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i-PRO shares surveillance predictions for 2024

December 21, 2023  By  SP&T Staff


i-PRO recently shared its top four predictions for the physical security industry in 2024.

Customizable AI on-site learning ushers in the next level of AI adoption: 2024 will see further increases in AI adoption in the physical security market. Today, technology enables integrators and end users to train a camera’s AI analytic on-site to recognize unique objects that are important for a business to track or count. On-site AI training of edge devices can further enhance accuracy by recognizing logos on vehicles or uniforms, counting planes, forklifts, baby strollers, etc. This new stream of business intelligence data, harvested directly utilizing edge processing within security cameras, will enable more automated workflows while increasing operational efficiency and enhancing service quality. AI-based systems will soon be able to detect when people need assistance or notify when a floor is wet to prevent people from slipping, for example.

Fast-changing technology demands scalable, flexible, futureproof investments: Organizations will be under increased pressure in 2024 to invest in solutions that don’t become obsolete a short time after they are installed, or that limit them through closed platforms. i-PRO advises seeking out vendors and manufacturers with open platforms that collaborate freely with multiple third-party manufacturers. Equipment should be designed to take advantage of evolutions in AI and analytics without forklift upgrades.

More power comes to the edge: 2024 will see even more power come to the edge. Cameras with powerful processors will be able to do more edge processing of video data than ever before. Edge devices will soon be able to collaborate and combine their compute resources in ways similar to racks of servers in the cloud today. This will enable significantly more processing capabilities without overburdening the network and supporting infrastructure. Backend server expense will stay relatively low as more processing of AI-based analytics happens within edge devices like cameras and less video gets streamed back to servers for analysis.

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Privacy and cybersecurity receive even more scrutiny: AI and its subsets will receive increased scrutiny next year as executive orders and laws are enacted around the globe to further reduce infringements to privacy and ownership of personal data. The European Parliament’s Artificial Intelligence Act and the U.S. Blueprint for an A.I. Bill of Rights are early examples of a trend that will impact the security industry. Organizations will need to demonstrate transparency and compliance in the face of legislative changes and best practices that could change quickly. Video surveillance equipment will need to support evolving standards like NISTs FIPS 140-2 level 3 and the newer 140-3 standard to ensure the security system doesn’t become an attack vector.

“We anticipate a very busy year in 2024 as more companies mandate upgrades and expansions to security systems around the world,” said Hiroshi (Huey) Sekiguchi, CMO, i-PRO, in a statement. “With technology changing so quickly, it’s more important than ever to educate the industry about how these exciting technologies can be used to protect assets and generate revenue, all while complying with privacy regulations and cybersecurity best practices.”


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