According to a recent Genetec physical security report, 44% of security leaders have more than 25% of their physical security setups are now either in the cloud or use a combination of cloud and on-premises solutions. This is a significant jump from the 24% reported in last year's survey.

The report found that 74% of respondents anticipate that more of their current customers will embrace cloud connectivity for security in the coming year. Furthermore, 39% of respondents stated that they prioritize cloud-based solutions whenever possible. 

Fifty-five percent of end users indicating that the IT department has access to physical security data. As technology adoption grows and remote access from external networks becomes more common, the partnership between IT and physical security will continue to develop.

Sixty percent of respondents revealed that their organizations aim for a security deployment strategy that combines both cloud and on-premises solutions. The transition to hybrid systems is already in progress, with 15% stating that their organizations are currently storing video surveillance data both locally and in the cloud. 

Read the full report here.