INDUSTRY FOCUS

Another Banner Year, More to Come

It would seem everyone has a crystal ball when it comes to forecasting the future. What I have discovered is that some crystal balls are a little more polished than others. I’m pleased to have several contributors who will give us all some incredible insight into 2020.

Brian Carle, Salient. Some of the fastest growing areas in the video surveillance world include AI-based video analytics and cloud-based access and recording. Carle, author of “Understanding Video Management Systems,” says that a trend to watch for is more VMS interfaces that will offer greater access to and control of analytics and access control systems.

Fredrik Nilsson, Axis Communications. The security industry is a highly dynamic ecosystem, and technology continues to evolve faster than ever before. A couple reasons why: new markets emerge and old markets mature. The achievement that video quality and usability reaching their limits is not true in the least.

Laura Fradette, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions. An important trend has been and will continue to be the use of analytics and intelligence to manage security. The future is already here, and as she points out, the high-tech capabilities once thought as futurist are now happening, such as ultra-wideband that will enable hands-free access to entry and exit points.

Tom Galvin, Razberi Technologies. There definitely are megatrends that are influencing video surveillance. Much has been written about cybersecurity and its impact on the industry, and many expect this trend to continue well into 2020. IoT is still a target for bad actors, especially in the business infrastructure. Automated tools are the answer, and these emerging tools can deploy best practices for IoT hardening.

Clayton Brown, ReconaSense. It is safe to say that data is becoming more digital, and systems are becoming more integrated. Security is becoming more predictive, which means people are getting smarter and more innovative. Coming trends will include zero-trust environments that will converge. This means that cybersecurity only confirms that the enemy is, most likely, within your organization.

Without a doubt, cities and buildings around the world will become more sophisticated, automated and coordinated through more digital transformation. IoT devices and sensors will become more integrated into security systems for buildings and high-traffic areas, which means human patterns can be more intelligently protected and understood. Things that you see happen “only in the movies” are happening today, and behavior prediction will become more widespread. Welcome to the future, today.

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Security Today.

About the Author

Ralph C. Jensen is the Publisher of Security Today magazine.

Featured

  • ISC West Is Two Months Away

    ISC West Is Two Months Away

    The annual “vacation” to Las Vegas is less than two months away. I anticipate it will be an amazing show, and furthermore, I expect the show hall to be teeming with interested security professionals. Read Now

    • Industry Events
  • Security Today Launches 2023 Government Security Awards

    Security Today Launches 2023 Government Security Awards

    Security Today is proud to announce the launch of the 2023 Government Security Awards. The Govies honor outstanding government security products in a variety of categories. For this year’s awards program, participants can choose from 38 different categories to enter their product(s) into. Read Now

  • Back to the Basics

    Back to the Basics

    Security is a continuous evolution of practices and procedures. The developments in technology and advancements in threats make security difficult at times. Although security from one location may look different from another location, there is a common goal applied to security measures. The common goal is protection. Read Now

  • The Top Three Security Trends in 2023

    The Top Three Security Trends in 2023

    As security technology has become more widely used, the interest in new capabilities and increased security measures has increased. As we head into 2023, these three trends will shape the security landscape. Read Now

Featured Cybersecurity

New Products

  • Hanwha QNO-7012R

    Hanwha QNO-7012R

    The Q Series cameras are equipped with an Open Platform chipset for easy and seamless integration with third-party systems and solutions, and analog video output (CVBS) support for easy camera positioning during installation. A suite of on-board intelligent video analytics covers tampering, directional/virtual line detection, defocus detection, enter/exit, and motion detection. 3

  • D-Tools System Integrator (SI) Software

    D-Tools System Integrator (SI) Software

    D-Tools Inc. has announced the availability of System Integrator version 16, which adds powerful new project and service management capabilities to its award-winning, end-to-end business management solution. 3

  • QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The latest Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform offers next-generation smart camera IoT solutions to improve safety and security across enterprises, cities and spaces. The Vision Intelligence Platform was expanded in March 2022 with the introduction of the QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC), which delivers superior artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge. 3