Picture this – there is one surveillance camera for every 10 people in the U.S. – that’s close to 30 million cameras, and growing. As Feds experience a swelling flood of video data, the question looms: How can they manage, analyze, and secure it – unlocking insights to protect our nation?
To help out, we teamed up with MeriTalk’s Bill Glanz to explore the impact of the video data deluge in EMC’s newest video blog, “Focal Point: Video Data Explosion.”
What better way to explore the video surveillance landscape than through a video blog?
The Big Picture
The video surveillance market is expected to grow to $26B in 2018, according to market research by IHS Technologies, and who watches move TV than Uncle Sam? One thing is increasingly clear – video data is invaluable to agencies. According to MeriTalk’s new study, “The Video Vortex,” a resounding 99% of Feds say video is key to preventing crime, theft, and terrorism over the next five years – which shows just how crucial it is that Feds glean as much insight as possible from their video data.
Now here’s the scary part – despite its importance to national security, 54% of Federal video surveillance data currently goes unanalyzed. Imagine the possibilities if Feds analyzed it all – facial recognition, anomaly detection, traffic monitoring, and the list goes on…
What’s Blocking Their View?
MeriTalk asked the Feds, and they point to IT infrastructure as a key barrier to full data analysis. Right now, 91% say they need increased storage, 89% say increased computing power, and 84% say increased personnel – all important items on the Federal shopping list.
Another key component to the video data solution? Collaboration. 79% of Feds believe increased collaboration between physical security and IT will lead to greater video analysis – meaning more data insights. But, there’s another barrier. 76% of physical security managers currently see video surveillance programs as a collaboration – but few IT managers agree (just 33%). To move forward, everyone needs to be on the same page.
Light at the End of the Tunnel
These statistics provide great insight, but what’s a Fed to do when their agency can’t handle current video volumes, much less the data deluge that’s expected to come down the pike?
Don’t let your data headache turn into a migraine. Join us on June 11 at 1:30 p.m. ET for a complimentary webinar to take a deeper dive into “The Video Vortex” findings. You’ll get direct insight from Feds and walk away with new ideas on how to approach the video data influx. Then checkout EMC’s video surveillance core and edge solutions including the Isilon Scale-Out Data Lake and the EMC VNX-VSS100 for simple, efficient, and flexible options.