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Growing Security Guard Trends for 2022

by Sentry Security - Published on 6/21/2022 00:00

Technology and innovation are becoming increasingly important to the success and quality of service provided by security firms. There has been a recent uptick in the demand for tools and applications that help managers keep tabs on their workers from afar. Mobile guard tour systems and other touchless or low-contact equipment are preferred by security personnel. As few shared items and surfaces as possible are preferable. With just their smartphones and the Patrol Points app, security officers can conduct full patrols. Moreover, they can check their schedules and file incident reports remotely.

The following are the growing security guard trends in 2022:

1. A new era of intelligent GSOCs (Global Security Operations Centers) is emerging.

Camera feeds, officer schedules, and other routine security matters are all monitored in GSOCs, which have been operating for quite some time. The GSOC, though, is expected to evolve as data continues to grow in significance, transitioning into a hub for keeping tabs on and assessing potential threats. The next generation of Smart GSOCs will be integrated with on-site technologies, allowing them to keep an eye on things like social media mentions, employee travel, and other possible threats without relying solely on video footage. In order to mitigate potential threats, GSOCs will use a preventative strategy. With this new responsibility, security analysts will have a big impact on the future of security.

2. In-home video surveillance through the internet.

There has been a rise in the demand for remote video surveillance in place of manned security posts among businesses that outsource their security needs. While the cost of the cameras and other equipment may seem high at first, many businesses have found that remote monitoring really helps them save money in the long run by reducing their overall security budgets.

However, unlike a human guard, cameras can't see behind corners, so some crimes may go undiscovered. Consequently, "hold harmless" or "liquidated damages" terminology connected to the restrictions of video cameras should be included in the wording of contracts. If a crime occurs and is not caught on video, the company may be at risk of legal action.

3. The use of artificial intelligence will soon become ubiquitous.

Artificial intelligence is currently widely used in the security sector. A growing number of businesses are seeing the benefits of AI and are developing creative new uses for AI tools. Along with automated number plate recognition (ANPR), automated event alerts (AnEA), and false alarm reduction (FAR), artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are being used in more areas, such as fall detection for the elderly, surface detection, and the detection of personal protective equipment (PPE).

4. Cloud Services

One of the many benefits of making the switch to the cloud is the ability to scale up security solutions easily and affordably in step with business expansion. Many security systems have adopted the SaaS (Software as a service) concept to achieve this degree of adaptability on a recurring payment basis. The expense and hassle of maintaining on-premises hardware and data storage, which can quickly become obsolete as businesses and technologies develop, are eliminated in a fully cloud-based model. However, there are some platforms that can integrate with various camera models, allowing for a speedy and inexpensive upgrade of otherwise dated hardware. With the help of cloud computing, more advanced security technologies, such as machine learning, can be used, and the industry can benefit from more communication and teamwork.

These are a few items on a growing list of security trends for the security guard industry. Sentry Security is here to help you with all your security needs. Visit our website or give us a call today!