Security Industry Trends: What to Expect in the New Decade

Security Industry Trends: What to Expect in the New Decade

As we move into the future, understanding trends becomes increasingly important for businesses as they seek to stay ahead of the curve and avoid becoming outdated. The security industry has undergone significant changes in the past decade, and exciting innovations are expected to continue in the 2020s. Emerging technologies such as multi-dimensional perception, ultra-high definition (UHD), low light imaging, artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud technology are creating new possibilities for the security industry. In addition, millions of cameras and other security devices are being connected into networks, making the security industry a vital component of the future Internet of Things (IoT) world.

At Hikdistribution, we believe that several key trends will have a significant impact on the security industry in 2023 and beyond.

Multi-Dimensional Perception

Security cameras currently rely on image capturing to simulate human vision and extend people's "eyesight." However, what if they could use other senses, such as hearing, smell, or even detections beyond visual range, to identify and respond to incidents?

One example of this trend is video cameras integrated with centimeter and millimeter wave radars for object detection. These cameras extend perception beyond visual range, improving the detection of objects and movement tracking up to 100 meters away in any weather. Another example is the integration of sonar arrays in cameras to precisely detect and locate the source of a vehicle's horn, helping to reduce noise pollution on roadways and in communities.

More "senses" such as smoke detection, heat detection, or even pressure detection can be embedded in cameras to monitor and report events or incidents accurately. The multi-dimensional perception trend will enhance security systems and endow them with more capabilities to create safety in the near future.

Multi-Intelligence Cameras

Artificial intelligence applications have been emerging slowly in the security industry for many years. However, most AI-powered security cameras can only run a single algorithm due to computing power limitations. This means they can incorporate only one intelligent function at a time, such as counting people or cars.

With the increased performance of AI chips, computing power in security cameras has improved dramatically. Multi-intelligence technology will be the trend for the next generation of AI-empowered cameras, enabling several intelligent tasks to be accomplished by one camera.

For instance, with multi-intelligence cameras, two or three cameras will be enough to monitor a vehicle intersection. This reduces the equipment, installation, maintenance, and management costs. Manufacturers can insert different algorithms into security cameras according to specific application scenarios, allowing customers to choose customized functions for their needs.

Proactive and Comprehensive Security Systems

Reactive CCTV systems will no longer suffice for security operations teams looking for new opportunities to enhance their operational efficiency. Many customers are now seeking proactive and comprehensive security systems that integrate CCTV monitoring, alarm systems, access control, and fire protection.

With AI technology development, CCTV monitoring processes are becoming more automated by analyzing live and recorded video to detect, classify, and track predefined objects. Proactive and intelligent video analysis enables the deployment of valuable comprehensive security systems, improving the return on inv