The future of security: Artificial intelligence

The future of security: Artificial intelligence

Security systems have made amazing strides over the century. It has become a huge global industry that’s expected to be valued at $47.5 billion in 2020.


The main reason is that many people are looking for ways to enhance security practices through artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to boost safety and monitoring efforts.


In this article, we take a look at the influence that AI has on security systems that we should take note.


Reduces risk of human error

Home and business security systems in Sydney mainly consist of key card access systems, security cameras and alarms.


These work well when deterring criminal behaviour and monitoring workplaces. But the main problem with current security systems is the probability of human error.


Whenever humans are involved in processes, there is always the risk that mistakes could be made.


There are ways to mitigate risks of course, but one of the main reasons companies and people are developing AI is to cut down the likelihood of human error.


When a computer is programmed to perform a specific task, it will continue to execute that task—each time in the same way—whereas humans can get distracted, tired and sloppy.


For example, if you have a security guard monitoring a shopping centre, how are they supposed to keep an eye on all screens at once?


Now let’s say they do spot something suspicious. It will take time for them to analyse the situation and notify the necessary personnel.


With a computer that’s fitted with the proper programming, it can monitor all screens simultaneously and notify personnel instantly.




Smarter technology

We’re sure we have all seen those futuristic movies where robots are monitoring the streets and dissolving crime as they arise.


We’re not saying that is already the level of technology we have today. But we are certainly getting closer.


Take the new mobile phone detection cameras in NSW for example. This is a current form of security system that uses facial recognition and detection to determine drivers who are using their phones.



Also, access control systems such as smart doorbells, which we discussed last month, are becoming more and more advanced at facial recognition.


AI software is developing, especially in the area of voice assistance and commands. People can now command actions without even lifting a finger.


This applies to security systems and monitoring as well.


Devices can be given orders to open, close, record, search or track something using voice commands. This provides faster systems and lots of flexibility to home and business owners.


Privacy issues

Artificial intelligence is on the rise and this impacts the area of security greatly.


For government agencies, this advancement can be highly valuable. But on the flip side, some are concerned about the privacy issues these technologies are posing.


It is a question we have to answer as a society. Do we want more advanced security, knowing that areas of our privacy may have to be sacrificed?


Although some are worried about the implications of AI on privacy (which is something to definitely think about), we are still in the developing stages and systems can still be improved.


Thankfully, this issue is not as relevant to Sydney homes and businesses. We have a smaller population than countries like America and other Asian nations, so our security challenges are oftentimes different.

Technology is advancing and security systems everywhere are increasing in intelligence!


Through AI, we have developed methods and means to prevent crime globally. It is crucial we understand where the current security systems are heading so that we are not caught off guard.


For more information about installing your very own security system and the latest options available, contact the friendly experts at Red Handed Security by calling 1300 13 40 33. Our custom security options will help defend your property to the max!

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