Change is inevitable, even in the seemingly stable industry of physical security. Increased cybersecurity awareness, a trend that isn’t slowing down, and changing office layouts are just a few trends that will impact this industry in the years to come. This article will explore some of the major trends to watch in the industry.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is replacing legacy rules-driven solutions
As AI becomes more prevalent in the business world, building security will undergo significant transformation. AI will replace legacy rules-driven solutions with predictive analytics, which can analyze millions of data points. Businesses can automate processes, gather insights from data, and engage employees and customers.
AI has significant implications for society and will change how organizations work. For example, AI will significantly change decision-making, risk mitigation, and many other processes. The decision-making processes of AI systems are affected by the choices humans make about the development of software.
The ethics of AI systems are a major topic for developers. Some individuals argue that AI should be subject to human oversight. For example, AI should be required to follow human laws and disclose that it is automated. Others argue that AI algorithms can target people of color unfairly.
AI should communicate with customers. While AI is increasingly popular for enabling data-driven micro-targeted marketing, it can also undermine the autonomy of customers. Customers often do not associate AI applications with autonomous goals, and they are more likely to focus on “how” they perform.
Cloud access control is more interoperable
Cloud-based access control systems have a number of advantages for organizations, including the ability to scale up and down easily, and they’re more secure and flexible. These advantages also make cloud-based access control more affordable and scalable. A recent survey revealed that over 92% of companies now use cloud-based access control systems.
AI analytics will enable building security professionals to identify threats faster and more accurately. This technology can also help them reduce the risk of human error and improve the overall experience. By combining data sets, organizations can make smarter business decisions and improve their response time. In 2022, AI will help organizations monitor building occupancy, detect threats, and manage more users.
Cloud access control systems are compatible with a variety of devices, making them an excellent choice for businesses. These systems can also be used in remote settings, allowing teams to complete tasks without the need to be onsite. In addition, these systems offer the same functionality as on-premise software. They’re also easier to operate from a distance, which means that companies can automate their daily operations.
Drone security is a key trend
The growing number of buildings around the world is driving demand for more efficient and effective security systems, and drones are an increasingly important part of this. But drone security has its own set of challenges. First, they can create massive disruption, as happened in the UK’s Gatwick airport in 2018. During this disruption, more than 140,000 passengers were stranded and more than 1000 flights were cancelled. While the incident was quickly resolved, the police were unable to find any drones involved in the incident.
Drones can also affect the cyber domain, including the security of data. According to Forbes, drones could be used in malicious attacks against computer networks. Despite the risks, the government has already imposed export restrictions on a drone manufacturer last Christmas. However, there are some steps that building security professionals can take to mitigate these risks.
Drones will continue to evolve and will increasingly dominate many commercial and public sectors, from border control to surveillance and mapping. However, they will also need to be secured in order to avoid becoming adversarial weapons. For example, the use of drones in the hands of state cyber threat actors will become a major concern.
Video analytics improves site security
Video analytics improves site security in buildings by detecting incidents and alerting operators to potential problems. Many CCTV cameras capture vast amounts of data, and human operators may not be able to examine them all. The resulting information may be used to solve crimes, or find clues to prevent future incidents.
Video analytics also helps building security by identifying people in various contexts. These could include visitors, third parties, and even suspects in a security breach. It can count people in an area and notify security staff if any of those individuals are acting abnormally. Using AI, video analytics can also identify patterns in building systems and occupancy levels and alert security staff of suspicious activity.
Video analytics provides important information to enable real-time decision-making and real-time control. Edge computing enables data analytics to be processed close to the video camera, reducing the need for large computing infrastructure. It can also dramatically reduce the amount of data transfer. This new technology allows property owners and infrastructure authorities to get more from surveillance cameras than ever before.