A Look Into the Future: What Will the Video Surveillance Industry Look Like in 10 Years?

Things don’t stand still for long, and that’s certainly true when it comes to the future of video surveillance technology and the industry around it. There have already been so many innovations and improvements over the last 10 years, so what is the next decade going to have in store?

We’re going to talk about some of the changes and improvements we can expect to see over the course of the years to come. There are certainly changes afoot and developments already in the works, allowing us to get an idea of what the future might hold. So read on to find out more.

Steady Improvements in Hardware

One thing to discuss first of all is that we’re probably not going to see any truly dramatic or game-changing improvements to the hardware. We have pretty advanced camera systems with 4K now coming to the fore. That’s a trend that will continue and become more prevalent in the years ahead, but expectations should be tempered when it comes to hardware.

There are lots of small and incremental ways in which hardware will be improved and streamlined. Small and hidden cameras are now better and more powerful than ever before and they’ll only improve and become harder to detect in the future. As technology develops, performance and shrinkability will certainly advance.

AI in Video Surveillance

One thing that we’re definitely going to see more of when it comes to video surveillance technology is the use of artificial intelligence tech. This might sound quite sci-fi, but we’re already seeing the power of AI and how it can be used by surveillance and security systems. The use cases of this technology will only expand in the years ahead.

Things such as face recognition and other forms of AI identification and recognition capabilities are advancing at a rapid speed right now. There’s a huge number of very talented people pushing this technology in new directions each and every day, so we can expect the use of AI to be vastly different and more prevalent 10 years from now.

Better Analytics and Search Capabilities

When looking back at footage captured by surveillance systems, the ability to quickly and easily identify certain things is really important. Right now, it’s not easy to do that and in many cases, a lot of trawling has to be done to find particular moments in the footage that are of importance after an event that takes place that requires further investigation.

The range of analytical systems used to process, search and identify specific things in surveillance footage is also set to expand and improve as we move forward. Security companies are already looking to improve their systems’ capabilities in these areas as we speak.

Greater ROI for Businesses

In the past, putting a surveillance system in place might have been done half-heartedly or as a way of lowering insurance premiums for businesses. But that’s not where the demand is heading in this sector right now. There are more businesses starting to take issues of security more seriously than they ever did in the past.

A lot of this is down to the fact that many organizations now have expensive tech and computers on-site in a way that wasn’t as true in the past. They’re increasingly looking for systems that offer genuine ROI and proper protection from the very real threats that are out there. It goes hand in hand with a greater focus from businesses on protecting against cybersecurity threats.

A Range of New Insights

A video surveillance system that offers better insights to security staff, enabling them to make better decisions from one day to the next is definitely the kind of system that most buyers are now looking for. The range of insights a system is able to offer will likely be a lot different and a lot greater 10 years from now.

Rather than replacing the need for security staff, in the future, we’ll see video surveillance systems that are designed to aid and help security staff carry out their jobs better by offering them a vaster range of insights that they can use in the line of their work each day of the week.

It’s impossible to predict the future with complete accuracy, but looking at the trends we see today and where the technology is taking us, we can expect to see each of these predictions play out over the course of the next 10 years. There’ll certainly be change and some of those changes will be very exciting.