The shooting at YouTube Headquarters on April 3rd, 2018 is another example of how quickly a business and the safety of everyone inside and outside of the building can be threatened. While recent events may seem to contradict this, we are hopeful when we think about the future of business security, which is quick to create and adopt new technologies to enhance safety.
Three people were wounded on April 3rd, but thankfully more weren’t injured because of the security protections YouTube has in place already which prevented the shooter from going into the building. There are many surprising details about this event, but one unsurprising fact is that this shooting will ultimately work in the long run of helping to create smarter law officials and technology used in recognizing and preventing malicious events. This is the future of business security.
Why We’re Optimistic Regarding The Future Of Business Security
Economic conditions are not just stable, they’re growing. This allows business security consumers to spend what they see fit to cover the seemingly ever-growing crime and terrorism threats.
Security Distributing and Marketing (SDM) predicts that “video surveillance is expected to have the highest sales potential, followed by monitoring.”
Capital spending is also growing and more companies will soon have access to more funds that will likely be spent on increasing their security devices and procedures. We recently wrote a series telling the story of one of our vendors who experienced a break-in before Christmas and is now prioritizing investing in a business security system. It’s imperative that companies be proactive in securing their physical building and property to prevent something like what happened to The Marketing Squad.
These are benefits we expect to see taking place in the near future. Below is what the somewhat distant future of business security might look like.
What The Future Of Business Security Might Look Like
Drones, robots, and artificial intelligence systems are disrupting every industry, including business security. The classic security system includes a surveillance camera, access control, fire alarms, and audio detection. All of which we gladly provide our customers.
But what does the future of securing your business look like? Bomb detecting and diffusing robots are employed by our military. Who says that robots might not be the new access control and gatekeepers of businesses everywhere in the next five or 10 years?
The International Security Conference (ISC) is coming up and we are excited to attend and learn about all the fascinating emerging technology. This year, ISC is hosting the second annual Unmanned Security Expo which will focus on aerial drones and ground robotics used for security applications. We will be writing a wrap up blog on this event, so keep an eye open to see what we learned!
The rate of how quickly technology seems to be expanding into every industry is exciting and the possibilities are almost limitless. Even when these exciting innovations are implemented, there is no such thing as taking too many precautions when your safety and the safety of your employees may be at risk. To find out if there are any holes in your current security system, register for a free business security assessment.