Looking Forward to 2023
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Dec 01, 2022
Talking to an industry associate
in early November,
we laughed a little bit about
the fact that it is (almost)
2023. Well, we were planning
for print material for next year. The
conversation led us into a quick discussion
Remember, all the fuss over that? Twenty-
three years later, we have seen tremendous
strides in technology of all sorts of
things. Think about the security industry,
and the development over the past 23 years.
Each year at this time, I tap into the futuristic
thoughts of industry leaders. Let’s
take a look at what Scott Dunn, senior
director of business development at Axis
Communications, has to say. Dunn has
written our cover story for this issue.
Video analytics (probably did not know
about this 23 years ago), “is in the midst of
a revolution.” Today, and well into 2023,
this technology will continue to evolve and
improve. A few of the trends include hybrid
deployments, which will continue to
grow. Here is one: The metadata revolution
is here to stay. Dunn says this has security
uses and allows businesses to leverage the
technology for operational ef ciency and
business intelligence purposes.
Without a doubt, cybersecurity has
been and will continue to be a concern.
Ben Williams, senior director of product
management at ASSA ABLOY Opening
Solutions, says that devices are more interconnected
now, than ever before. What we
know is that cybersecurity is increasingly
In Oregon and California, laws have
been enacted that go beyond awareness,
and that will hold companies more accountable
for protection against cybersecurity
threats in IoT devices. Access control
solutions will include credential exibility
as this technology continues to evolve.
It is a lot to wrap one’s head around all
the change, technology and forward thinking.
Thankfully, there is a rather large
brain trust in the industry that can/will
explain all of this. Mind you, these same
people will be working on something new
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This article originally appeared in the November / December 2022 issue of Security Today.
Ralph C. Jensen is the Publisher of Security Today magazine.