Technology is proving to be the key to unlocking improved security in a digital age. The following trends emerged at Smart Electronics and Security (SES) 2018 and are destined to shape the industry going forward.
1. Better use of the cloud
Cloud technology already features heavily in many mainstream cybersecurity solutions, and is now moving into the electronic security sector. It’s becoming an obvious solution to multi-site safety management that is patrolled by a central organisation, and it allows information to be portable. By using this means of storage the price of safety cameras and on-site storage is likely to decrease, but it will require sufficient bandwidth to support it.
2. Biometrics is increasing in popularity
Research suggests that millennials and generations to follow are likely to prioritise convenience, making pins and passwords obsolete. Biometric controlled security offers the solution by means of fingerprint reading, voice scanning and facial recognition.
4. Drones take on a new role
False alarms remain commonplace for security companies and cost valuable time and money. The use of video drone technology allows suspicious activity and noise to be discreetly investigated at a distance to determine whether the alarm was set off due to a break-in attempt or just a stray cat prowling the premises. It also allows for security teams to be better prepared for specific threats before entering an area.
Smart electronic security is ultimately revolutionalising the security industry and is well worth the investment.
*Adapted from article in Global Africa