By Mike French | January 11, 2023
Security professionals can never rest. Finding time to pause and look over the horizon can seem impossible when so many pressing demands exist in the here and now. That feels more true today than ever before.
- Risk of security demands outpacing organizational change
- Continued security convergence and integration
- A new focus on the long-term value of physical security
- Long-term plans to support hybrid working
- More cyber-aware employees, customers & criminals
- Zero-Trust leaps to physical security
- Continued growth in analytics
- Monitoring space utilization becomes increasingly important
The past three years have been a whirlwind of disruption as we’ve navigated the security and logistical challenges of COVID lockdowns and the resulting return-to-work plans. And does anyone feel like their organization has gotten back to normal? Let’s be honest: there won’t ever be a return to normal. Public and private life has permanently changed, and we need to start thinking about security differently.
And while many of the physical security trends from 2022 are ones we continue to face, we wanted to share some thoughts on what 2023 will hold for security professionals.
Real Time Networks has pulled together some of the top trends we expect to see in physical security in 2023. These items emphasize the role of our specialty: smart technology. We compiled these trends using insights from conversations with law enforcement and security professionals across North America and the UK over the past year.
Physical Security Smart Technology Trends
Smart tech will enable new physical security practices in 2023 and beyond
Real Time Networks sees many interesting challenges and opportunities on the horizon for physical security teams. More than most teams should try to tackle on their own. Instead of going it alone, work with a reliable security and business system provider that can find the best, smartest ways to automate your security operations. Find new efficiencies to better protect the health and safety of your personnel and stay ahead of the competition in 2023 and beyond.
CEO at Real Time Networks