A good security system is one that you can rely on during a security or emergency event. It’s a silent protector and is constantly monitoring for anything that can be wrong in your home and always know who to contact for help. For many people, they are a lifeline providing invaluable aid when they need it most.
With so much at stake with security systems, each year they must stay ahead of the curve with the newest technologies to adapt to the world around them — and 2021 was quite the year for adaptation.
That said, let’s take a look at some of the trends to look forward to in 2021 and how a pandemic has influenced the security system industry.
With the nationwide lockdowns and quarantines in place, most people spent more time at home in 2020 and we can expect much of the same for 2021, even as vaccinations increase and case counts decrease.
Many companies have allowed workers to work from home indefinitely, and many homeowners have used that opportunity to invest in more home automation and other integrations like audio video system installations.
Expect to see more homeowners adapt to working from home and leverage home automation system technologies.
For access control systems you can expect to see more mobile access control options, cloud-based system adoption, and contactless bio-metric access control.
More facial recognition software will be added to access controls as costs come down and integrations become easier for access control companies.
In addition to facial recognition software, body temperature cameras should see an uptick in usage, to help detect elevated or abnormal body temperatures at important access points for commercial buildings.
As we’ve mentioned a lot over the years, security cameras are a great deterrent against burglaries and break-ins in the Lowcountry, and now many camera system owners are opting for an even more advanced protection layer: live security camera monitoring.
Surveillance systems are great at capturing and recording events, allowing system owners to extract the footage after an event has occurred.
With live security camera monitoring services, the camera system’s live feed is watched by trained surveillance team and service and can notify emergency personnel — while the event is still occurring. This works much the same as a traditional security system, which send emergency signals to a monitoring center for verification and emergency contact.
It’s like having your very own security guard on hand at your business — except one that watches remotely for burglars and other important emergency events.
Investing in a security system for your Lowcountry home or business is always a good decision. It can provide a quick and easy way to reach emergency services if you ever need them and can be the best investment you ever make for your business and family.
With the world ever changing and security needs changing at the same rate, be sure to take note of the 3 trends above to keep your home and business safe in 2021.