Hundreds of millions of surveillance cameras will sweep the world by 2021, and China ranks first in this area, with governments and companies investing more in security networks, doubling the numbers related to this activity and developing image quality that has allowed better recognition of faces.
The authors, Lisa Lynn and Newly Bornell, said in a report published in the American "Wall Street Journal" that the fast-growing and densely populated countries - like India, Brazil and Indonesia - would help drive the growth of this sector.
According to analyst at ICC Market, Oliver Filippo, the number of surveillance cameras in the United States will increase to 85 million by 2021, as schools, malls, and US offices seek to tighten security in the workplace.
Filippo cautioned that large-scale government programs to monitor the general public would be the biggest driver of growth in China, and said, "The issue relates to public safety, so the focus on crime and terrorism has increased in recent years."
The authors note that the global security camera industry has become active through significant progress in image quality and artificial intelligence, and that these programs allow faces recognition and video analysis better and faster, which governments can use to do everything from managing traffic to forecasting. With crimes.
The authors stated that China is the world leader in introducing this type of technology, and it is home to the largest camera makers in the world, as cameras are concentrated in the corners of streets and along busy roads and residential neighborhoods.
Other countries are increasingly adopting similar technologies, which has sparked a debate about the implications of the increasing number of surveillance cameras and systems. Cities in the United States - such as San Francisco and Oakland in California - have passed laws prohibiting government agencies from using facial recognition technology.
And unlike in China, US city surveillance accounts for only a small portion of the demand for security cameras with only 3% of the total network of cameras in 2018. The United States competes with China for the spread of surveillance cameras by one camera for every 4.6 people, while In China, you get one camera for every 4.1.
"Coverage of the surveillance market has focused heavily on the massive spread of cameras and artificial intelligence technology in China, and the discussion in the future about mass surveillance is likely to cause the United States as much concern," said analyst at ICC Market, Filippo. China".
Filippo said developing countries - including India, Brazil and Indonesia - would overtake markets like the United Kingdom and Japan, as the world's largest markets for security cameras.
The two authors stated that the police forces in Singapore have installed at least 80,000 cameras in major public areas, and that they plan to install more, as the country's Minister of Home Affairs Kay said. Shanmugam in April stated that many of them were called smart cameras, and that they were able to conduct video analyzes to help the authorities early detection of criminal and terrorist threats.