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Expo 2020 to bring UAE CCTV market to record highs

Mega-projects like Expo 2020 Dubai are fueling the UAE’s CCTV and video surveillance market to top $194 billion by 2023, according to a recent report.

Expo pavilion
The UAE Expo pavilion design

The data comes ahead of the World Government Summit, which is expected to look into various best practices in using technology to enhance public safety.

At the event, the UAE is set to take centre stage, with local and federal safety regulations leading to tens of thousands of CCTV cameras blanketing the country, from grocery stores, to office parks and mega-projects.

As a result, the UAE’s video surveillance market is set to reach a record-high of USD 194 billion by 2023. according to a recent report by the firm 6WResearch.

However, most UAE organizations do not currently have the technology infrastructure to support CCTV projects, argues the UAE-based IT infrastructure and information management consultancy and solutions provider Condo Protego.

It is easy for organisations to underestimate the resources required to store and manage CCTV, by not thoroughly considering the cost of retaining this essentially huge volume of fast growing data, in a tamper-proof manner, Condo Protego added.

“While mega-projects like Expo 2020 Dubai integrate CCTV infrastructure throughout their physical sites, this is not the norm for the average building. Storefronts, malls, community centers, and office buildings grow and change, and new owners may prefer different CCTV systems,” said Andrew Calthorpe, CEO, Condo Protego.

Across the UAE, Condo Protego has seen strong success in deploying end-to-end Dell EMC solutions that enable effective CCTV usage, including purpose-built enterprise storage systems, servers, and work stations.

“UAE CIOs need quick time to value in deploying CCTV, in order to meet government compliance regulations and enhance crime prevention. Information management and storage systems ensure that organizations can securely keep the video surveillance data according to government regulations,” added Calthorpe.

The World Government Summit will take place in Dubai from 11-13 February.

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