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The year 2020 was fraught with difficulties. Despite the disruptions, the COVID-19 pandemic provided an excellent opportunity for businesses to leverage technology. The industry has survived multiple digital touchpoints, from ensuring employee safety while working remotely to improving business functions.
As organizations continue to pivot and adopt new technologies, 2021 appears to be a year full of opportunities for technological trends.
The security industry cannot look forward to 2022 without first recognizing the significance of 2021: a year that changed every aspect of our daily lives, including how we socialize, work, communicate and collaborate.
Customers and technology enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the latest and trending technology in the security and surveillance industry as the year 2021 begins. Extraordinary developments have revealed that advancements in intelligent video surveillance, artificial intelligence analytics, and cloud storage will have a significant impact on 2021 technology trends.
In today’s rapidly changing world, there is a growing awareness of the need for video security surveillance systems, which has resulted in the advancement of more security-related technologies. However, there are additional privacy concerns that must be addressed to provide safety and security to all citizens of a country and keep everyone safe. Several technologies have advanced dramatically to keep up with the fast-paced world.
Businesses in every industry re-evaluated every aspect of their operations as the world began to recover from an unprecedented global pandemic, from how they interact with customers to re-evaluating their marketing strategies.
This new environment has also resulted in new types of security challenges. Employees, customers, and partners are increasingly working from afar, sharing and collaborating via disparate online networks, which may expose data to theft.
Furthermore, as sites are monitored remotely, new public health and safety guidelines are governing how businesses operate.
Here’s an early look at these trends, as well as an assessment of how they will impact our industry in 2022: To help you succeed, we’ve compiled a list of the year’s top AI trends. This will assist you in remaining competitive in the AI era. Look at this:
- AI edge computing/analytics: The prevalence of data and analytics is driving business decisions.In surveillance and security solutions, onboard analytics are increasingly being used to deliver data that can be used to drive intelligent protection and monitoring. As customers combine edge computing and AI to improve monitoring and search efficiency, onboard analytics will play an increasingly important role in 2022 and beyond.
According to one industry report, by 2028, the total global edge computing infrastructure will be worth billions of dollars. The use of artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge, particularly analytics based on deep learning algorithms, will be a critical component in a variety of “smart surveillance” applications.
These include object detecting, as well as the collection of attributes as metadata – all while lowering latency and system bandwidth requirements and allowing for real-time data gathering and situational monitoring.
AI and edge computing will continue to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of network video surveillance systems by using analytics to supervise any kind of area or situation (for example, object, loitering, virtual line, and area crossing detection). With AI and edge computing enabled by cameras used across vertical sectors, users can conduct ‘pre-emptive detection’ and rely less on reactive monitoring, increasing safety and efficiency.
- AI Network is integrating vision-based surveillance systems.
Video surveillance systems are evolving from basic monitoring devices to comprehensive solutions that can be used in any vertical industry or market sector.
The driving force behind this is the incorporation of AI technology at all levels of systems, a trend that is expected to accelerate at an unprecedented rate. Indeed, according to industry analysts, the global AI-based surveillance and security market will be worth $4.46 billion by 2023.
Artificial intelligence, with its two most popular components, machine learning, and deep learning, is already propelling innovation by improving data and business intelligence. We have made significant progress in diversifying metadata, improving accuracy, and increasing granularity, which will allow surveillance systems to provide better security.
AI vision solutions that use AI cameras as vision sensors generate meaningful business intelligence that can help organizations better understand their customers and operations. Thermal imaging and body temperature detection cameras installed at public entrances and lobby areas employ edge-based AI algorithms to avoid non-human heat sources and reduce false alarms.
People-counting algorithms are used in cloud-based solutions to assist store owners in evaluating sales or floor design strategies, as well as heat-mapping to measure and avoid long checkout lines to increase customer satisfaction. Traffic management and smart parking systems, logistics and distribution, and critical area monitoring in healthcare all have similar applications and benefits. Businesses can automate their security measures so that the appropriate response is pre-planned and ready to go.
- Business model rise
‘Video Surveillance as a Service,’ ‘Access Control as a Service,’ and other similar phrases are becoming more common in the security industry. What exactly does “as a service” mean, and what are the advantages that come with it?
As cloud-based services evolve and mature, video surveillance manufacturers can now offer ‘Solution as a Service.’ Video surveillance system installers and integrators can now provide solutions to their customers through cloud-based platforms and then implement this model throughout all areas of their business.
The global market for public cloud application services is expected to reach billions of dollars by 2022. By combining applications, infrastructure, and business processes into a single ‘as a service,’ or ‘aaS’ offering, businesses can reap numerous benefits.
They can respond quickly to rapidly changing market conditions, bring new products and services to market more quickly, and maximize the benefits of advanced analytics to improve operations through meaningful insights – all of which contribute to a distinct competitive advantage.
Organizations can use these models to tailor solutions to their specific needs rather than relying on off-the-shelf offerings. A SaaS approach can provide scalability and cost-effectiveness by providing services through an operating expenditure framework, with services delivered via subscription, reducing capital expenditure.
‘VSaaS’ could provide cloud-based video surveillance by implementing SaaS concepts to video surveillance, eliminating the need for on-premises servers and allowing organizations to rapidly deploy systems without having to configure complex networks. Cameras and other devices can be monitored centrally, and many network and system processes can be automated.
- There is a greater emphasis on the responsible and ethical use of technology.
As organizations have embraced digitization, the ability to manage operations remotely and gain better insight through the data generated by systems has provided greater value. It has been nothing short of transformative for many businesses.
However, as more of their operations move online, are managed remotely, and rely on the cloud, organizations must implement robust cybersecurity strategies to safeguard the data that has proven to be so valuable to them. According to Interpol, cyber-attacks have increased significantly during the pandemic, whether through phishing, online scams, and malware such as distributed denials of service (DDoS).
As a result, organizations are becoming more aware of their data protection responsibilities under measures such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and they are looking for suppliers and partners who not only understand surveillance-related data privacy rules but can also help ensure their data is kept secure at all times.
While the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a US-based initiative, it is still important to many European businesses. Concerns about national security are spreading beyond the United States, and governments across Europe are hardening their stance.
As a result, manufacturers vying for certain types of contracts, particularly those in the government sector or involving international trade, will need to enforce compliance across their operations and product lines if they hope to win new business opportunities.
- Technology integration is expected to continue.
Network technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) are already widely used, but they will continue to disrupt the security camera market by enabling new advances in HD video streaming, including on mobile devices.
In an increasingly connected world, these technologies will broaden the potential applications for audio and video analytics and AI. On a broader scale, there is a massive increase in widespread digital transformation, with key technologies driving this change including IoT and networks, as well as cloud computing, intelligent data, and AI.
The Internet of Things is expected to benefit from advancements in network technology, particularly in terms of bandwidth and latency. Including advanced network technology in cameras allows for remote real-time video surveillance, expanded use of mobile applications, and legacy network management.
Artificial intelligence Internet of Things (IoT) can enable a nearly limitless range of potential opportunities, ranging from open and integrated systems/platforms to increased device connectivity.
In short, 2022 will see the continued development of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) to provide greater value to users, creating new business opportunities for installers and integrators. And, as AI is increasingly used at the edge – on camera – its benefits will reach a much broader audience, transforming the security market.
More businesses will use artificial intelligence in the near future as they become more reliant on AI systems. Given these trends, it is safe to say that AI is quickly becoming a critical function for all businesses.
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