July 6, 2016

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The Video Surveillance Report 2021

The Power of 360-Degree Video in Surveillance Solutions

“It’s basically the power to see everything,” explained Chris Williams, managing director of Wavestore, during an IFSEC debate on 360-degree video surveillance.

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Allesandro Gasparini, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Montreal-based ImmerVision, explained that this sort of camera dates back much further than most people realise – right back to an 1843 swing lens camera by Puchberger.

“By the 1990s we had digital cameras with rotating or swinging mechanisms,” he said.

The modern pan-tilt-zoom incarnation is being deployed in a growing number of applications. “By 2020 the industry will sell five million 360-degree units per year.

“Markets include banks, airports, casinos and prisons. Possibilities in the consumer market are also opening up.

“Three-hundred and sixty degrees tells a story.”

Chris Williams added: “You get situational awareness. When pan, tilt and zoom cameras are on patrol, you miss a lot.

“These cameras are much better than the traditional, as they remove blank spots and you can map someone or see interrelations between individuals – for example a team of shoplifters.

“Three-hundred and sixty degree cameras are there to complement other cameras, not replace them. And with wide area coverage from one camera, they save money.”

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Discover the latest developments in the rapidly-evolving video surveillance sector, directly from the people at its heart. We surveyed over 400 professionals working in the field to bring you the 2021 Video Surveillance Report. Responses come from installers and integrators to consultants and heads of security, as we explore the latest trends in the sector including video analytics; the use of surveillance outside of security operations; cloud-based storage solutions; integration; the impact of COVID-19; the market outlook and more!

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