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What Role Does Big Data Play in Physical Security?

By Enterprise Technology Review | Monday, February 24, 2020

What Role Does Big Data Play in Physical Security?

The digital journey of every company is fueled by big data, along with the ability to harness and harvest the data of the organization.

FREMONT, CA: In recent times, the success of any organization in an industry is labeled by how far the organization has gone in its digital journey as compared to its opponents. It is because the digital journey of the company enables essential benefits that are otherwise tough to acquire.

When it comes to the physical security industry, businesses have witnessed rich, contextual data. Sensors that are installed at a customer site serves as a source of information, starting from badge swipes in access control systems to video streams in intrusion systems, the control room accesses the data. The compilation of data is convenient in some instances than the rest, but connecting those sources can help the industry in multiple ways, including developments in operational efficiencies, superior customer satisfaction, and industrial growth opportunities.

Complex data pool grows into, what is mostly referred to as Big Data, and the conversion of this data into an accessible location is considered as Data Lake. The evaluation of this data is defined as data mining, which can be facilitated with the help of advanced statistics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning. The developed algorithms help the security providers to gain insight into the customer systems and figure out the anomalies, if any, which could have otherwise been overlooked. Large companies are now utilizing the disparate data, which they get from the consumers, and leverage it to sell them new services and products via ads.

The back-end management systems in the security industry have turned out to be increasingly sophisticated, wherein the use of sensors and other physical security data becomes feasible now. It has given way to the industry to evaluate the information at hand in multiple ways such that businesses can improve their forensic operations and use the power of AI and machine learning to make possible predictions. Companies can foresee the reason behind the drop in the product’s popularity, faster than other similar devices, and additionally, make sure that customer security is intact.

The deeper a company dives into the Big Data era, integrators will seem to play a crucial role in it as they carry the ability to consolidate, manage, and evaluate the data. In the present time, hardware has grown into becoming more of a commodity and a value-add in the services.

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