Entering 2022, the world continues to endure the pandemic. But the security industry has, no doubt, continued to shift, adapt, and develop in spite of things. Several trends have even accelerated. Beyond traditional "physical security," a host of frontiers like AI, cloud computing, IoT, and cybersecurity are being rapidly pioneered by entities big and small in our industry.
By all appearances, the security industry is in a stage of redefining itself. It is moving from mere security and safety protections to encompass a wider scope of activity that will expand safety while also bringing new levels of intelligence and sustainability to communities, companies, and societies.
Here, Bsecura would like to share some of our ideas and expectations about key trends that will likely affect the security industry in 2022 and perhaps even further into the future.
1. Artificial Intelligence
AI is giving surveillance systems a digital brain so that they can work in collaboration with the digital eyes. It assists the authorities in spotting crimes or ill-fated events even before they occur. AI helps to analyze live footage from multiple video feeds with no human interventions.
Nowadays, Artificial Intelligence is quite common in the security industry. More customers in the industry have recognized the value of AI, and have found new uses for AI applications in various scenarios. Along with ANPR, automated event alerts, and false alarm reduction, AI technologies are being used for wider applications, like personal protective equipment (PPE) detection, fall detection for the elderly, mine surface detection, and much more. Meanwhile, we also have seen more collaboration across the industry, with security manufacturers opening their hardware products to third-party AI applications, and launching open platforms for customers to create and train their own AI algorithms to meet customized needs.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are no new terms that revolutionize all the industries and surveillance is no exception. With the integration of AI and ML technologies, think of CCTV devices as digital eyes that are either watching over us or, in the majority of cases, watching out for us.
2.Increased Cloud Integration
Surveillance systems are revolutionizing with rapidly advancing technology, and Cloud integration has become a new trend. Hardware-free specifications eliminate the need for complex on-site, redundant installations.
Cloud integration means your camera is connected directly to the Cloud and allows for fail-safe, secure, faster surveillance. These CCTV devices generally come with plug-and-play setups and are usually easy to install.
It eradicates the need for complex network configurations, making it easier to deploy surveillance systems anywhere in the premises.Cloud-based CCTV surveillance systems usually come with a dedicated app that enables users to access the area right from anywhere remotely. Quick configuration, auto-detection, latest firmware installation, and Cloud integration are some of the most powerful features of today’s surveillance devices.