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With an estimated 4m security cameras, the UK has the world's most mature video security market, whereas the use of CCTV in places such as Western Europe and the Nordics is a relatively new phenomenon.
Consequently, the market penetration of IP cameras in the various regions show very different figures.
Estimates are that in the UK the number of IP cameras as a percentage of the total camera installation base is still less than 15% and between 20% to 25% in the US, whilst ratios of over 50% are quoted for the Northern and Western parts of Europe.
These figures speak for themselves, IP video still has a long way to go.