The face of the international private security sector is rapidly evolving as corporate clients and businesses continue their migration into the digital era.
They are turning to experts to provide more than just important advice on the most suitable systems and professional installation services. Importantly, they need specialists to operate and maintain them to ensure a maximum return-on-investment.
This trend will continue to gain momentum, considering the rapid rate of advances being made in digital technologies, as well as the Internet of Things, or “IoT” as a driver of many developments in security. This includes Internet Protocol, or “IP” networking, which has become a major trend in the global security arena.
Some examples of technologies that have already had a far-reaching impact on the global security industry include biometric fingerprint access, or card identification systems. Both also rely heavily upon sophisticated camera surveillance technologies that can clearly identify people and objects in all conditions.
Meanwhile, the convergence of hardware into end-to-end solutions is addressing specific security challenges. It also makes it easier for clients to purchase, install and implement technologies, while allowing them to benefit from a greater return on their investment.
Importantly, these technologies are also driving integration of the traditional security function with information technology, or “IT”.
This is also demonstrated by the rapid growth of the electronic security component of the overall industry supply chain.
Many traditional security companies that previously only provided guarding activities have diversified into the provision of specialised electronic security technologies and services.
Meanwhile, large electronics manufacturers have also migrated into the field as demand for increasingly cutting-edge security technologies continues to grow.
Siemens and Nashua are only two examples of large electronics manufacturers that have successfully diversified into this market.
Essentially, the lines that previously separated the various components of the security value chain no longer exist.
Manufacturers, importers and installers are all classified as participants in the private-security sector, driving greater integration between the various sub-sectors, albeit that this has complicated the important regulation of all of these entities.
Certainly, those partnerships with access to technology, as well as the necessary expertise and skill in security will have the greatest competitive edge in the market.
For many security specialists, the focus is now on raising the capabilities of manpower in the electronic components of the supply chain and integrating them with traditional security capabilities.
This is an imperative, considering that the demand for high-level or specialist skills will continue to grow as more clients realise the many advantages of these technologies.
For example, remote and professional hosting, as well as the monitoring of video transmitted from clients’ sites frees up internal resources that could be better deployed elsewhere. They also improve service levels, enabling better device-management and, importantly, strengthen cyber security.
Another trend that points to the rapidly evolving security industry and the skills that the industry now demands is the expanded use of analytics.
This includes new camera and software capabilities that have merged with real-time analytics to address several security challenges, including facial recognition, forensic analysis and perimeter protection.
This transcends recent advances in camera technologies, such as thermal imaging and enhanced low-light capabilities. While these are major breakthroughs in the field, they are only generating more footage that needs to be watched and reviewed.
Considering the extent of data that is now being garnered, security companies are also evolving to become more adept at deep learning technologies.
As computers become more advanced, data can be analysed to predict behaviors in certain typical locations or environments to preempt incidents and bolster security.
Havensec Solutions is highly regarded for its extensive experience, cutting-edge equipment and infrastructure, as well as skilled teams.
We work closely with our clients to develop and implement a comprehensive security solution for their unique needs.
They include our expertise in the field of personal body guarding, armed escorts, surveillance and information gathering, debugging of private and office spaces, covert cameras, undercover agents and polygraphs, as well as private and civil investigations.
This holistic security offering, founded upon tried-and-tested best practices, is a pro-active response to the interrelated nature of today’s businesses by offering an integrated security framework that provides stronger protection against real threats.