Mainland China and Taiwan are increasing their presence as providers of CCTV cameras. The mainland produced at least US$100 million worth of CCTV cameras in 2004. Taiwan's share of the global market, meanwhile, was estimated to be at least 25 percent.
CCTV camera manufacturing in mainland China is centered in Guangdong province, which hosts about 80 percent of makers. In Taiwan, production is still largely maintained in Taipei.
Manufacturing capability Taiwan makers have longer manufacturing experience than their mainland China counterparts. Many of these Taiwan companies have four to 14 years' experience in manufacturing, and three to 13 years in the CCTV camera business. Thirty-five percent of mainland companies are relatively new in the line â€" having at most five years' experience in the business.
Board, water-resistant, dome and speed dome, and miniature cameras compose the bulk of mainland China makers' CCTV camera line. In Taiwan, production is mostly centered on dome and speed dome cameras.
Sixty-three percent of mainland companies have 20 percent to 50 percent unused production capacity, while 75 percent of Taiwan makers have more than 50 percent unused capacity.
Representative products Day/night CCTV camera A bullet camera with Infrared LEDs installed.
Dome/speed dome CCTV camera A compact high-speed unit with an integral receiver and camera / lens module.
Board CCTV camera A camera fully contained on a single circuit board including camera optics and all the electronics needed for generating the video signal.
IP CCTV camera A stand-alone device which allows you to view live, full motion video from anywhere in the world. IP Cameras can be used for surveillance of both homes and businesses.
Component sourcing Sourcing of key CCTV components, such as CMOS and CCD modules and sensors, ICs, PCBs and motors, is stable.
Key components are primarily sourced from Japan, South Korea, Greater China and the United States. Daiwon, Hitachi, LG, OmniVision, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and Tamron are the major suppliers.
Exports The CCTV camera exports of respondents accounted for 74.3 percent of their 2004 total annual CCTV camera sales.
In 2004, mainland China and Taiwan makers exported US$216.2 million and US$76.5 million worth of CCTV cameras, respectively.
Asia and North America are the leading export destinations. They accounted for 42.9 percent and 70.8 percent of export sales of respondents in mainland China and Taiwan, respectively.
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