Security is essential and crucial in people’s lives. If we live in a world of paranoia, then we won’t get anything done. That’s why security systems are continuously improving themselves in the physical and digital world. Trends are also forming because of this, and if you’re interested to find out, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are some trends and insights as to how security systems have improved:
Since its discovery and invention, the security industry has been obsessed with biometrics. However, back then, it was an expensive investment, costing thousands of dollars per installment. But costs have been reduced since then due to improvements in manufacturing and improved understanding of biometrics. Now, biometric scanners are found everywhere, and they are a staple in smartphones and even laptops.
Biometrics is the new first line of defense in security. It’s usually where most security systems start. Essentially, biometrics is a security defense that utilizes biological measurements such as your eyes, face, and fingerprint. It’s so advanced now that even twins can be identified from each other. These advancements also ensure that hackers can’t get deep fake their way into people’s phones.
It’s expected that this market will gain about $3 billion in investments in the coming years or at least half of that. Most of it will further improve the technology, making it much cheaper and more accessible to consumers.
Security apps are one of the essential addition to security systems this decade. It makes monitoring these systems more convenient. It can also make it much easier to manage and handle.
Do you ever feel paranoid whenever you’re going out with your family? You might not be able to leave your home for a few days because of this paranoia. Worry not. Security apps can help you monitor your home even if you’re a thousand miles away. You can check your CCTV cameras through apps and any history of attempted entry into your home. This should make you feel a lot more comfortable leaving your home.
However, homes aren’t the only things affected by security apps. Various institutions are benefitting from them as well. For example, many schools have alert systems they can now send to parents and guardians. This is helpful during natural and artificial disasters. Companies can also now do the same. In addition, government institutions are using it to keep people updated.
Apps are an amazing way to connect people when it comes to their security. It’s one way people can be notified about impending disasters. It’s also one way you can monitor your home’s security wherever you are in the world.
Mobile and Cybersecurity
Mobile and cybersecurity are becoming the most fundamental points of security systems in every individual and every country. A society that lags behind these two can easily be broken down into pieces by organized hackers.
About 155 million records were exposed from the one thousand or so data breaches that happened in 2020. These records reached various darknet markets, being sold to the highest bidder so people could blackmail them. Moreover, some can use it to steal people’s identities and grab whatever financials they have.
Identity theft is the most common form of cybercrime, clocking in at 4.8 million reports of such a crime in 2020. It costs Americans billions of dollars and the government billions more just to handle it. This is why mobile and cybersecurity are receiving huge amounts of funding this year.
It’s a fundamental threat to society, and we are finding new ways to combat it. Through ethical hackers and network penetration testing, we can find holes in systems that hackers would utilize. We are also making our networks a lot safer and more secure through advanced encryption methods. These are all occurring trends in real-time, and they are improving in real-time too.
Mobile and cybersecurity are at the forefront of our privacy safety. It’s getting the funding it needs, and hopefully, it’ll be enough.
Lastly, we have smart security systems. Smart security systems are becoming the main form of home security this year. Smart doorbells, smart cameras, and even smart alarms now exist to keep your family safe.
Smart security devices also excel in proactive security measures. It can keep track of attempted entries and even suspicious individuals in your neighborhood. During times of home break-ins, it can automatically call the authorities. They can even do it silently.
There are so many functions that smart devices can do, and when working in conjunction with your mobile security apps, you have 360-degrees of security that you can monitor anywhere.
The trends of the security industry are all about accessibility and digital safety. It’s also about making the management of our security systems a lot more bearable than before.
Fascinated with the women of ENIAC, Apriya started taking an interest in technology at 11 years old. Today, she keeps herself busy by following trends and innovation in the world of tech.