Here’s the bad news – Pro-Vigil’s recent “The State of Physical Security” survey found that 91% of businesses believe physical security incidents will increase or stay the same in 2023.
It’s clear that crime is here to stay as thieves look to take advantage of economic uncertainty and ongoing supply chain issues to hit businesses where it hurts.
Now to the good news! The physical security industry has never been stronger – especially when it comes to video surveillance and Remote Video Monitoring (RVM).
New innovations are paving the way for the future of earlier crime detection and deterrence. To get an inside look at where video surveillance is headed in 2023 and how far technology will advance this year, we picked Pro-Vigil Founder Jeremy White’s brain.
Relying on his experience in the industry, Jeremy looked into his crystal ball to give us a look at his top three predictions for video surveillance and physical security this year:
“AI Becomes Hyper-focused“
In the year ahead, artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to hold its ground as a driver of innovation in physical security. Security integrators are using AI for more specialized use cases influenced by evolving threats in the real world, the economy and rising costs.
Think about a marijuana grow facility for example. Hyper-focused AI can be used to detect suspicious activity, but also assist with business functions like the automation of counting volume and size of plants.
These hyper-focused AI use cases will start to blur the line between security and tech companies, ultimately providing more value to customers and allowing companies to do much more than just physical security and asset protection.
“Virtual Guards at the Forefront“
In 2023, we will continue to see digital transformation in security as virtual guards with RVM replace physical guards to protect assets.
Rising theft and overall costs, along with persistent hiring challenges, continue to make the prospect of employing guards that much harder.
Not to mention that with RVM, businesses are presented with a method that’s more effective for half the price.
Security guards cannot be everywhere at once, but surveillance cameras with crime deterrence features can be added and scaled up to meet the needs of any sized business – RVM simply cannot be beat as a security strategy.
“Improved Crime Detection with 4K“
The widespread rollout of 4K digital video surveillance cameras hit a snag with the supply chain and electronics shortage issues of the past few years.
With many of those constraints easing, 4K remains a focus and we will see more of these cameras deployed to provide the best crime detection possible at businesses around the country.
These cameras are allowing AI-powered systems to become more knowledgeable than ever, feeding them millions of data points every day to enable more efficient crime detection and deterrence.
2023 is sure to be a year packed with innovation and success for the physical security industry – with video surveillance poised to help deter more incidents than ever before.
If you’re looking to step up security in 2023 or would like to learn how to partner with Pro-Vigil on a security strategy that keeps thieves and vandals out, contact us today.