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Genetec shares top 2024 physical security trends

Genetec shares top 2024 physical security trends

Genetec share top 2024 physical security trends

MONTRÉAL – Genetec has shared its top predictions for the physical security industry in 2024.

To start with, Genetec has predicted that IT and physical security teams will become more united. The company said that in the coming year, organizations will look to optimize collaboration between IT and physical security teams.

Genetec said that physical security leaders are increasingly integrating IT expertise into their departments. Simultaneously, Security Operations (SecOps) are said to be broadening their function to address physical security risks, leveraging data from both groups.

“The need for unified, cloud-connected physical security solutions will increase as cross-departmental collaboration expands,” Genetec wrote. “This unified and connected view will help teams get a complete picture of systems and changing threats while enabling them to use data more effectively.”

 Next, the company believes that access control modernization will top tech investments.

“Modernizing access control will remain a top priority in 2024. To ease upgrade complexities, many organizations will shift to a hybrid-cloud model and deploy cloud-ready access control solutions. This will deliver continuous innovation and cybersecurity updates that reinforce security from doors to networks,” said Genetec.

Genetec also believes there will be greater demand for open access control solutions, with businesses increasingly looking for the flexibility to add and connect the best technologies available and predicting it will include everything from building management systems and life and safety solutions to mobile credentials.

“Many organizations will also reach a breaking point in managing separate video and access control systems,” they added. “Striving for more efficiencies, leaders will take steps towards system unification.  This will simplify system monitoring and maintenance tasks, leading to higher output and cost savings across the enterprise.”

Other predictions in 2024 include the rise of Hybrid-cloud adoption, and the growth of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and associated data creating demand for analytics.

Recent research of over 5,500 physical security professionals conducted by Genetec found that 44% of organizations already have over a quarter of their physical security deployment in a cloud or hybrid-cloud environment. And 60% of organizations say they prefer hybrid-cloud as a long-term strategy. So, as cloud adoption rises, there will be growing interest in new plug-and-play, cloud-ready appliances that not only streamline access to cloud services but also enhance computing power at the edge.

As for IIoT devices, the market is reportedly seeing a surge in the availability of physical security devices and IIoT sensors. Organizations across various industries are eagerly adopting these technologies, Genetec said, not only to increase the diversity of data in their security deployments but also to break down siloes between systems and retrieve valuable information.

Their full list of predictions can be found by visiting blog/industry/physical-security-trends-for-2024.


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