The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are confronted with multiple factors that will continue to drive investments in smart surveillance systems and technologies. On one hand, they are situated in a region with complicated geopolitics and porous borders, and on the other, they have a collective aspiration to diversify their economies away from hydrocarbons and build world-class cities to attract investments and create jobs.

The uncertain security environment has created the impetus for some countries and cities to adopt more stringent security regulations to improve city surveillance and secure critical state assets and infrastructure. These regulations are considered among the most potent growth drivers for investment in security and surveillance solutions going forward, ranking alongside increased investments in infrastructure driven by these countries’ economic diversification strategies.

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