Technology impacts every aspect of how we live and work. Most likely, you begin your day answering to technology, and you probably end most nights the same way- scrolling through social media or handling late work emails. Outside of that, tech impacts your whole day: Cameras may or may not have watched you make a right turn; you might have had to use your ID badge to enable the office door; and you’ve probably swiped your credit card at least once already today. Technology is inevitable.
We are living in a time where innovation, agility, and imagination are all essential in order to keep pace with the exponential tech transformation taking place. For security technology, both physical and cyber, the equation is the same. And many entities are constantly keeping an eye on emerging security technologies that are transforming both our businesses and the world around us.
Let’s dive into the safety and security technology trends of the future.
Security Tech Trends on the Rise
1. AI and Machine Learning
The use of artificial intelligence is sweeping every scene from process application to user experience, and AI and machine learning is increasingly being used as a data analytics tool for companies and campuses both large and small.
As we head into tomorrow, we only see this trend expanding, thus helping companies of all sorts collect, compartmentalize, and utilize intelligent insights about their employees, customers, partners, and more. Specifically, we see that AI and machine intelligence is being used to ensure that data is accurate and robust in nature, safe and secure, and assists in addressing real-time challenges.
2. Biometric Recognition Systems and Surveillance
To date, biometrics have primarily been used for border control in and around the nation. However, it is a technology with numerous applications across the entire professional landscape that are just waiting to be further explored.
First and foremost, biometrics is a type of personal recognition system. It uses facial and retina recognition, of fingerprint (much like your iPhone now uses to unlock) as an enabler for identification verification and tunnel screening, which is expected to eventually replace alternative security touchpoints that we have in place today.
As companies, hospitals, and the like continue to invest in digitization of security touchpoints and implement self-service systems, biometrics will become the preferred technology for identity management. These captured, identifiable data sets will allow a transformation of business models and can assist in developing more personalized products and services.
3. Enhanced Connectivity
Physical security measures are expected to blend more than ever before with cybertechnology due to the “always-on” connectivity of devices that can enhance their vulnerability.
Cybersecurity is no longer an afterthought for any industry. With increased digitization, sensitization and cloud use, our own devices and management systems have the vulnerability of becoming targets for cyber criminals.
Almost all professional IT suppliers are further investing in and expanding their cybersecurity capabilities, either organically or inorganically (via mergers and acquisitions). For example, at ITS, our premium security tech solutions mitigate potential threats against your organization. Our suite of IT security management for business, government, education, and beyond includes risk management, streamlined device integration, and compliance, among other aspects.
4. Password Retirement
Passwords were, are, and always will be a major chokepoint for cyber security. They’re a weak link, especially as our employees and customers juggle countless combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols that are “protecting” their accounts.
Major firms are backing away from the stationary password protection and are replacing it with a frictionless process, implementing aspects like the previously mentioned biometric technique and behavior-based recognition and access systems.
Adaptability Security Solutions
While technologies of the past would have given bigger entities a distinct advantage due to their significant budget advantages, the modern and up-and-coming technologies of tomorrow are more dispersed and widely available. This philosophical shift requires companies and outlets of all sizes to quickly get used to operating in a faster and less certain environment where threats can come from a range of unexpected places that are often outside of traditional control. It mandates a degree of agility at spotting and responding to threats.
As these threats are increasingly digital in nature, the ability to collect, store, analyze, visualize, and exploit data will be of crucial importance. Luckily, that’s why IT-centric companies and professionals exist.
Information Transport Solutions, Inc. (ITS), a Uniti company, is a full-service provider of security technology solutions and beyond. We integrate voice, video, and data to make organizations safer, more serene, profitable, and productive. We help educational institutions build the right infrastructure and implement technologies to build a safe environment, enhance administrative efficiency, and create digital classrooms. We are here, willing, and able to help your company comfortably adapt with the emerging security tech trends of tomorrow.
Get in touch with us today to make tomorrow safer for your employees and customers.