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The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2022

  • The technology architecture being used to deliver services has become invisible. Whether processing takes place on a device, local server or in a remote data center doesn’t matter: everything is simply ‘connected’.
  • Given that ‘connected’ has become the default, we do believe that most surveillance solutions will ultimately be hybrid – indeed, many already are – which in itself has implications.
  • Signed firmware, regular software updates, secure boot, encrypted data/video and secure identity will become hygiene factors in customer solutions, moving from ‘nice to have’ to ‘must have’.
  • the industry aligns behind initiatives to standardize on approaches to secure the authenticity of video footage captured by video surveillance cameras, ideally based on open-source software and initiatives.
  • Legislation and regulation relating to the development and use of AI-based technologies and applications should be developed at a local, regional and international level.
  • Greater integration of AI into the most fundamental levels of technology – the system-on-chip (SoC) – will see AI employed to enhance and optimize all aspects of video surveillance performance, from camera configuration to image quality to analytics.
  • Private 5G networks show some genuine potential for video surveillance solutions across large or multiple customer sites and could bring particular benefits from a cybersecurity perspective. If customers are creating private 5G networks, then video surveillance will need to integrate seamlessly.
  • It is expected that in 2022 sustainability will bring significant opportunities but not without challenges.

By: Johan Paulsson, CTO, Axis Communications.

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