Life in the 21st century is significantly supported by technology and innovation to a greater extent. Almost every sphere of our lives, from morning to night, is impacted by technology. This, of course, includes our security. Here, CCTV cameras for Security Surveillance have become an integral part of our lives. Be it home or office, and even roads and streets, cameras for security surveillance are everywhere.
The last couple of years witnessed more dependence on CCTV and security surveillance systems globally due to lockdowns and containment zones, restricting movements. The situation made people realize the importance of CCTV solutions for security surveillance of their home/office or loved ones.
Over the years, innovative technologies have disrupted the security surveillance space. However, the AI technology affect to security systems has been unprecedented. Going forward, the CCTV security systems may become even smarter by integrating more innovative technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
1) Hybrid is the new buzzword – Providing universal connectivity
From customers using their smartphones to security staff managing the video security surveillance, the technology implemented in the system has become invisible. So even if the processing takes place in the local server, remote data center, or device, everything remains ‘connected’ universally. And since the world learnt to live and operate in the hybrid mode, be it offices, schools, exhibitions, healthcare, and even cars, the security surveillance systems are no exception. While most security systems, preferably in key industry segments, have already adopted the hybrid model, the remaining ones will go the hybrid way by combining on-premise server, cloud, and edge technologies.
2) Zero trust networks – Ensuring safety from cyber threats
The growing adoption of a hybrid connected work culture has led to a flexible working environment. With this, more and more users connecting through public internet networks has become a routine.
With a fast-growing number of connections existing between devices, data centers, and networks, the option of securing the perimeter around an organization is simply outdated. In fact, it has become prone to cyber attacks, so a new approach has emerged called zero trust networks.
Zero trust networks means that the security profile of each device and app connecting to a network is evaluated every time it connects to the particular network. This approach will also affect the video security surveillance systems in many ways. As a result, regular software updates, secure boot, signed firmware, encrypted video/data, and secure identity are going to be the hygiene factors in customer solutions. This is going to be a transition from ‘good to have it’ to ‘should have it’.
3) Validating what’s real – Authenticating every video frame by frame
Similar to evaluating the profiles of connected devices and apps through the zero trust approach, it’s essential to authenticate the video footage captured by CCTV security cameras. Cases of manipulation of images and video footage after they have been captured are growing, thereby raising a question mark on their authenticity. There is a greater need for the security surveillance companies to have a provision of adding a digital signature to the video footage during the point of capture, frame by frame. This will authenticate that the video is an original capture of a particular CCTV camera and has not been tampered or manipulated in any way. This is an important addressable issue for the security surveillance industry, and so it may become essential to follow a standardized approach based on open-source software and initiatives.
4) The 5G technology – Benefiting surveillance industry from a cyber security perspective
The specialty of 5G, as we all must be aware, is about providing an excellent network performance (superior to the 4G) and better coverage to mobile phone customers. In the same way, the private players in the 5G network will have to show some interest in video surveillance solutions across multiple customer sites, which can bring in great benefits from the perspective of cyber security. Meanwhile, as more and more customers connect and expand the 5G network, the video surveillance will need to integrate seamlessly.
Moreover, the 5G technology will make wireless video surveillance more accessible for implementation in remote locations like deserts, coal mines, oil rigs, canyons, and other such places. Also, the impact of 5G on CCTV IP camera technology is going to be exceptional. A single 5G deployment will allow connecting more devices in an enterprise setup. It will also enable streaming high-quality video and data without any hindrance or data distortion. The faster 5G technology will penetrate, the better it will be for the security surveillance industry to reach out to diverse markets.
5) AI leads the way – Gaining a foothold in the surveillance industry
Human life has been exposed to artificial intelligence (AI) in more than one way. The technology has found acceptance in almost all industry segments, making our lives easier. However, AI is now not new to the surveillance industry, but still, it has a long way to go. Therefore, regulation and legislation related to the development and usage of AI-based technologies and applications should be developed at local, regional and global levels. And this should be followed by every company or institution that employs AI technology. This, in the longer run, will ensure that AI as a technology is implemented responsibly and ethically.
Furthermore, the integration of AI into the fundamental levels of technology – system-on-chip (SoC) – will witness the implementation of AI to optimize and enhance all aspects of video surveillance, from camera configuration to better image quality to analytics.
If you wish to know about trending technologies or innovative products in the security surveillance segment, you can contact VMukti Solutions Pvt. Ltd. – India’s leading company in advanced security surveillance solutions with a global clientele. Based in Ahmedabad, Vmukti Solutions is a winner of prestigious awards for its products, innovation, and technological advancements from globally recognized conglomerates like NASSCOM, Red Herring, and ISBA.
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