Traditional guarding is getting shaken up by new skills, services and technology. How are guarding firms and security officers shifting their priorities and offerings to keep pace and continue to add value to enterprises and security departments? It’s time to go beyond basic patrol, observe and report functions.
The global market for security robotics will grow at a compound annual rate of 20 percent over the next five years to reach a total market value of $2.8 billion by 2023, according to an IDC Market Spotlight report titled, “Extending the Capabilities of Human Security Officers With Modern Robotics,” written by John Santagate, research director, service robots for IDC.
Joe Gustafson likes to “think out of the box.” So when his team at the Twin Arrows Casino in Flagstaff, AZ, had a lull in staffing and needed solutions to assist security officers with their job duties, Gustafson asked for a security robot.
From navigational software to advanced analytics, artificial intelligence-based technology is being used in many capacities for security, and as this smarter technology becomes more mainstream, its use will only grow. We've seen AI usage in diagnostic applications within the healthcare industry and in the emergence of self-driving cars, and with the growth experienced in these areas, it’s become hard to avoid AI’s massive implications around the world.
“Collaborative robots” might sound like a futuristic or complicated term, but their valuable purpose in society is actually quite easy to recognize. Collaboration is at the core of all successful team operations, and with today's advancements in technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning, adding robots to the mix only enhances the effort to work jointly in completing an intellectual endeavor.
The 3rd annual “Creepy or Cool” international survey from RichRelevance® finds that while consumers are willing to share more data for a better experience, there is no silver bullet for improving the shopping experience.
Our May issue cover article features “How SOCS Help in Training Security Professionals”.
Also in May, license plate reader technology is on the rise. How can LPR technology secure perimeters and lessen cybersecurity threats? And discover "How to meet the Growing Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals".