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The 25th International exhibition of security and fire protection equipment and products
19-22 March 2019 • Moscow, Expocentre Fairgrounds, Pavilions 2, 8

5 future security technologies to watch out for right now

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Technology never stops evolving. From the creation of simple stone tools to sophisticated integrated security systems, mankind the forever pushing the tech boundaries. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than in security.
5 future security technologies to watch out for right now

At Securika, Russia’s leading international exhibition for security equipment and technologies, the latest solutions from industry influencers are on show. But what are those solutions? How will seucurity look in 5, 10, 15 years’ time? Let’s find out.
 

Five security technologies of the future

 
AI & Deep Learning
 
According to the Online Trust Alliance, global cyber incidents targeting businesses almost doubled from 82,000 in 2016 to 159,700 in 2017. Much of this was driven by ransomware, amongst other emerging attack methods. Steven Ranger, Executive Editor of Techrepublic magazine, believes such attacks will move away from business and into the personal sphere.
 
What’s the answer? AI. Artificial intelligence and deep learning is the latest weapon to be rolled out in the war against cybercrime.
 
At Welsh-based AI company Amplyfi, they take a machine learning approach to identifying and neutralising online threats.
 
“In cyber security, AI can automatically identify potentially malicious software behaviour, attack vectors and related anomalies in real time, allowing a continuously adaptive defence mechanism to identify and shut down intrusions faster and easier than ever before," says Amplyfi CEO Chris Ganje.
 
"This technological advancement not only significantly reduces the number of cyber security breaches, but also empowers analysts to better focus their time and speeds up the process to identify breaches from hundreds of days to mere hours.”
 
Smarter machines are paving the way towards a safer world.
 
Firefighting drones
 
Drones are shaping a lot of aspects of modern life, including changing the face of contemporary warfare, streamlining transport and logistics worldwide, and even to provide flying wi-fi hotspots. Now, as the worldwide industry peaks out at a new high of $881 million, firefighting is the next sector to get a little help from above.
 
Everything from post-incident assessment, search and rescue, actual fire extinguishing, and site monitoring can be handled with drones. Manufacturers DJI, for instance, are seeing their Zenmuse range rise in popularity with US fire departments because of its versatility.
 
19% of all US emergency service organisations who bought drones in the US between 2009-2017 were fire departments.
 
Latvia’s Aerones LTD. is currently developing a model for use in combating high-rise fires. The company’s prototype model is able to lift 114 kilograms, so capable of carrying a water hose up to a height of close to 400m. If successful, Aerones prototype may be the new method of tackling high-rise blazes.
 
Cloud computing
 
Alongside a rise in AI will come a wide, wide range of cloud computing solutions. That because security requires a lot of data – such as company info, data on potential threats, and everything in between.
 
Cloud software and infrastructure is already being adopted en-masse by organisations such as Amazon and IBM amongst others. The move from on-site IT infrastructure on-site to virtual, cloud data storage is providing data holders increased security.
 
Scott Crawford, Research Director for information security at 451 Research, thinks keeping data secure in the future relies on infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers.
 
"If you think about what an IaaS provider can do on a very large scale for all of its customers, there may not be the need to pull out all the defences you need on-prem," Crawford told online publication TechBeacon. "The infrastructure-as-a-service provider will build that into their platform, which will relieve the need to do that for the individual cloud customer.”
 
Ultra-HD CCTV
 
Advances in picture and sound quality have made watching TV and movies an exceptional experience. Outside the home, the world of CCTV is also the on the cusp of a full 4k revolution.
 
Of course, the technology was adapted for security use as soon as it was made available. The world’s foremost CCTV manufacturers, like Hikvision, Samsung, and Axis, have all introduced ranges utilising this tech. But, like many industries, it’s now affordable to mass-produce such systems on a large scale.
 
For the consumer, i.e. organisations and buyers in need of world-class perimeter security, 4k offers enormous advantages. The first is picture quality. Brighter, clearer picture is afforded by the tech’s huge pixel count. This means monitoring and identification, such as facial or vehicle number plate detection, is easy.
 
Another side benefit is a reduction in the number of cameras needed to cover one point. Two HD cameras could do the job of double the number of standard-definition cameras, potentially leading to cost-savings down the line.

 

Laser perimeter fences

 
When you think perimeter fencing and protection, physically, it’s probably fencing or checkpoint-studded walls. However, not all perimeters are created equal. Terrain and length plays a huge role in determining which system is suitable.
 
In India, the physical is giving way to the nonmaterial – but still offers protection. Along the India-Pakistan border, a laser-based fencing system from Delhi start-up Cron Systems is being trialled. The challenge is this border is 3,232km long, and covers mountains, valleys, and other rough terrain. It’s difficult creating a physical barrier system for such conditions.
 
Cron’s solution is a series of poles spaced 200m apart, and designed for bespoke areas along the border. These poles are fitted with lasers and infrared sensors that detect intruders passing between each pole.

Once a sensor is triggered, the signal is sent back to a console unit, called a Quick Response Tool (QRT). The QRT feeds this data in real time to an operator who then decides if it’s a false positive, or something worth reacting too.
 
While Cron’s fencing system is being tested for military use right now, it still has plenty applications in the commercial sphere, such as for warehousing, office premises, and so on.
 
This is indicative of how security is moving away from the lo-tech, to more sophisticated options – an exciting time for the worldwide security and fire protection industry.
 

Uncover the latest security trends at the Securika Moscow international exhibition

 
Securika Moscow is the home of new security and fire protection technologies in Russia. As an international trade show – the largest of its type in Russia – it’s the place where the world’s biggest brands come to show their technologies to thousands of key buyers.
 
Either as an exhibitor or a visitor, you’re guaranteed to find the security solutions to suit your needs – and the manufactures shaping security’s hi-tech future.
 
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