Top 5 Trends in Video Surveillance for 2020

Top 5 Trends in Video Surveillance for 2020

The year 2020 is well underway, and already we seen the emergence of new trends in video surveillance technology. Here are the Top 5 Trends in Video Surveillance for this year

Over recent years, businesses have grown to rely less on staff and more on technology to maintain security. This swing in behaviour is partly down to developing technology. However, changing business needs and the fastening of privacy standards have also lead to improvements in the surveillance hardware sector.

Here we investigate further and look at the five emerging surveillance trends in 2020:

1. The Cloud Will Continue to Grow

Practically all tech companies are making the most of cloud computing. If yours is not, then your potential and productivity may suffer. The benefits of cloud solutions extend to video surveillance too. As companies embrace the cloud – with many having already centralised their entire infrastructures – the management and mobility of data improves exponentially.

Despite the level of adoption increasing and the scale of data that is produced ever growing, cloud computing unlocks some key benefits. The positives are difficult to ignore. From increased security to quicker disaster recovery and from lower capital expenditure to easier data sharing, it is easy to see why cloud adoption rates will continue to grow.

2. Surveillance Systems Will Become More Intelligent

The development of artificial intelligence has allowed businesses to rely on technology to manage their security. Whilst human interaction will always be required, 2020 has seen the emergence of systems that can think for themselves.

The monitoring and analysis of footage has traditionally been the role of security staff. No longer is this the case. Artificial Intelligence and image recognition algorithms are able to distinguish faces, objects and motions, detecting certain events as they occur. In addition, computers are able to do this much quicker than the human eye ever could.

There has been a long-standing perception that machine learning will grow to replace humans. However, this is not the case, and organisations should not rush out to get rid of their security staff. Far from it. The enhancements in AI technology should not replace human interaction, but complement it. So far, the technology has learnt to identify unwanted activity, but it still takes a human touch to respond to an alarm and disable the threat.

3. The Diversification of Camera Systems

The primary focus for surveillance technology is to monitor and counter unwanted activity. That does not look likely to change.  Nevertheless, as smart camera systems have developed, they have also diversified.

With video analytics, cameras soon become more than just a security tool. Forward thinking businesses can apply their smart camera system to a range of activities. For example, heat maps can highlight customer movement and influence the placement of products in a retail setting. Footfall counts at an entertainment venue can inform local transport networks of expected passenger numbers.

As deep learning and AI gather pace, this year will unlock the potential of video analytics. The definition of a smart camera system will shift away from security benefits, and towards benefitting an organisation as a whole.

4. Importance of Cyber Security

As each year passes, cyber-attacks become more intelligent and more advanced. With devices and networks as interconnected as they have ever been, proactive steps to enforce cyber security have never been more important.

Sophisticated booting functions, automatic updates to firmware (for both hardware and software), as well as enhancements to data encryption techniques will all develop at pace over the course of the year. These, together with basic protocols for password management and server audits, outline some of the key steps to prevent an attack.

5. A Tougher Stance on Data Privacy

Private information will appear in almost all video footage. Therefore, the safeguarding of personal data should be a fundamental principle in any organisation’s playbook. As privacy laws become more common for all forms of customer data, the same is true of video surveillance. Whilst regulations differ from country to country, a common theme is for businesses to ensure privacy is in-built to each step of the data flow. Following the ethos of ‘privacy by design’, the practice of privacy is interpreted differently by different organisations.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are two examples of recent regulation that have taken a tough stance on privacy. We may see regulations tighten even further over the course of the year as punishments range from litigation to multi-million pound fines. 

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