In 2012 it was decided to create a Thematic Group for Video Analytics and surveillance within the ERNCIP framework. This group would fall under the auspices of the Joint Research Centre and would endeavour to form the basis of European Standards for video analytics within the security sector. Membership of this group includes government, academia, and industry but did not preclude any other expert or person with knowledge or expertise in this field who may add value to the Thematic Group. The initial group was formed with representatives from 8 European countries: France, The Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Sweden. The representatives from the above countries agreed to give their time and effort gratis with the intention of putting structure behind a technological area that impacts directly on the critical infrastructure of all countries in the European Union, with a view to maintain a standard approach to evaluation and to enhance opportunities for European suppliers. This short report outlines the work undertaken by the Thematic Group up to August 2016.