Securit Trends 2019
2019 will be a year to look forward to and is clearly the most mature year for physical security. The changes brought about by emerging technologies, open systems, and growing connections between devices and sensors will have a significant impact on manufacturers, system integrators, dealers, and end users.
The digital transformation we are undergoing is also affecting many other areas of the security industry, bringing opportunities such as evolving identity management and the collection and delivery of big data to customers. At this critical moment in the development of the industry, it is important to embrace change and use disruptive technologies to improve the competitive advantage of enterprises.
To determine this year's big trends, SIA surveyed hundreds of executives at member companies, as well as a wide range of industry figures, to determine which trends were continuing, which were no longer influential and which were new.
Security industry trend in 2019
1. The impact of cyber security on physical security: it is important to prioritize cyber security for your business, your customer business, and the vendors you work with, and it requires continuous improvement and investment.
2. Internet of things (IoT) and big data effects: the security industry leverages technologies such as the Internet of things, intelligent analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics, with data coming from a variety of applications. As a result, the security industry now faces the challenge of effectively managing and dividing user-related information.
3. Cloud computing: cloud platforms and applications are increasingly popular in security solutions. Cloud technology can help security integrators provide customers with the advantages of hosting services and remote systems and services.
4. Workforce development: with unemployment at an all-time low, finding skilled workers poses a challenge for the entire security industry. Security stakeholders need talents with professional knowledge of IT, network security, artificial intelligence and even privacy, which needs to cultivate students' interest in the industry.
5. Ai: research firm Gartner predicts that the new "democratization of ai" will affect more organizations than ever before. Companies now need to conduct the necessary testing before offering this AI technology to customers and explore how AI data can be used to improve security threat assessment and response measures.
6. Emphasis on data privacy: growing connectivity brings new concerns about data privacy. Finding the balance between security and convenience is a dilemma the industry must now address.
7. Switch to service mode: the latest home security technologies are hitting installation companies hard. System integrators must find ways to focus on the services customers want and need, and move to a managed service model to offset revenue.
8. Security integration in smart environments: smart environments will begin to proliferate as everything becomes connected. Buildings and cities are becoming more conscious, and connected systems are now able to automatically respond and even predict the needs of users and citizens. We must continue to look for ways to make these environments smarter and safer.
9. Future authentication: as facial and speech recognition and biometrics become more popular and attractive, how will we access buildings and networks tomorrow? The security industry will meet and adapt to constant technological changes in identity and visitor management.
10. The impact of consumer electronics companies: the influx of consumer electronics companies and DIY systems means changing the rules and players of the security industry. This trend brings challenges and opportunities to security enterprises.