, visit this page.

Video uses in cities

Sandesh Kaup, Country Manager, of Milestone Systems, India said video security has witnessed a rise in adoption, fueled by increased economic activities. According to 6Wresearch, the video surveillance market in India is projected to grow at an annual rate of 16.6% up to 2026.

“We see a growing importance of video technologies across sectors like hospitality, smart cities, healthcare, and education with social distancing becoming the norm rather than a government-mandated rule,” Kaup said.

Speaking about how AI, IoT, analytics, and other technologies are going to be integrated with video, Kaup said video technology has moved beyond the realm of just being confined to the security industry to add value across enterprises and public sectors.

“Using Artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics to augment CCTVs, crowd detection and people counting technologies can help maintain safe social distancing requirements. Live and recorded video can be analyzed in greater volumes, with less human intervention to derive behavior analysis and proactive insights,” he said.

Video technology combined with IoT and 5G helps gather critical data and insights to provide smart insights for better traffic management, reducing waterlogging, and managing crowds during festivals.

As for industry 4.0, Kaup said manufacturers are turning to video technologies with IP cameras and enhanced storage and analytical capabilities to optimize their business operations.

“These integrations provide cameras with cutting edge technologies such as night vision, infrared heat detection, and 360-degree view. They are capable of monitoring activities otherwise invisible to the naked eye.”

Another instance of innovation aiding the industrial revolution is the growing use of facial recognition in payment services. This is considered to be less intrusive than making payments using a mobile device, given that with the latter your geolocation is constantly tracked, thanks to GPS.

Law and order

Today, video-AI solutions can run scans to match the faces of a suspected person with a criminal database and when defined by emotion-based parameters, they can identify if a person is agitated, happy, sad or relaxed.

Vehicle type, color, registration number, speed, and direction can be analyzed by a smart CCTV solution. The data qualified by such video-AI systems can be used by law-and-order agencies to run predictive analytics and identify crime patterns.   

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