With technology developing at an exponential rate over the last 10 years, it’s now being used in many market sectors to develop products and systems that enhance our personal convenience in our daily lives.
The domestic, residential and commercial security market is no different. Modern methods of security now take advantage of the technologies that are emerging in other sectors and are incorporating them into their products and services.
Here are the security trends to look out for in 2022
- Artificial Intelligence
Products that are digitally connected and remotely controlled have seen a massive increase in the market sector over the past few years. The UK, for instance, has already seen this market sector increase to the tune of £5298 million in 2021, but this is expected to double in 2022.
One of the main features in Artificial Intelligence used in domestic, residential and commercial security products is remote technology. These products come in the form of face recognition products with connected cameras, locks, motion sensors and lighting systems.
The remote technology allows the user to activate and monitor their property when they’re away from their premises or indeed inside it. Equally, they can be sent alerts or images of their property if there’s a problem.
There are also cloud-based services that support automated sensors, such as hazard prevention devices including smoke, water and gas detectors, as well as speaker systems with integrated security properties.
CCTV and software systems have been used extensively in public places over the last 15 years or so, but one of the key trends for 2022 is the use of these systems by individuals. Personal home surveillance products are becoming more popular as people take advantage of the technology to protect their premises. The market has grown in 2021 and will continue to do so into 2022 and beyond.
These CCTV cameras and associated software integrate to provide access control, surveillance, boundary security, intruder sensors and sensor lighting – all in one system.
- Infrared and thermal cameras
Market growth of this sector has been relatively slow, mainly because of the prohibitive cost associated with them. However, the cost of these products has fallen significantly and are expected to become a key trend in 2022. They are particularly beneficial in areas of low light or nighttime security issues.
Using the same artificial intelligence technology, robots are expected to become a big trendsetter in 2022. They will complete tasks set and capture images, communicate their images immediately so that response is fast and effective.
- Drone detection and protection
Drones for domestic, residential and commercial surveillance are becoming more popular, and the trend looks like it’s going to continue into 2022. These ‘pocket drones’ fly up to 20ft and can monitor your premises for intruders, respond to trigger alarms, monitor access points and premise perimeters. They capture data and record footage before uploading it to dedicated cloud servers. The cloud servers are an important feature because if the intruder brings the drone down, they can still identify the situation which could be used for prosecution purposes.
- Cloud Computing
Cloud storage isn’t a new ‘kid on the block’, but it has become a safer data storage alternative to on-premise recording storage systems. This, in itself, reduces the chances of devices being rendered inoperable due to in-house software issues, whilst having all the benefits of constant monitoring and remote access without the additional costs of constant back-ups.
We are Glevum Security – award-winning security with over 20 years’ experience, servicing domestic, residential and commercial clients in and around the Gloucestershire area. If you’re looking for advice on security, then take a look at our website here or give us a call on 01452 729713 – we’d be happy to help!