Axis Communications, the world leader in network video surveillance, has identified the main trends in the security market.
1. Trust is a key issue
Customers and end users are demanding transparency around how tech is used and how data is managed, especially with increased surveillance. This, together with the need to maintain privacy, will be a key challenge.
2. The world is becoming horizontally integrated
Increasingly intelligent applications and services will be deployed across all three instances – server, cloud and edge – employing the best capabilities of each, improving solution performance and efficiency.
Device-to-device and / or application-to-application communication will be provided by signed firmware, software updates, secure boot, encrypted data / video, and secure identity. It may seem like an indictment of the age we live in, but the only way to trust the security of anything is to trust nothing!
4. The reality of AI
It is worth focusing on the positive cases of using machine and deep learning to ensure safety. For example, video analytics can help identify objects and reduce false positives. The result is active work with specific events instead of manual monitoring.
5. Low- and no-contact technologies come to the fore
Technology will support in how these are monitored and enforced, driven by hygiene concerns and social distancing. As a result, the implementation of low- or no-contact technologies, especially in areas such as access control, will increase. In addition, surveillance solutions with people-counting capabilities will become the norm, to ensure adherence to social distancing regulations.
6. Increasing attention to the environment
The materials used in products and their length of life remain two of the most impactful areas upon which the surveillance sector can drive environmental benefits. Far better for the environment – and economy – to specify a high-quality product with a lengthy anticipated lifetime, than one which requires replacement after a few short years.
The conclusion is simple – processes will become more automated, technology more accessible, protection of private information – one of the priorities, and digital transformation for business – a clear necessity.
It is important for companies and individuals to learn to adapt quickly to a changing world in order to gain both commercial benefits and simply improve the quality of life. Innovation and progress need to be seen in the context of opportunities, not risks.