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The security capabilities of drones, the role of artificial intelligence in security, and biometric technologies that include such advanced modalities as voice recognition and gait analysis. Even the articles about more “traditional” aspects of physical security, such as video surveillance, access control and intrusion detection, are vastly different than what would have been written a few years ago and feature analyses of how IT connections, mobility, analytics and comprehensive integration are turning devices into
powerful security solutions.
Drones. Augmented reality. Event-driven intelligence. This is not your father’s security industry. Really, it’s not even your older brother’s. The pace of technological change in physical security seems only to increase, so much so that the very definition of the security industry is changing. A sector that includes the technologies listed above – each of which is addressed in this issue – and that overlaps more and more with cybersecurity is not the same as the one we knew not too many years ago. The ends remain the same – managing risk and deterring, detecting and defeating intruders – but the rapidly evolving means are altering the ways that we think about achieving those goals.Keep Reading »
Some professionals in the electronic physical security industry – especially those who started their careers more than a few years ago – may feel a similar unfamiliarity when they look at the most technologically advanced systems today. Everything is on the network, and computers and data now have as much to do with securing a facility as cameras and card readers. The physical location cannot be secure unless the network is – and vice versa – which is why this edition of SIA Technology Insights is devoted entirely to cybersecurity.Keep Reading »
The first half of this issue is about the power of data, and this, frankly, was not intentional. It’s just that five of the SIA members whom we asked to write articles about coming trends and technologies independently proposed pieces on “big data.” Such is the nature of the industry now that data mining has become an important security tool, and software has multiplied the effectiveness of video surveillance cameras, access control equipment and other devices.Keep Reading »
From integration to fire protection to video surveillance to audio surveillance and more, this edition analyzes some of the leading technologies in the security space. And for those of you who work in or with schools, maritime transportation/ports, or transit systems, there are articles that focus on security challenges in those verticals.Keep Reading »
You will, for example, see multiple writers caution against taking a “one-size-fits-all” approach to security. You will also see more than one warning about the “insider threat.” And you’ll read several times about the critical need to have equipment and procedures in place to verify the identities and access needs of personnel in given locations. You will probably find a few more common threads yourself.Keep Reading »