The UK has one of the most prolific car security cameras market, with one in every five cars having at least one.
However, it is a highly contentious market, where many car manufacturers have been caught out by competitors selling security cameras without the required licence, as well as the lack of the latest technology, according to a new report.
“It’s a very complex market,” says Mark Hynes, director of the Center for Auto Security, a think tank based in the UK.
“In the past, security cameras have been a bit of a novelty.
There are lots of brands out there, and you need to have the right permissions to do something like this.
The key is the equipment, not the technology.”
One key question is how secure the cameras are.
“The industry is still learning how to operate the cameras,” Hynes says.
“They need to be able to capture video that’s clear, they need to record data that’s easy to view, they should be able use the latest technologies, and they should have the minimum security requirements that a police officer would need.”
There are two types of car security devices in the U.K., either standard cameras that record the images in a standard format or camera systems that use a video signal to detect movement.
The most common of the two is called a car security cam.
The U.S. is the only major developed country that doesn’t have a standard for such devices.
“You need to get the equipment to work,” Haysons says.
But that means there is no standard for the equipment manufacturers to sell.
“There’s a bit more money going into this market than there is for other parts of the economy,” he says.
A major reason is that car manufacturers can’t easily compete with each other, and are trying to keep their price down.
In the U., the cost of a standard security camera can be up to £1,000 ($1,720).
The industry is also fighting to keep costs down by introducing new technology, like high-definition cameras that can record video in low-light conditions.
Hynes points out that there are many more security cameras than there are cameras, which means the market is growing exponentially.
“For all these cameras, the main problem is the cost,” he explains.
“We’re getting more and more of these cameras.
And the more they cost, the more people will buy them.”