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The Future of Business Security: Embracing Innovations and Trends

Posted by Joe Wilson

Aug 15, 2023 11:07:55 AM

futureAs a business owner, you’re likely constantly focused on safeguarding your assets and making sure that your workplace is safe. But as technology advances, so do the threats to your company.  

If you want to continue to keep your business and assets safe, you need to stay on top of current security trends and challenges. To help you do this, let’s look at some of the exciting technologies that are transforming business security in 2023. 

1. Verified Surveillance Systems

The conventional notion of surveillance was to deploy CCTV surveillance that simply recorded events as they happened, with no way of alerting local law enforcement. This has changed significantly in recent years, and verified alarms are now key. 

Unlike conventional alarms, Sonitrol's unique verified audio and video security solutions enable our operators to hear and see what is happening in your business before the criminals gain entry - we verify the actual source of the alarm, and we get the police to attend the scene immediately and relay real-time information to the responding officers.

This means criminals are, more often than not, caught red-handed. If it’s a false alarm, the alarm is simply reset without bothering local law enforcement or business owners. It’s for this reason why police respond so quickly to verified alarms - they know that it’s a real threat. 

2. Access Control Revolution

The days of traditional lock-and-key access are rapidly fading into the past. Access control systems have taken center stage, offering enhanced flexibility, security, and management capabilities. 

Biometric authentication methods, such as fingerprint and facial recognition, which used to be something only seen in television and movies, are now a reality. And they provide an unparalleled level of accuracy, making unauthorized access almost impossible. Moreover, cloud-based access control solutions offer remote management options, enabling business owners to control access to their premises from anywhere in the world. 

The future of business security lies within these sophisticated access control systems that foster seamless integration and superior protection.

3. Drones as Security Aides

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones, have transitioned from being novelty gadgets to indispensable security tools. Very large corporations and government organizations are increasingly incorporating drones into their security protocols to monitor large areas more efficiently and cost-effectively. 

Drones equipped with high-definition cameras can conduct routine patrols, reducing the need for human intervention and significantly improving response times to potential incidents. Their ability to cover extensive territories and transmit real-time data to security personnel has elevated their role as critical components of the future security landscape.

4. Internet Of Things And Sensors

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that refers to the interconnection of everyday objects or devices to the internet, allowing them to collect and exchange data. IoT has unlocked a new realm of possibilities for security applications. 

From motion sensors and environmental detectors to asset trackers and panic buttons, these interconnected devices bolster the overall security infrastructure of businesses, offering unparalleled protection in both indoor and outdoor environments.

5. Behavioural Analytics

Understanding human behaviour is a pivotal aspect of effective security. The application of behavioural analytics in security systems enables businesses to spot patterns, identify potential risks, and detect suspicious activities based on user behaviour. 

By analyzing data collected from various sources, including access logs, surveillance footage, and employee activity, businesses can establish baseline behavioural patterns and promptly respond to deviations, thereby minimizing security breaches and internal threats.

6. Security-As-A-Service 

As the digital age propels us forward, businesses are increasingly shifting their security operations to the cloud. Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) offers a flexible and scalable solution, providing businesses with access to a wide array of security tools without the burden of managing on-premises infrastructure. 

By outsourcing their security needs, businesses can focus on their core operations while benefiting from the expertise of dedicated security providers.

Why You Need To Stay On Top Of Security Trends

The future of business security is undergoing a remarkable transformation, embracing emerging technologies and innovative trends to bolster protection and safety. 

From verified alarm systems and advanced access control to the integration of drones and IoT-enabled sensors, businesses have a wide range of tools at their disposal to secure their premises comprehensively. 

The symbiotic relationship between security and technology holds tremendous potential, and as these advancements become more widespread, businesses of all sizes can confidently forge ahead into the future, backed by cutting-edge security measures.

Interested in learning more about enhancing your company’s security? Contact Sonitrol Western Canada today

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Topics: Commercial Security, Building Access Control

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!

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