Technology is constantly improving and changing industries around the world and the security sector is no different. Emerging tech and the application of these advancements have the potential to transform the way both homeowners and businesses keep their properties secure, making security more accessible and flexible. With these extra layers of protection come added peace of mind so, which tech trends should you be looking out for?
Smart CCTV is already here but it’s set to get even better and its use more widespread. This slick piece of kit allows you to keep an eye on your home or property even when you’re away. Thanks to the wonders of live streaming, the footage can be viewed via a smartphone or tablet, giving you full control even when you’re away for extended periods of time, a feature that’s increasingly welcomed by the security conscious.
Tech in every area is becoming wireless and security tech is too. Thanks to longer battery lives and WiFi, CCTV cameras, alarms, and more can increasingly be used without the need to plug them in. We expect this to become even more widespread this year thanks to its host of benefits. It gives both homeowners and businesses far more flexibility in the security system they use and even allows them to move components around to suit different needs. It’s a win, win!
Video surveillance as a service (VSaaS)
The adoption of the cloud and the ever-increasing speed of the internet means that security could soon be offered as a remote service. It means large companies will be able to reduce on-site security without having to put their premises at risk or leave them exposed. The benefits of being able to monitor property without needing to be physically present could transform the security sector.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
Not come across the IoT yet? It’s basically the process of connecting devices together via the internet. The concept is fast gaining ground and is expected to revolutionise daily lives and with it, home and business security. Imagine being able to turn your home alarm on with a simple swipe on your phone, wherever you happen to be, or use your business security cameras for analytic purposes too. It’s an idea that’s still developing and it does present cybersecurity risks at the moment but the potential applications are amazing.
Obtaining more detail
Old security cameras can give patchy visual images but advancing tech is already changing that and will continue to do so. As feeds continue to improve, expect to see clearer images with more details that could prove crucial in investigations.