We just wrapped up the GDSF (Global Digital Surveillance Forum) three-conference series in China. Stopping in Beijing (July 4-5), Shanghai (July 12), and Guangzhou (August 7-8), the events were a great opportunity to meet with system integrators, industry consultants, and end users in order to better understand the Chinese security market.
So, what’s hot in the market right now?
The main ‘attraction’ across the country was video surveillance – a highly mature technology in this market. IP technology (e.g. IP cameras, IP video surveillance solutions) is still the dominant focus, particularly in the south, where roughly 40% of event sponsors and exhibitors made it a focal point of their presentations.
PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) technology is an up and coming area of interest. While still new to the Chinese market, it is better known in the north than in the south. At the NICE booth, our PSIM demo drew in interested conference-goers who were eager to learn more. What’s more, we were among just a few companies, Tyco included, to introduce this wide-ranging situation management solution. Other exhibitors focused mainly on the narrower field of Video Surveillance Management.
Without a doubt, the solutions and technologies presented at the GDSF conferences will play a role in bolstering various security projects throughout the country. This is especially the case within the transportation vertical, which is experiencing tremendous growth. For example, the government is currently focusing its efforts on developing a high-speed railway across China, and there are several airport projects underway as well. Here, video surveillance will certainly be on demand, and PSIM technology can also make an important contribution.