IMS Research reported that the transition from analog video surveillance equipment to network video surveillance equipment is forecast to drive growth of over 7 percent for the mobile video surveillance equipment market in trains and trams, over the next five years. This is just one of the findings from IMS Research’s latest report on the mobile video surveillance equipment market.

One of the key factors driving the transition from analog to network video surveillance in the trains and trams market is the increased availability of hybrid DVRs. Historically, hybrid DVRs have had little impact in the mobile video surveillance equipment market as the large analog camera installed base limited the need for hybrid technology. However, a number of the larger manufacturers have released hybrid mobile DVRs in 2009 and 2010, facilitating the introduction of network cameras into the much larger trains and trams retrofit market.

According to report author, Oliver Philippou, “The train industry is predicted to adopt network video surveillance equipment at a much quicker rate than other transport markets covered in the report, such as police cars and transit buses. In fact, the network camera market in trains and trams is forecast to grow at over 20 percent over the next 5 years.”      

Whilst IMS Research forecasts network camera revenues will exceed analog camera revenues in the trains and trams market in 2015, in terms of unit shipments, analog cameras will continue to outsell network cameras by almost four to one in 2015.