Eagle Eye Networks Unveils Report on Cloud CCTV Cameras


AUSTIN, Texas—Eagle Eye Networks, a global leader in cloud video surveillance and artificial intelligence (AI), released its second annual Cloud Video Surveillance Camera Worldwide Statistics report, providing usage data and insights and security camera trends globally and regionally.

The report analyzes aggregated data from a sample of 200,000 cameras, including more than 150 camera manufacturers. The report covers a wide range of industries, including corporate, retail, food service, warehouse, industrial, education, healthcare, hospitality, and multi-family housing.

“Organizations moving to cloud-based video surveillance make key deployment decisions based on several factors,” said Dean Drako, Founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “We’re sharing the most common configurations and implementation trends with the goal of helping anyone transitioning to cloud security camera systems make better decisions.”

He added: “In addition to an organization deciding the number and location of its security cameras, it must make choices based on several other factors. One of the goals of this report is to provide context for organizations making these decisions, identifying the most common configurations and trends over time.

Key data includes:

  • Increased adoption of higher resolution cameras, audio-enabled cameras, and regional differences in usage across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC
  • Relative level of use of the four most common video analysis tools
  • Flexibility of true cloud systems to support hundreds of camera types and manufacturers worldwide
  • Growth in the number of camera manufacturers
  • Preferred video recording location and recording retention time
  • Use of cloud video surveillance by regulated industries

The best camera manufacturers

Once again, the report identified the top 10 camera manufacturers, which Eagle Eye says account for 87% of installed third-party cameras, up from 90% last year. The top 10 list for 2021:

  1. Avigilon
  2. Axis
  3. Dahua
  4. Hanwa
  5. Hikvision
  6. IT IS
  7. Mobitix
  8. Speco
  9. Tyco
  10. Vivotek

Video recording location

The report revealed that 60% of cameras are used for cloud video recording only, while 40% combine a mix of cloud and on-premises recording.

“There has been an increase in the number of large enterprises moving to cloud video surveillance in 2021,” the report notes. “The higher number of security cameras in each building for large enterprises requires more onsite storage due to bandwidth limitations.”

This change resulted in a slight increase in the percentage of deployment of mixed cloud and on-premises video recording from 37% in last year’s report, Eagle Eye said, noting, “When we dig deeper into this finding , we see the percentage of cameras with combined cloud and on-premises recording (vs. cloud recording only) increased from 2016 to 2019 and remained fairly stable over the past three years.

Storage of recordings in the cloud or on premise

The average retention of cloud records in 2021 is 29 days, which is only slightly higher than cloud retention of 28.2 in last year’s report, with the most common retention in the cloud 30 days.

The average retention of on-site recordings is stable this year at 33 days. The dominant retention choice remains 30-60 days, with 78% choosing this option. (In the 2021 report, it was 72%.)

Digital camera resolution

Eagle Eye noted that there has been a threefold increase in high-resolution digital security cameras over the past five years, in part due to increased affordability, adding, “As resolution increases, the ability to put implement some artificial intelligence (AI) solutions as well. increase.”


This year, cross-analysis caught up with the intrusion for a two-way tie for the most deployed analytics, followed closely by count analytics, according to the report. Roaming remained the least used app, with a rollout of one-third or less of the others.

“The most recent artificial intelligence-based analytics available in the market, including license plate recognition and traffic monitoring, are still in the early stages of adoption and not yet at a level significant,” the report noted.

Click on here for the full report and a more in-depth look at the results.


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