The latest market research report from MSI Marketing Research for Industry offers a picture of developments in the UK digital CCTV recorder market.
The latest market research report from ,<b>MSI Marketing Research for Industry </b>offers a picture of developments in the UK digital CCTV recorder market. The report, to be published in October, analyses the growth of the <i><b>UK market for Digital CCTV Recorders </b></i>between 1997 and 2001, with forecasts to 2006, provides you with an in-depth, unbiased view of this rapidly growing market. The report includes: market Size and Trends, 1997 – 2001; market segmentation; factors affecting demand; market forecasts, 2002 – 2006; critical success factors; industry structure; and profiles of 16 of the leading manufacturers. MSI believe that much of the demand for digital CCTV recorders is from end users seeking a replacement for their existing analogue recorders. The ease with which digital recorders can be incorporated into existing CCTV systems is an important factor in the sector’s growth. According to trade sources, MSI believe that technological developments will continue to exert considerable influence over demand for digital CCTV recorders. Indeed, as the capacity of hard disk drives increases, compression techniques improve and recording a month’s events using high frame rates becomes possible, the use of "cascaded" video cassette recorders and a multitude of worn analogue tapes will be viewed by many as inefficient and archaic. However, MSI caution that problems concerning the use of recorded digital CCTV images as evidence in legal proceedings still remain and may serve to constrain demand in the short term. In particular, manufacturers will need to assure end users that recorded images cannot be altered without the alteration being detected. End users may need to be specially trained to ensure that they can present a clear "audit trail" showing exactly how the originally recorded image was transferred to disc, CD-ROM or DVD and presented to the court. MSI believe that whilst the wide range of compression techniques available is good for the industry in that it encourages rapid product development, it presents a problem when images are to be viewed on other machines in courts. MSI believe that this can be overcome by copying the images onto discs, CD-ROMs or DVDs along with a copy of the relevant compression software and then viewing the images on a conventional PC.
Professional Security Magazine will be reviewing this report further in its November edition.
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