The physical security industry has been undergoing rapid evolution in recent years. Thanks to cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine perception and the Internet of Things (IoT), security systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated and integrated. These technologies are crossing boundaries, enabling systems to handle intelligent tasks and improve efficiency not only in security but also in other operational functions. These changes are evident in many industries and types of organizations that must adapt to new trends and challenges in facility security.
Human presence does not guarantee 100% security
As the amount of camera footage increases, it is becoming increasingly challenging for human surveillance to effectively monitor all footage. Therefore, it is expected that the deployment of AI-based analytics will serve as a catalyst to enable security departments to perform multiple tasks with limited human resources, especially in the areas of home security, facility security, and CCTV home security.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning
The use of artificial intelligence (AI)-based analytics in camera and video management systems (VMS) is expected to see significant expansion in 2023 as more manufacturers begin to integrate this functionality into their standard camera product lines.
A motion sensor is a security device that is installed in buildings to measure and detect movement in a given space. These devices are typically used to signal owners of unauthorized movement in restricted areas, especially during off-hours. Motion sensors are deployed in both commercial and residential buildings, as well as industrial and military facilities. They are reliable due to:
- fast motion detection,
- high sensitivity and accuracy,
- low number of false alarms, etc.
Facial recognition is an innovative technology that, based on advanced algorithms and image analysis, allows human faces from digital images or videos to be compared with a large database of facial features and then verified. The system relies on pattern recognition and computer imaging to map facial features in detail and create a unique profile. Facial recognition can be considered a safe technology for several reasons:
- High accuracy,
- identification of unique facial features,
- the possibility of integration with other systems,
- non-invasive technology,
- modern technologies and innovations, etc.
Internet of Things (IoT) and smart homes
Home automation systems that integrate the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) enable the automation of tasks as diverse as controlling the heating and cooling of the home, automatically feeding pets, or controlling lighting and other appliances. By connecting these devices into a single network and allowing them to be controlled remotely via IoT, a higher level of efficiency and convenience is achieved. What are the benefits?
- Data and network security,
- security of the IoT devices themselves,
- protection of personal data,
- backup and recovery,
- updates and management, etc.
New innovative and effective methods of building security
New approaches to building security offer innovative and effective methods to enhance the security of premises and protect property and people in a modern environment where the physical security industry is constantly evolving and integrating new technologies. These include:
- The use of autonomous robots and drones for patrolling, monitoring and rapid response to security incidents, enabling efficient and flexible facility security.
- Advanced data analytics in security systems, which enables better prediction and prevention of security incidents by analysing historical and real data, increasing security effectiveness.
- Geofencing and geolocation technology to improve access control and monitor the movement of people and vehicles within the protected area, enabling precise and efficient tracking of people and vehicles.
- Integrating security systems with social media and community platforms to enable better communication between property owners, tenants and security companies, contributing to faster information sharing and crime prevention.
Simplify and streamline security management
Integrating electronic building security into building management systems can simplify and streamline security management and monitoring. Central monitoring systems enable rapid responses to potential threats and allow building managers to better monitor the security situation. Integrated security measures allow building owners and managers to take advantage of modern technology, which can bring innovation and improvements in security.
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