Although CCTV systems are relatively commonplace among British businesses, there will be further need for the high-tech security solutions in the future.
This is the main conclusion of the first CCTV & Video Surveillance Storage Solutions Survey by IFSEC Global. The report has been released and it shows a fast expanding need for surveillance storage within the security industry to meet wider demand for CCTV.
IFSEC Global carried out the research between June 3rd and July 30th this year, speaking to a wide range of IT and security professionals to ascertain some of the pressures around existing surveillance and storage issues.
Some of the key findings from the survey highlighted the need for many businesses to consider upgrading their security systems.
The rise of the DVR has contributed to 56 per cent of businesses looking to expand their security systems storage at some point over the next 12 months. According to the results, 77 per cent of businesses store all of their CCTV footage for at least seven days, but only nine per cent of firms said that improving data accessibility was a priority over the upcoming year.
It is the second major report into the UK's CCTV usage since the introduction of the government's new code of conduct for public surveillance. A study by the British Security Industry Association found that the vast majority of the UK's CCTV systems are owned by private businesses.
Back in July, the BSIA explained that CCTV is a highly effective crime fighting tool with 95 per cent of 2009's Scotland Yard Murder cases using CCTV footage as evidence, while 62 per cent of the public want to see more cameras in their local area.