5 Security Trends to Watch Out for in 2023

As we head into a new year, we’re taking our annual look at the security trends that are set to emerge or experience more widespread adoption in 2023.

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As we head into a new year, we’re taking our annual look at the security trends that are set to emerge or experience more widespread adoption in 2023.

Physical security meets cyber security

With the issue of cybercrime growing considerably over the past few years, it’s no surprise that the focus of security solutions has made a shift into the digital world. But whilst this might be the case, there is no denying the fact that physical security still has a vital role to play.

Physical assets remain a lucrative focal point for thieves, making it more important than ever to match the effort we put in to cybersecurity with what we do for physical security.

For 2023, the convergence of physical and cyber security will provide an added layer of protection, especially for businesses. The use of access control systems, combined with CCTV, and the mainstream introduction of high security biometric entry technology will help to ensure that physical security won’t be compromised should a cyber breach occur.

Contactless security

Contactless technology has become hugely important post-Covid, due to the strong reaction against physical contact. It’s also about the user experience, with people increasingly wanting things to be instant and simple.

Contactless security is therefore, unsurprisingly, becoming more commonplace. Biometric access, using the likes of fingerprints, iris scans and facial recognition to identify authorised personnel for physical access into a building or specific part of it, is already becoming the norm, whilst other contactless entry technologies that are set to be even  more widely adopted during 2023 and beyond include Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and smartphone NFC (Near Field Communication) keyless entry, as well as QR code entry for temporary access.

For added security, multi-factor authentication (MFA), the use of more than one method of identification, is likely to become more widely adopted, as organisations batten down the hatches, making it harder for would-be unauthorised entrants to gain access.

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a smart technology, able to detect abnormal behaviour and flag exceptions to the norm so that action can be taken to thwart security breaches.

A combined access control and CCTV system with AI incorporated has the ability to determine whether entry credentials match the person, allowing for the interception of unauthorised entry and credential sharing.

AI-driven pattern recognition is set to be widely integrated into CCTV and video surveillance systems for 2023 and beyond, allowing businesses to stay ahead of physical threats without the need for continuous and costly human monitoring.

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interconnected devices and sensors. This technology has already started to transform the way physical security systems are monitored and managed, and will continue to be more widely adopted in the coming year.

IoT sensors have the ability to monitor the performance of security equipment by detecting anomalies in vibrations and sounds. As part of a smart security system, these sensors will prompt the issuing of alerts to relevant personnel to deal with any underperforming elements before they put the security of the premises at risk.

The mobile first workplace

70% of employees work through mobile devices, with 200 million worldwide using mobile business apps. What’s more, 84% of decision makers plan to increase spending on mobile applications that drive employee productivity, reduce costs and enhance customer satisfaction.

The mobile workplace is a place that offers a host of benefits. Its core objective is to make employees as productive as possible, whether they are at their desks, in the field or working remotely. It’s all about equipping staff with the tools they need to do their jobs more efficiently, putting those tools conveniently at their fingertips, and connecting processes so that everything within a business works more cohesively.

Smartphone applications will increasingly be employed in 2023 to control physical security systems. Managers will have fingertip control over who has access to certain zones and facilities, and will be able to set those controls from wherever they happen to be working.

Security analytics will collate rich data insights from a suite of IoT connected devices, delivering them into the hands of decision makers via their smart devices, helping to inform security and operational strategies.

Secure your future with tailored advice from Barry Bros Security

The fact that physical security systems are constantly evolving, combined with the point that security threats are becoming increasingly prominent and sophisticated, makes it doubly important to stay up to date with the latest security trends.

To ensure your physical security is up to date and protecting you against the latest risks, it is highly recommended to consult with an experienced security company that specialises in multi-later physical security. A company that will assess your current security measures, and recommend improvements or upgrades for better physical protection.

At Barry Bros Security, whilst our history dates back seven decades, we are always focused on the future. Our experts stay ahead of emerging trends and are constantly looking to add value and improve security for our clients.

For all the latest security solutions for your home or business, you are welcome to get in touch for tailored advice, or pay a visit to our London showroom to browse our extensive product range.

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Regardless of the type of premises you are looking to protect, Barry Bros Security has the solution. Contact us today for expert advice and the benefit of decades of experience in the security industry.