Effortless Surveillance Using WebRTC

Having security systems for domestic and commercial uses has never been easier. The Internet of Things has easily enabled it, accompanied by smaller hardware, smartphones, and mighty WebRTC technology. Let’s explore the latest trends, concerns, and predictions for the world of surveillance.

So, what is happening in surveillance? First up, no complicated network of camera lenses, tapes, and wiring is needed for security surveillance. IoT devices are providing powerful wireless solutions that can enable low-cost, secure, and flexible security systems. Real-time audio and video monitoring can be done through a browser from anywhere the internet are available. This secure streaming is enabled by the powerful WebRTC technology.

The surveillance industry has become a hi-tech sector with a plethora of business opportunities popping up. Be it personal use or commercial use, you can have surveillance solutions to precisely serve your vision. 

While we are on it, let’s talk about what the surveillance market size is.

The industry is valued at $36 billion currently. The video surveillance market is expected to expand as much as $63 billion by 2023. Breakthroughs in video streaming and camera technology continue to grow rapidly, with smaller components, 360° cameras, and low-cost manufacturing. The adoption of surveillance devices in public security, point-of-sale terminals, and home security continues to grow. 

What makes the surveillance market this huge? The use of it! WebRTC-based surveillance delivers affordable, secure video monitoring on hardware and software platforms. Users of your surveillance solution can control Wi-Fi security cameras through a mobile application with a range of controls, playback, and recording options. Convenience and security delivered simultaneously. Why wouldn’t the usage increase? 

Is there anything to be concerned about?

Not really!

Yes, there exist security concerns like unauthorized access with open source technologies such as WebRTC. However, all those cocnenrs are overblown with mandatory end-to-end encryption offered by WebRTC technology. Apps require user permission to access the camera or microphone without additional plugins.

If your application is powered by WebRTC, security isn’t an issue. Here in this one, we have discussed the security aspects of WebRTC. 

Lastly, where is surveillance headed?

For good, in our opinion. 

The adoption of WebRTC-based surveillance devices as users transition from CCTV and IP-based cameras to live video solutions will only increase. There are too many utilities for those systems and the more opportunities, the higher the commercialization. 

Some upcoming trend anticipation from 

  • Systems still using physical tapes and manual equipment will be replaced.
  • Automated systems offering motion detection, facial recognition, remote access, etc. will be adopted.
  • The surveillance business model will change. 
  • No equipment and software needing manual update will be required. Instead, through patches or downloads, surveillance devices are being offered through a security-as-a-service SaaS platform. 
  • Surveillance will move into the cloud, allowing real-time monitoring and enhanced scalability.
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