The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2022

calendar12 January 2022

Axis Communications, the world leader in network video surveillance, has started a tradition: to identify the main trends in security and video surveillance market every year.

1. New standard: “connected”
More and more security applications and services are becoming hybrid and deployable in a variety of environments: on a device, on a local server, or on a remote data center. Obviously, the issue of IT architecture is unique to each customer, and needs to take account of both internal resources and policies, and of external factors such as local and international regulation. But for end users, where data processing takes place, it doesn’t matter – everything is just “connected”.

2. Never trust, always verify
The introduction of remote work in many companies has led to the fact that most devices that were previously used in the walls of organizations are connected remotely via the public Internet. This creates a new approach to cybersecurity: zero-trusted networks. The basic idea is that the identification of any entity that accesses or within the network is checked several times in different ways.

3. Fighting fakes
With the development of video forgery technologies, in particular deepfake, the authenticity of video surveillance recordings is more often questioned. Axis predicts that a digital signature will be added to the video stream during shooting – the technology will record the fact of recording from a specific camera and confirm the absence of changes to the video.

4. Even more artificial intelligence
Greater integration of AI into the most fundamental levels of technology – the system-on-chip (SoC) – will see AI employed to enhance and optimize all aspects of video surveillance performance, from camera configuration to image quality to analytics.

5. Semiconductor crisis
Global semiconductor shortages will remain a major problem in many sectors of the economy. Therefore, one trend will be the development of application-specific system-on-a-chip (SoC). To date, many companies outside the security sector stating a desire to design their own semiconductors, or SoC.

6. 5G finding its place
We do feel that private 5G networks show some genuine potential for video surveillance solutions across large or multiple customer sites, and could bring particular benefits from a cybersecurity perspective. Certainly, if customers are creating private 5G networks then video surveillance will need to integrate seamlessly.

So, according to Axis Communications, 2022 will be another exciting period, full of new challenges and opportunities. We want you to learn how to adapt quickly to a changing world in order to gain both commercial benefits and simply improve the quality of life. And INLIMITED will always support you in all technological initiatives!