China Sourcing Report: CCTV & Surveillance Products

30 May 2011 • by Natalie Aster

High-definition configurations continue to drive growth in China’s CCTV and surveillance products industry as rapid adoption of digital and networked security systems is experienced worldwide. Companies are now increasing investment in R&D concentrated on long-range surveillance and improved optical performance in the case of CCTV cameras, and enhanced software functionality for DVRs. High manufacturing outlay due to the yuan appreciation and rising raw material and labor costs is prompting tier 1 suppliers to adopt technological innovations, broadening profit margins in the long run. Others are resorting to the production of economy models that are priced much lower than their standard counterparts and carry fewer features. Export quotes are forecast to increase by at least 5 percent.

The report “China Sourcing Report: CCTV & Surveillance Products” by Global Sources focuses on the main CCTV and surveillance products exported from China – surveillance cameras, DVRs and CCTV systems, CCTV monitors and CCTV accessories. To reflect the industry structure, the majority of suppliers featured in the report are local, privately owned enterprises. The majority of companies are based in Guangdong province. The hub accounts for nearly 80 percent of mainland China’s export sales, and is currently the center of R&D in the line.

Report Details:

China Sourcing Report: CCTV & Surveillance Products
Published: March 2011
Pages: 69
Price: US$ 450.00

Key findings:

  1. HD, IP, infrared, wide dynamic range and PTZ represent the major trends in the CCTV camera line. R&D is influenced by the adoption of new hardware solutions, chipsets and sensors. CCD sensors are still mainstream, although CMOS is gaining ground. IP platforms are likewise becoming popular.
  2. Compression solutions, image quality and multichannel input are the key product development initiatives in the DVR segment. Hybrid models are on the rise as well, boasting valueadded functions such an GPS navigation and GSM/GPRS wireless transmission.
  3. Expanded functionality is an upcoming trend in the CCTV monitor line, with some companies releasing models featuring built-in multiplexers or DVRs. Touchscreen control is also added for a more interactive and intuitive user interface.
  4. Cameras and accessories are the primary categories in China’s CCTV and surveillance products industry. Models account for 71 percent of total yield in the line. DVRs form the second-biggest segment at 23 percent.
  5. Surveyed manufacturers have optimistic export projections, with roughly two-thirds of respondents expecting overseas business to grow by more than 20 percent in coming months. The EU and North America will continue to be the major destinations abroad, although companies are eyeing South America and North Africa.

More information can be found in the report “China Sourcing Report: CCTV & Surveillance Products” by Global Sources.

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