Report: Residential security camera use expected to rise

Driven by actual crime or the perception of crime, market research firm IMS Research said this week that it’s likely more consumers will begin turning to video surveillance equipment to protect their homes.

According to a new market study from the firm, more than 1.1 million surveillance cameras were sold globally through the retail channel in 2010.

Market analyst William Rhodes said that a combination of lower prices of surveillance equipment sold through the retail channel and increased features and functionality will help spur adoption in the market.

"Consumer and DIY video surveillance equipment can be quickly set-up and installed without complicated wiring or configuration. Consumers are able to enhance the security of their homes simply and at an affordable price," Rhodes explained.