Physical security gets futuristic: The hottest trends of 2024!

January 2, 2024
1 min read

As we move into 2024, the physical security industry is set to undergo significant changes and advancements. Key trends include:

  • Increased collaboration between IT and physical security teams
  • Focus on modernizing access control systems
  • Rise in hybrid cloud adoption for physical security systems
  • Growth of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and the need for analytics

Organizations will look to optimize collaboration between IT and physical security teams in order to enhance risk mitigation and data optimization. Physical security leaders are increasingly integrating IT expertise into their departments, while IT teams are expanding their function to address physical security risks. The need for unified, cloud-connected physical security solutions will increase as cross-departmental collaboration expands.

Modernizing access control systems will remain a top priority in 2024, with organizations shifting to hybrid cloud models and deploying cloud-ready access control solutions. This will provide continuous innovation and cybersecurity updates to reinforce security from doors to networks. There will also be a greater demand for open-access control solutions, allowing organizations to add and connect the best technologies available. Many organizations will take steps towards system unification to streamline system monitoring and maintenance tasks.

Hybrid cloud adoption in medium and large enterprises is expected to rise in 2024, with organizations preferring a hybrid cloud as a long-term strategy. There will be a growing interest in plug-and-play, cloud-ready appliances that streamline access to cloud services and enhance computing power at the edge. Channel partners will play a crucial role in helping organizations explore use cases beyond security and maximize their hybrid cloud investments.

The market is seeing a surge in the availability of IIoT devices and sensors, which organizations are adopting to increase the diversity of data in their security deployments and break down siloes between systems. Organizations that opt for an API-centric, open architecture will be able to combine and analyze multiple data sources to inform new strategies and maximize returns on tech investments. Demand for physical security solutions with embedded analytics, automation tools, and visual dashboards will grow as the amount of available data continues to rise.

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