The UK is currently still considered to be the most monitored country overall, with previous research showing it had 20% of the world’s cameras for just 1% of the world’s population. In 2015, the UK had an estimated 5.9 million CCTV. In 2017, the average UK urban dweller is likely to be captured by 300 CCTV cameras a day, with the UK home to an estimated six million devices (excluding body worn video, dash-cams, helmet-cams and drones).
China is adding AI, facial and gait recognition. Beijing announced in October 2015 that it now had 100% coverage.
China CCTV market is currently worth $6.4 billion and is growing fast with a rate of 12.4% predicted through to 2021, compared to the US which has 50 million cameras and a market worth $2.9 billion growing at 0.7% annually.
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