Security is a holistic matter in a commercial and corporate environment. There should always be a significant focus on physical security because threats from trespassers, burglars, thieves, and corporate spies will always be present. At the same time, the current digital environment calls for a more robust cybersecurity infrastructure that will protect an enterprise from digital and cyber threats: hackers, hacktivists, data thieves, malware, spyware, and more.
Knowing about these security threats isn’t enough, however. The environment and technologies behind them constantly evolve, making it crucial for organizations to update their security infrastructure.
This article discusses the 2023 commercial security trends you need to know about.
Physical Security Technology
Commercial security trends for on-site security systems are shifting towards improved usability. The workforce shortage is a big concern in physical commercial security because of high training and labor costs. There is also a growing preference for security systems that one or few specialists can man.
These are the security trends we’re seeing for commercial users this year.
Artificial intelligence has progressed tremendously in the past year alone, and its reach has extended to surveillance and security solutions. Video surveillance is valuable to physical security, but it is mainly passive and reactive. Unless full-time security staff monitors the security cameras, businesses and companies can only react to threats after the fact instead of during or before.
With AI, video surveillance can help predict and prevent threats instead of passively recording crime footage. There is now a greater focus in supporting real-time security response instead of capturing HD videos. For example, AI can enhance smart cameras’ ability to identify real threats (i.e., people in restricted areas versus birds flying too close to the camera or stray cats jumping over fences) and trigger security alarms before trespassers enter the building.
In sum, 2023 commercial security trends for surveillance and physical security solutions primarily feature harnessing AI technology to help security personnel achieve more while doing less.
Security for smart technologies
Smart systems developed from AI technology. The idea of integrating mechanical operations into an automatic, wireless network was exciting, and the public immediately got behind it, making smart technologies integral to commercial and home security trends.
With cyber threats becoming more sophisticated, it is imperative to implement safeguards to prevent hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in smart systems.
Endpoints are some of the most vulnerable points in offices and establishments with integrated smart technologies. Endpoints are physical devices that connect to your virtual network. Smart office endpoints include laptops, mobile phones, smart televisions, light management systems, automatic curtains, and thermostats.
Advanced hackers can penetrate secure networks by hacking these devices. Hence, we expect IoT physical security solutions to develop further this year.
Innovative video deterrence solutions
More home security trends are making their way into physical security solutions for commercial users:
- Smart locks with remote, real-time video and audio communication capabilities
- Night and thermal vision cameras with improved battery life
- More open smart ecosystems that can accommodate diverse devices, manufacturing brands, and operating systems
- AI-powered anomaly detection systems that can be used to monitor equipment and environmental factors (i.e., temperature and air quality) and trip alarms when safety thresholds are crossed
- New security technology with far-improved, 24/7 imaging capabilities that use infrared (IR) and visible-light imaging to capture video or photo images in vivid color, even in dim lighting
- CCTV cameras with machine-learning technology that reduces visual noise to capture clear and crisp images
Commercial and home security trends are intrinsically linked because consumers naturally want the best products. People in charge of on-site security for businesses and offices will look toward home security innovations and explore the possibility of applying them to their businesses.
With cybersecurity threats getting more sophisticated, there’s an even greater need for a zero-trust cybersecurity strategy.
As the name suggests, zero trust is an IT security model that operates with the belief that no one and nothing is trustworthy. Threats can come from outside and within a network, so everyone seeking access must undergo a strict identity verification process. Many refer to the zero-trust approach as a castle-and-moat setup because of this.
Trust is a vulnerability in zero trust cybersecurity, and this puts everyone, regardless of position, on even ground. This means rank-and-file employees to C-level executives must follow security guidelines like changing passwords monthly and installing multi-factor authentication for network logins. Experts say zero trust will continue to factor heavily into 2023 commercial security trends.
Sustainable Security Technology
Growing environmental awareness propels the move towards more eco-friendly security solutions. While power consumption is inevitable, many companies compensate by choosing manufacturers that prioritize low-carbon initiatives and waste reduction and produce devices with longer lifespans. Products constructed and packaged with recyclable materials also have higher appeal to companies and brands committed to meeting their sustainability goals.
Stay on Top of Security Threats With the Latest On-Site and Cybersecurity Solutions
It pays to know how security evolves and keeps up with real-life and cyber threats. The best way to stay safe is to assume that hackers, burglars, and thieves will only get better, so there is no choice but to update your security infrastructure and upgrade when possible constantly. Investing in security is not always cheap, but spending money to secure your business is better than incurring losses due to a failed security system.
For your and your stakeholders’ peace of mind, consult physical and cybersecurity experts to protect your business from 2023 onwards.
Aeon Systems, a one-stop shop for residential and commercial security systems and services, can offer sound advice and solutions to meet your security needs. The company also offers 24/7 alarm monitoring and customer support as reinforcement for your on-site security. For details, call 817-466-9079 or reach out through our Contact Us page.