India to witness boost in video surveillance adaptation rate

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Owing to increasing demand for high-tech technologies in the video surveillance market, the country will witness a boost in the surveillance adaptation rate in years to come, a report said on Wednesday.

The report, launched here by the Smart Cities Council (SCC) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) along with US-based data storage company Western Digital, underlined the role of surveillance for a safe and secure India.

“With the growth of public infrastructure on a constant rise, accompanied with increasing IT and security spending, the surveillance sector is expected to witness a robust growth in India,” Khwaja Saifuddin, Senior Sales Director-South Asia, Middle East and Africa at Western Digital, said in a statement.

The report titled “Role of Surveillance in Securing Cities” provides an analysis on opportunities, challenges and the current scenario for video surveillance in India and provides recommendations for creating a safer and securer environment.

“The factors pertaining to video surveillance create a lot of data which needs to be stored for future analysis and monitoring. Therefore, it is imperative to set the video surveillance standards in place to ensure high quality and sustainability,” Saifuddin added.

The event also delivered a consensus on the government focusing on investing in the latest video surveillance technology with highest-resolution cameras, best quality analytical tools and highest capacity storage.

“With affirmative evidence that surveillance controls crime and given the Smart Cities Mission drive, city administrations need to focus on installing and upgrading defined specification of cameras, storage systems and allied technologies,” noted Pratap Padode, Executive Director and Founder of Smart Cities Council India.

–IANS

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