Visual surveillance systems and services
A visual surveillance system is a telecommunication system which is used to remotely capture and present multimedia to the end user via networks with ensured quality, security and reliability.
In the past decade, there has been significant development in security industry worldwide, and visual surveillance applications are becoming more and more popular in both developed and developing countries. According to a recent research report, the global visual surveillance market is expected to grow from 36.89 billion US dollars to 68.34 billion US dollars from 2018 to 2022, with a compound annual growth rate of 13.1%. The potential market is huge.
There is a growing need of interworking between visual surveillance systems for communications. For visual surveillance, cloud computing, cloud storage, edge computing, edge storage, AI, big data, and intelligent analysis are needed in addition to video acquisition, coding, transmission, distribution and storage. Visual surveillance is no longer a traditional independent service, but a whole ecosystem, highly connected to smart city and safe city construction. Standards should be used to support the development of the industry, and meet the need of rapid development. In addition, new information technologies continue to emerge, and the visual surveillance platform should be open to and capable of continuous evolution. The scope of the visual surveillance standards should be expanded to align with the market and to promote the development.
A range of standardization-related and industry initiatives have commenced across the globe examining different aspects of visual surveillance. There are various activities, including international exhibitions, and exploratory workshops. Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) was established in May 2008, aiming at providing and promoting standardized interfaces for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security products. At present, ONVIF has released two versions of core specifications, two data format specifications, six profiles and 22 service specifications. The IEC TC 79 WG12 is focusing on video surveillance system (VSS) to produce IEC standards for VSS and applications taking into account the system, component and equipment requirements, testing and integration. Many other SDOs such as ISO/IEC JTC1, 3GPP and ETSI are also developing visual surveillance standards according to their scope.
ITU-T SG16 developed various Recommendations on visual surveillance, including ITU-T F.743 series, H.626 series and H.627 series. Furthermore, many new work items are being developed in ITU-T SG16. In order to meet the strong standardization need from the industry and accommodate the existing work with ITU-T, including the enhancement and maintenance of the Recommendations and development of ongoing many work items, it is necessary to create a new Question on visual surveillance.
The following major Recommendations, in force at the time of approval of this Question, fall under its responsibility: ITU-T F.743, F.743.1, F.743.2, F.743.3, H.626, H.626.1, H.626.2, H.626.3, H.626.4, H.627, H.627.1.
Study items to be considered include, but not limited to:
- Scope and definitions of visual surveillance systems and services;
- Use cases and requirements for visual surveillance systems and services;
- State-of-the-art technologies of surveillance systems and services;
- Architecture of visual surveillance system;
- Visual surveillance system management and maintenance;
- Resource management in visual surveillance system;
- Data management for visual surveillance systems and services;
- Big data and intelligent services for visual surveillance;
- Interworking with other systems for visual surveillance;
- Security and privacy aspects of visual surveillance system;
- New trend and emerging services based on visual surveillance technologies;
- Strategy and roadmap for visual surveillance standardization.
Tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Develop Recommendations on the definitions of terminologies, use cases, requirements, reference architecture, signaling, testing and evaluation for visual surveillance systems and services;
- Develop Recommendations on visual surveillance architectures, e.g. mobile visual surveillance system, intelligent visual surveillance system, point-to-point visual surveillance system, video cloud as a service visual surveillance system, and immersive visual surveillance systems;
- Develop Recommendations on visual surveillance system management and maintenance;
- Develop Recommendations on resource management in visual surveillance system;
- Develop Recommendations on data management for visual surveillance;
- Develop Recommendations on big data and intelligent services for visual surveillance;
- Develop Recommendations on interworking with other systems for visual surveillance;
- Consider security and privacy aspects for visual surveillance;
- Identify new trend and emerging services based on visual surveillance technologies;
- Cooperate with other relevant SDOs;
- Maintain and update the roadmap of visual surveillance systems and services;
- Enhance and maintain ITU-T F.743 series, H.626 series and H.627 series Recommendations
Other topics can also be studied as appropriate, based on contributions.RelationshipsRecommendations
Questions 5/16, 6/16, 7/16, 11/16, 13/16, 14/16, 21/16, 24/16
- SG13 on cloud computing in visual surveillance system;
- SG17 on security of visual surveillance systems;
- SG20 on interface with IoT system
This Question will collaborate with following relevant entities:
- IEC TC79 on video surveillance system integration;
- ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 on content description;
- ONVIF on device interoperability;
- 3GPP on 5G visual surveillance application;
- ETSI on intelligent analysis application in visual surveillance system.