Report: Perimeter Protection in 2022

January 13, 2023

Several trends can currently be observed in perimeter security: On the one hand, the use of video technology has increased considerably and, on the other hand, the integration of additional, technical solutions is being intensified. Users are increasingly relying on the use of sensors and combinable technologies. For example, they are trying to incorporate preventive solutions such as thermal cameras or radar applications into solution concepts. In combination with lighting concepts and audio applications, deterrence against criminals is efficiently possible.

It is particularly important that the technologies used are open in their standardisation. The existing IP structures again result in new risk structures. In view of the fact that every endpoint of the network represents a potential weak point for cyber security, and because of the general threat potentials from cyber attacks, both physical and IT security must be considered holistically.

Security solutions for specific applications

Security in critical infrastructure environments (CRITIS) plays a special role in everyday life to underpin economic and social stability. Utility services in particular are the focus of protection concepts and the goal is to provide them securely and efficiently. With this. Perimeter security is a suitable technology for the protection of citizens, passengers, data and assets and prevents business interruptions of corresponding facilities. Transport structures, such as seaports and airports, are also among the assets to be protected. Risks of terrorism and other threats and vulnerabilities are faced by many exposed facilities.

AI-controlled security systems

AI has made devices smarter. Based on data and system intelligence, faster and more effective decisions can be made than ever before. Surveillance results from multiple security systems and thousands of cameras and sensors now converge on one platform. By supporting the integration of any device, service or solution and bringing data together in a single area, organisations can achieve a different level of security.  

Video technology is more important than ever

Video surveillance technology is part of a layered security strategy. Cameras complement security personnel and enable operators to effectively monitor and manage alarms in real time, while also collecting investigative and forensic data. Coordinated emergency responses are also possible.  

The combination of valuable video and security tools enables users to build more vital security programmes through intelligent data collection. Feature-rich video viewing and policy-based distribution enhance emergency management, while containerised video management platforms serve as an intuitive platform that promotes a new level of situational awareness and enables rapid response. 

With many mission-critical facilities having to cut staff and also unable to draw on new security personnel, the demand for video technologies has skyrocketed.”

The future

As with many other areas of physical security, perimeter systems are seeing more and more smart devices, integrated solutions and data-driven processes. Ensuring cyber security has become imperative and system integrators are starting to offer this as part of their services. AI and video technology are more important than ever, providing operators with actionable insights and enabling them to respond faster and more efficiently.

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