Another Banner Year, More to Come
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Dec 01, 2019
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
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.
Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.