ASIS 2011, have you seen anything interesting at the show?

Whilst there were new products at the show (Avigilon showing off a single sensor 29 megapixel camera) and announcements made throughout the week (Tyco International splitting in to three separate entities and Avigilon (again) announcing that it had filed for a preliminary IPO), there was a definite lack of innovative show-stealing products.

By Gary Wong, Senior Analyst, Video Surveillance and VCA, IMS Research September 26, 2011

The short answer is not really.

Whilst there were new products at the show (Avigilon showing off a single sensor 29 megapixel camera) and announcements made throughout the week (Tyco International splitting in to three separate entities and Avigilon (again) announcing that it had filed for a preliminary IPO), there was a definite lack of innovative show-stealing products.

The transition from analogue to IP, the initial introduction of VCA and the advent of HD and megapixel products were seismic events in the security industry, but of these trends are now well established. In recent tradeshows (not just ASIS), there has not been a new product category or trend shaking up the status quo in CCTV industry. This year, it seems, has been year of incremental innovation and reinforcing old ideas.

So what did we see/hear at the show that was “interesting” from our week at ASIS 2011?

  • New non-HD resolution network cameras are still being launched – considering the strong trend towards HD resolution network cameras, it was surprising to see Sony announcing non-HD resolution cameras.
  • “Video Intelligence” – It appears that amongst some companies there has been a shift in focus from video analytics for security to video analytics for business and commerce.
  • The number of PSIM (and PSIM-like) products at tradeshows grow rapidly
  • (Video, Access, etc.)SaaS and the concept of the cloud continues to gain mindshare and marketing dollars – A large number of security vendors were advertising cloud storage/SaaS solutions at the show, with many based on the AVHS/iomega platform.

IMS Research analysts will be touching on some of these points in greater detail in forthcoming blog posts.