Surveillance represents the monitoring of behavior, many activities, or information for the purpose of information-gathering, influencing, managing or directing, according to a Dublin firm, Research and Markets.
“With the ease of implementation and low cost operation, we see 5G surveillance as the highest return-on-investment (ROI) solution for fixed wireless implementations,” a statement from the firm reads. “This is especially the case for private enterprise networks and government operations.”
Other than enterprise and industrial use of fixed wireless access for general bandwidth needs, video is the obvious application for a variety of purposes, including government use, the firm said. It said that 5G wireless communications would replace or augment fixed network video. According to Research and Markets, it will allow anytime, anywhere surveillance by way of the ease of camera placement. As long as there is line of sight with a 5G antenna, there will be a good signal for high bandwidth and low latency, the firm said.
Research and Markets said it anticipates that smart cities will increasingly become highly surveilled cities. By way of example, it said, there are so many CCTV cameras in the United Kingdom that the average Londoner is caught on camera 420 times per day. It is estimated that there is 1 CCTV camera for every 11.5 people in London, meaning that there are over 750,000 cameras in this dense urban environment, the firm said.
“Traditional surveillance solutions are typically overseen by humans and are prone to error. 5G allows for new solutions, including those that are completely automated and can actively blur individual details of those being recorded, while also monitoring their activity for crime or suspicious activity,” the company said. “This is possible due to the processing and analysis of these video feeds being done locally through 5G edge clouds. Therefore, the software’s decision making can be done with no human involvement.”
Accordingly, Research and Markets said, edge computing will be an important component for some 5G surveillance market solutions. In addition, the combination of 5G, IoT and edge computing will be transformational for both communication service providers and their customers, most notably business clients in enterprise, industrial and government segments, the firm said.
Research and Markets offers additional detail in its report, “Global 5G Surveillance Market by Service Provider and Application Type in Consumer, Enterprise, and Industrial Verticals 2022-2027.” The report evaluates the 5G video surveillance market including vendor strategies, solutions and applications. It assesses video service delivered by provider type and application type with forecasts for consumer, enterprise and industrial verticals. It also analyzes the key technical aspects of 5G video, including next-generation radio based on millimeter-wave spectrum.