One of the key factors driving the transition from analogue to network video surveillance in the trains and trams market is the increased availability of hybrid DVRs. Historically, hybrid DVRs have had little impact in the mobile video surveillance equipment market as the large analogue camera installed base limited the need for hybrid technology. However, a number of the larger manufacturers have released hybrid mobile DVRs in 2009 and 2010, facilitating the introduction of network cameras into the much larger trains and trams retrofit market.
According to report author, Oliver Philippou, “The train industry is predicted to adopt network video surveillance equipment at a much quicker rate than other transport markets covered in the report, such as police cars and transit buses. In fact, the network camera market in trains and trams is forecast to grow at over 20% over the next 5 years.”
Whilst IMS Research forecasts network camera revenues will exceed analogue camera revenues in the trains and trams market in 2015, in terms of unit shipments, analogue cameras will continue to outsell network cameras by almost four to one in 2015.