The video analytics market is expected to grow by 21 percent year-over-year in 2011. This surge in demand will drop to a more sustainable growth of 13.9 percent in 2012 and will stabilize at near 11 percent year-over-year growth at the end of 2016, driven by the emergence of innovative use cases such as business intelligence (BI) tools and the maturing of product offerings.
“Video analytics, used as a BI tool, is currently experiencing a growing demand,” says George Kraev, senior analyst, security and ID. “That growth will continue for the next couple of years, with a slight drop off at the end of 2013 due to the cyclical nature of the demand. 2014 will see a reinvigorated demand for BI video analytics solutions, with the BI type reaching a 38.4 percent market penetration by 2016. The BI video analytics market is projected to grow a little over 2.5 times from 2011 to 2016.”
South America will more than double its global video analytics market share, reaching 12 percent by 2015. Meanwhile, North America and EMEA will lose some of their global dominance due to the high demand for video analytics in other regions. The market dynamics will be driven by multinational corporations and the adoption of high-end systems by affluent customers in the BRIC region.
While the industry is seeing a general shift toward edge devices, there are still limitations to digital signal processing power and the ability to run complex detection algorithms. The transition to edge-based analytics will be slow for the next three or four years with Intel-based systems maintaining their market share lead.
Despite the hopes that a lot of analysts pin on cloud-based surveillance, at present there are too many unresolved issues for any sizeable growth expansion.
ABI Research's study, “Intelligent Video Analytics,” explores and analyzes the market for surveillance-related video analytics solutions. Trends in the demand for such solutions are analyzed and forecast for the market, while dynamics from 2011 to 2016 are presented along with a discussion of routes to market.