The latest trends in modern security

Jul 27, 2023 | Blog

The latest trends in the Security Sector

By Emily Byrne, Marketing Manager at Track24/AtlasNXT 

For organisations operating in some of the highest-risk environments in the world, nothing is more important than protecting their high-value assets – people and sites. Track24 dives into the latest trends in modern security, as the industry continues to adopt the latest technology to keep their people safe. So, what are some of the latest trends sweeping the security scene?

Cloud-based & SaaS solutions

“Cloud computing enables a user to customize and manage any software application on a server hosted remotely by a third-party provider, such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud or Azure. Cloud computing lets you provide access to your data on those servers via the internet.” SourceSaaS is a subset of cloud computing. SaaS provides software which is ready to use over the internet, with a monthly or annual subscription fee. But how does cloud-based and SaaS relate back to physical security? Both enable organisations to flexibility, scalability and remote accessibility when it comes to protecting their high-value assets, anywhere and anytime. Furthemore, SaaS and cloud-based solutions offer “a secure and cost-effective means to store and manage large volumes of video footage and data.” Source.

AI and Video Analytics 

AI and video analytics are not only transforming the physical security world, but arguably, the future. In terms of security, AI enables facial recognition, object detection and even behavioral analysis, augmenting traditional physical security methods and enabling proactive threat detection and rapid response in critical situations. “With smart capabilities, AI can detect if a person is acting out of the ordinary and flag exceptions in the system. There, human operators decide on the correct course of action.” Source“With video analytics, algorithms derived from modern artificial intelligence systems can detect theft and alert security personnel or law enforcement agents.” Source.

Internet of Things (IoT) Integration

The break-through of IoT devices is transforming the way in which physical security systems operate. IoT sensors, access control systems and surveillance all offer opportunities for data collection and analysis. It’s important to be aware of privacy when it comes to using IoT, to avoid your information getting into the hands of cyber criminals. For example, use multi-factor authentication, or single sign-on and never use default passwords when it comes to setting up IoT devices. Make sure you only connect devices to secure networks, with anti-virus protection in place. 

Physical and Cyber Security Align

As organisations take an increasingly holistic approach to risk management, physical and cyber security become closely aligned. “As the world around us continues to change at a rapid pace, the field of physical security has a duty of care to stay one step ahead to ensure we can navigate this transformative landscape with confidence and resilience. All without losing sight of the need for compliance to latest standards” says Jamie Allam, CEO at Amthal Fire & Security. 

Take Aways 

Here at Track24, we hope you have found our dive into the latest trends in physical security both interesting and informative. As the digital world develops in fields such as AI, IoT and cloud computing, organisations are commonly using software to aid their approach to modern security. “In an ever-evolving world, the landscape of physical security is undergoing remarkable transformations. As technology advances and new threats emerge, organisations are embracing innovative solutions to safeguard their assets, people, and premises.” Source.

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