Seagate’s Global Customer Insights team surveyed nearly 1100 system integrators and enterprise IT executives across a wide range of industries in November 2014 to find out how organizations throughout the world are thinking about and using video surveillance footage to improve operations, security and other aspects of their business.
Respondents from organizations in the manufacturing, banking and financial services, technology, transportation, and retail industries in the US, UK, India, China and Brazil agree that the use of video surveillance and the strategic importance of video analytics to businesses worldwide is growing significantly—and quickly.
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Use of video surveillance in business is growing, creating new challenges related to managing surveillance systems and storing the rapidly increasing volume of raw video footage.
Most organizations use more than 200 cameras that are running nonstop around the clock—with no end in sight. The number of cameras and the value of video analytics are only expected to grow.
Business expansion—mainly to enhance safety and security—triggers most investment in video surveillance, and larger capacity storage media is a central need for these system upgrades.