Internet of Things (IoT)

Round Table
What Are The Security Challenges Of The Enterprise Market?

Enterprise customers provide a large, and very lucrative, business opportunity for the physical security market. These customers include big global companies with plenty of revenue to spend and employees and facilities to protect. As a group, enterprise customers also tend to be a demanding lot, requiring systems that are large, scalable, that can operate across a wide geographic area, and that provide top-notch system performance. Enterprise customers set the standards of performance for the en...

Commentary
Physical Security Has To Adapt To A New Age Of Internet Security In 2018

The most important trend that developed in 2017 was the increasing focus on cybersecurity. As more and more devices move to the Internet of Things (IoT) model to provide added convenience and intelligence, the ability of hackers to use those devices to infiltrate systems – and the need for oversight to protect organizations – has also increased. Another trend we saw was an increase in the number of compliance and audit requirements related to physical security. An example of this i...

Commentary
Why 2018 Needs More Intelligence And Integration To Drive The Industry

  Demand for video surveillance equipment continued to grow rapidly in 2017 with price competition remaining intense. The important trends in 2017 were in three areas: Multi-sensor technology, artificial intelligence/deep learning, and stronger integration with VMS partners. Security professionals are turning to emerging technologies such as multi-sensor panoramic cameras, which can dramatically increase situational awareness, improve operator efficiency, and are more cost-eff...

Commentary
Why Collaboration In The Security Industry Is Needed To Increase Cybersecurity In 2018

2017 demonstrated the need for increased safety, security, and collaboration. We predicted that there would be an increase in the role of cybersecurity in 2017, and without a doubt there was great focus around the need for stronger network security protocols. Growing Focus On Cybersecurity Cybersecurity continues to be top of mind and organizations demand solutions that are cyber-secure. Manufacturers, integrators, and end-users must actively collaborate to develop policies and solutions that...

Commentary
Learning To Combine The Cloud And On-Premise Security In 2018

This time last year, we predicted 2017 would be the year digital identities began transforming trusted access and other interactions in physical and online environments. Continuous Authentication Experience Demand grew for unified identity and access management systems supporting both cards and cellphone devices. Trusted identities began bridging the gap between connected workers and smart buildings. We saw new IoT use cases that employ location services technologies to create a continuo...

Corporate
VIVOTEK And Trend Micro Announce Partnership To Tackle Cybersecurity

VIVOTEK, the IP surveillance solution provider, and Trend Micro Incorporated, cybersecurity solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to offer cutting-edge cyber-defense solutions. With VIVOTEK’s experience in IP surveillance and Trend Micro’s extensive expertise in cybersecurity, the partnership enables users to enjoy higher levels of network security when deploying VIVOTEK’s network cameras, and strengthen defences in response to the emerging security challenges of th...

Events
ISC West 2018 Releases Line-up For Show, Sponsored By SIA

ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), is the largest converged security event of the year, constantly evolving to educate security professionals on the tools and skills needed to protect against today’s emerging cyber-physical security and safety threats, and the anticipated ones of tomorrow. ISC West debuted its SIA Education@ISC session lineup for the 2018 show. These 85+ plus accredited sessions, covering a range of industry topics, are designed to arm attende...

Commentary
SIA Predicts Top Physical Security Trends For 2018

In the wake of Securing New Ground event in New York City in 2016, the Security Industry Association (SIA) published an inaugural “Security Megatrends” report that assessed for major “megatrends” for the security industry in 2017. 10 Major Megatrends Only days ago, SIA published “Security Megatrends: The 2018 Vision for the Security Industry,” again identifying 10 major megatrends to watch in the year ahead. SIA saw a great deal of activity unfold in 2017, a...

Commentary
IP Convergence And IoT Drove Security Camera Market In 2017

This year has unfolded generally as predicted. Complete solutions have enabled IP video to further penetrate the small to medium business markets. IP convergence opened up new fast-growing markets for IP intercoms and IP audio systems. The preponderance of IoT devices has driven cybersecurity efforts to new heights. In addition, lower prices, along with the increasing investment needed in R&D to keep pace with rapidly changing technology, have led to market consolidation. IoT Creates Oppor...

Commentary
Security System Interoperability To Become Standard In 2018

At ONVIF, we believe our perspective for 2017 turned out to be reasonably accurate. We did see an increasing interest for interoperability all the way to system-to-system level; not only within the security industry, but also in neighbouring industries where the prospects for IoT have drastically improved. I believe the industry as such has matured in its relation to IoT and today we can imagine how IoT will play a part of smarter and safer system deployments. Increased Cybersecurity Threat T...

Commentary
How IoT And Cloud-based Security Will Make Cities Safer In 2018

In 2017 we saw a lot of new construction projects, and many existing buildings upgraded their security systems to include high-resolution cameras and better-quality recording systems. Because the economy is stronger, many businesses and municipalities increased their security budgets for large-scale and public projects due to terrorism threats in public places.   Smart Cities Became More Popular One of the bigger trends we saw in 2017 is the growing popularity of sm...

Commentary
Video surveillance and access control data will allow users to see the bigger picture in 2018

As we take a look back on 2017, there are a number of trends we need to highlight — all of which have redefined our industry. Cybersecurity played a huge role in physical security, driven by the increase in the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the overall interconnectivity between devices and expanding cloud technologies. Although exceptionally beneficial, the IoT also brings with it an increased amount of cyber vulnerabilities. As security systems are using the Internet more and m...