Mega-projects like Expo 2020 Dubai are fueling the UAE’s CCTV and video surveillance market to top $194bn by 2023, industry experts announced today ahead of the World Government Summit that will be held in Dubai from February 11-13. The UAE is set to take center stage at the summit, 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 $194bn by 2023, according to a report by 6WResearch.
However, UAE-based IT consultants Condo Protego argues that most UAE organisations do not currently have the technology infrastructure to support CCTV projects. “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 workstations.