Dr. Bob Banerjee, Sr. Director of Training and Development, NICE Systems
Sunil Jose, Product Manager – Operations Surveillance, Baker Hughes
Steve Tangert, Associate Product Marketing Manager Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
What are some of the hot button trends shaping the security industry? Some may surprise you.
Take for example video. Historically, the most common way that organizations used video forensically was after an incident took place. But the next evolution of video analytics is about to dramatically change this. Video analytics have indeed matured over the years, moving from the “CSI” phase where everyone’s expectations of the technology were very high, to a more realistic state…and now it seems, back to the future again.
When we look at the future of video analytics – there are other trends to take note of as well. For example, machine learning now allows cameras to adapt to their environment and decide for themselves what is normal. And the ability to share analytics among devices means cameras can guide each other as to where to look, and how far to zoom in to capture the real detail.
Outside of video analytics, another trend involves consolidating and correlating data from all types of sensors and systems for better situational awareness. But could organizations be missing out on a bigger point? After all, it’s not possible to put surveillance cameras and video analytics everywhere. But with a mobile app and a smartphone, a human being can be an effective sensor too. One click on a mobile app is just about all it would take for a person to alert of a security threat, safety issue, or operational problem. Now imagine that person can instantly send and share video, pictures, and their GPS location with a centralized command center too.
One final trend that amazes is how easily organizations are discovering new ways to leverage traditional security technology for other uses – as varied as keeping oil rigs drilling safely and efficiently, to delivering a better customer experiences for transit riders.
We invite you to sit in our session at ASIS 2014 (‘Five Key Physical Security Trends to Watch’) on October 1, 2014 for a deeper dive into these hot topics and more.