The video surveillance market is one of the fastest growing sectors in IT. However, the challenging economic situation is making companies make adjustments as demand for video surveillance solutions has begun to decline against a backdrop of harsh economic conditions. This means that video surveillance as a service delivered from the cloud holds a lot of promise as companies buying such solutions don't have to invest in expensive equipment to store and process large video files. On the other hand, large companies still need reliable on-site CCTV systems that can ensure a high level of fault tolerance.

In Russia it's the Safe City programs that are being deployed across multiple regions have become the driver behind the growth in the video surveillance market. One current trend in their development is the creation of an open platform that can ensure the right footage gets delivered to the screens of the right stakeholders. Video data analytics systems are also developing at lightning speed: these can replace a whole army of human operators watching CCTV footage on monitors.