Eye spy with my little network
Closed circuit television surveillance is big business. In 2001, there were about a million CCTV cameras in use in the UK: today, that figure is more than 4m. It may grow even faster now that the industry is waking up to the benefits of using digital recording with internet protocol (IP) cameras, instead of traditional analogue cameras and tape storage.
In Europe, IP cameras are expected to account for about 20% of a surveillance market forecast to be worth £300m in annual sales by 2008, up from less than 5% today, according to IMS Research.
By Ken Young at Guardian Unlimited.
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