Foreign Companies’ Share: 35% of the Cumulative 2012-2022 $138 Billion Market
In 2011, the Chinese central government began the massive implementation of a national program requiring 650 Chinese cities to reform their public security and safety infrastructures with state-of-the-art technologies. According to the China Safe Cities Technologies and Markets 2013-2022 report, this program will result in a cumulative 2012-2022 $138 billion Chinese Safe City market – the largest national Safe City market in the world.
Foreign-based companies (e.g., Cisco, IBM, GE Security Asia, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics, Bosch Security, Honeywell, Siemens, Toshiba, AGT) will continue to dominate the Safe Cities premium/high-end product markets while the low and mid-end products will be supplied by Chinese vendors. The foreign-based companies’ market share is estimated at more than 35%, representing cumulative revenues of $46 billion for the China Safe City Market by forecasted period.
A major driver of the market is that China is pushing ahead with its massive multi-trillion dollar plan to transfer 250 million rural residents (roughly the total urban population of the U.S.) into newly-constructed cities. The goal of this plan is to decisively solve the rural-urban income gap by creating a prospering urban middle class of over 700 million people. This urbanization will supply a low cost workforce and create a growing consumer demand for goods and services. Thus, this program is viewed as the key to maintaining the nation’s continued economic development. This massive relocation is generating harsh opposition requiring the Chinese government to go to extreme ends to maintain control of the process. The government is committed to spending tens of billions on high-end technologies to ensure the safety and security of their cities.
As the Great Wall of China was built to defend the country from its external enemies, the Safe Cities program is being built to defend China from internal threats (e.g., crime, terror, manmade and natural disasters). Accordingly, hundreds of Chinese cities are rushing to construct their safe city platforms by fusing internet, video surveillance cameras, cell phones, GPS location data and biometric technologies into central ICT meta-systems.
The following are a few examples of Chinese Safe City projects:
- Sichuan Province is spending $4.2 billion on its safe city project including a network of 500,000 surveillance cameras.
- The Guangdong Province “Safe City Corridor” project will be based on a 1,000,000 cameras surveillance system at an estimated cost of over $6 billion.
- The Beijing municipal government is seeking to place cameras in all entertainment venues, adding 400,000 surveillance cameras to the bundle of 300,000 cameras that were installed for the 2008 Olympics.
- Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, where almost 200 people died in the July 2009 riots, finished the installation of 40,000 surveillance cameras as part of an ongoing safe city project.
- The Safe City project of Guangzhou, one of the main export and manufacturing hubs, will include 270,000 surveillance cameras
The China Safe City Technologies & Market 2013-2022 report, segmented into dozens of sub-markets, offers for each submarket 2011-2013 data, analysis & foreign-based vendors market share and 2014-2022 forecasts, analysis & foreign-based vendors market share. In 574 pages, 43 tables and 103 figures, the report analyzes and projects the market and technologies from several perspectives, including:
- Market forecast by submarket, including tracking technologies, video surveillance, C2/C4ISR , physical identity & access management, managed security services, physical security information management, location-based emergency notification, consulting & planning, cyber security, public safety communications, system integration.
- Current and pipeline technologies, including: Physical Security Information Management (PSIM), Public-safety answering point (PSAP), Sensor Network ICT Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Software as a Service (SaaS), Emergency Response use of Social Media, Geographic Information System (GIS), Location Based Emergency Mass Notification Systems (EMNS), Cell Broadcast, Cell Information Technology, Managed Security Services (MSS), Sensor and Data Fusion Algorithms, Safe City Communication and Infrastructure, Video Surveillance Technologies, Intelligent Video Surveillance (IVS) Technologies (Cloud Platforms, Behavioral Analyses, Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS), Real Time Automatic Alerts Software, Image Segmentation Software, Item Tracking Intelligent CCTV Surveillance Software, Object Sorting and ID, Item Identification and Recognition, IVS Based Face Recognition, License Plate Recognition (LPR), Sorting Actions and Behaviors, Crowd Surveillance, Multi-camera Intelligent CCTV Surveillance Systems, Video Content Analysis, Behavioral Profiling, Tag and Track, Kalman Filtering Techniques, Region Segmentation), Partially Observable Markov Decision Process, ‘Splitting’ items Algorithms, Dimension Based Items Classifiers, Shape Based Item Classifiers, Event Detection Methods, Vision-based Human Action Recognition, 3D Derived Egomotion, Path Reconstruction Software, Video Cameras Spatial Gap Mitigation Software, Networked Cameras Tag and Track Software, Smart Cameras, Physical Identity and Access Management (PIAM), Flood Prediction Software, Gunshot Identification and Location Systems.
- Business opportunities
- Competitive analysis
- 79 major vendors (their profiles, products, Safe City activities and contact info)
- Market analysis (e.g., market dynamics, market drivers and inhibitors, SWOT analysis)