Advancements in artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and video analytics technology continue to transform physical security at a lightning pace. Everyday security companies are working to incorporate new technologies into their product lines.

The most innovative companies are those that employ new technologies and creative approaches to solve their customer's most complex physical security challenges.

In this post, we’ll discuss the top emerging trends in physical security technology to follow in 2019.

1. Transition to software-centric solutions

By 2023 the physical security market size is expected to grow from $84.1 billion in 2018 to $119.4 billion.

Historically, growth in the physical security market was lead by steady innovations within the hardware segment. As market trends show, the times have changed. Industries like physical security have gone digital.

The solutions of the future are software-centric, enabling organizations to eliminate data silos with one unified platform.

2. Closing the operations gap

Software-centric solutions deliver value by providing security personnel access to information about space use. With a deeper understanding of their space, security personnel can drive operational efficiencies for a broad group of stakeholders across their organization.

For example, enabling security personnel to identify blind spots within their environment help facilities and management make strategic decisions about device use and placement.

3. When IoT meets AI

As the number of IoT devices continues to rise and the amount of data grows exponentially in tandem, artificial intelligence will become a pertinent tool for optimal decision-making practices.

AI-powered security solutions will enable organizations to continue minimizing risk with predictive analytics.

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