Eagle Eye Networks Predicts 2021 Video Surveillance Trends

The company predicts more sophisticated AI and analytics and a call for open systems that can easily integrate with other technologies.

Eagle Eye Networks, a provider of cloud-based video surveillance solutions, released its predictions on how events of 2020, technological advances, and the adoption of cloud and artificial intelligence for video surveillance will make 2021 a transformational year for the industry.

Among these trends are the growing demand for cloud, more powerful and sophisticated AI and analytics, and a greater call for open systems that can easily integrate with other technologies, according to the report.

“A number of factors are driving the video surveillance trends in 2021. Innovation from companies like Eagle Eye Networks and our partners is leading and meeting the demands of customers for their video surveillance systems to provide business insights in addition to security,” said Hans Kahler, Vice President of Operations at Eagle Eye Networks. “Combine the promise of AI and cloud video surveillance with the volatility, instability, and remote work environment of 2020 and we have an environment where people are looking for their video surveillance and security systems to deliver more business value than ever before.”

Here are more details on Eagle Eye Network’s video surveillance and security trend predictions for 2021:

  • Customers are asking for cloud: The shift to the benefits of cloud in the video surveillance space are powerful and undeniable, says the company, including major cost savings, heightened data security, remote access and maintenance, flexible storage and retention, scalability, increased stability, and disaster recovery.
  • Analytics and AI turn security systems into business solutions: Video surveillance systems are valuable tools not only for security but for business intelligence (BI). While AI has been talked about for several years, its deployment has lagged. This year, Eagle Eye Networks predicts AI will move from the lab to practical adoption.
  • Compliance requirements are constantly evolving: As video surveillance becomes a more widely adopted tool across industries and more are using video for compliance purposes, regulating its use is becoming more prevalent, the company says.
  • IT departments are more engaged and owning video surveillance: IT leaders have not only gotten involved in the video management system, they’re actually owning it, says Eagle Eye Networks. As part of their IT strategy, corporations are leveraging video for business process improvement while reducing unnecessary operational overhead.
  • Demand for open, integrated systems: An open and connected ecosystem allows businesses and developers to integrate any number of applications on a single video management system (VMS) platform. The platform handles all the heavy lifting of interfacing with the cameras, recording video, securely transmitting and storing video to the cloud, and making video available for use in the integrated applications. Eagle Eye Networks predicts the days of vendors “locking” users into their cameras or touting “hybrid” systems will not be accepted.

To download Eagle Eye Network’s full 2021 Trends in Video Surveillance report, visit een.com/2021-trends.

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