Top Trends in Security for 2016

As 2015 winds down, we take a look at what’s trending in surveillance security for the new year. 2016 will probably not be defined by its technological advances, but by the spread and integration of several new technologies that have already been introduced. As more businesses integrate video surveillance with the data their systems already collect, they are prepared to evolve and adopt emerging future trends in security.


Here are four key trends to look forward to:


  1. Integration

When questionable issues or losses show up in receipts or in inventory, being able to show the perpetrator in the act of committing the crime gives the business owner irrefutable proof that the act is taking place and who is doing it. Business intelligence solutions, such as Trends by 3x Logic, tie together video feeds and reporting to give business owners a cohesive picture of the incident. These reports can be used as evidence, in employee termination or in court, if the case goes to trial. In addition, video surveillance data can be integrated with access control and intrusion systems to create actionable business insights that can create a more efficient work place and improve your bottom line.


  1. The race to zero

Smaller restaurants and retail shops have been experimenting with inexpensive lines of cameras and equipment that are flooding the market. These businesses are learning that these low cost products lack the quality that they have come to expect from full-featured solutions. When the hard drive, mother-boards or fan fails to operate, they have to be replaced - adding unexpected expenses to the company’s budget.


In reality, robust systems are a better investment than repeated purchases for lower quality equipment, especially with 5-year warranties and maintenance that total surveillance solution companies offer. No matter what size, all businesses need a quality surveillance security system.


  1. Health monitoring of IP systems

2015’s focus on being proactive with surveillance maintenance is likely to continue into 2016. The simple addition of a server to existing surveillance systems ensures your system is running at full capacity and you are receiving notifications when issues are encountered. This relatively inexpensive ‘insurance policy’ is especially important for large organizations with multiple locations.


  1. Mobile access on the rise

As we discussed in a previous post, mobile apps will be increasingly relevant in access control and credential login. Many companies are now using mobile devices to manage and access multiple locations, or those that operate 24/7, remotely. Mobile devices allow access to video-supported business intelligence almost immediately.


It remains to be seen how many organizations will invest in mobile credential login through bluetooth and wifi technology, as the technology becomes simpler and more mainstream. As the demand for this new biometric technology expands, more diverse usage is sure to be discovered.


We are looking forward to a very progressive and productive 2016, creating customized, integrated video surveillance solutions for businesses, like yours.



Mark Nazarenus
Mark Nazarenus is the President of ITech Digital. Mark is an experienced security professional that partners with organizations across the nation to design custom security solutions for industries like retail, restaurants, warehouse and commercial buildings, K-12 schools and colleges.
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