LONDON, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolving security and communication technologies are transforming security control rooms. From being areas to monitor video feeds, modern control rooms are now tasked with gathering information from various sources before analysing the data to deliver meaningful, operational insights to security operatives in real time. The continuing integration of traditionally disparate systems will be accelerated by the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile and wireless security technologies. The challenge for end users and the opportunity for the industry lie in the creation of control rooms that not only meet current operational demands but are also capable of providing greater efficiency while protecting against future threats.
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"The transfer of data into both control room settings and the field will create opportunities for a range of technology suppliers," confirmed Aerospace, Defence and Security Research Analyst Robert Haddon. "Greater levels of data and the use of contextualizing data sources, such as social media, will put a premium on analytics technology in order to draw meaningful conclusions and linkages from disparate sources of information."
However, pressure on budgets across the industry compels greater efficiency at lower costs. At the same time, high security must be maintained at critical locations regardless of service funding restrictions. To balance these operational considerations, users will seek more intelligent and scalable systems, which in turn create opportunities for security hardware, software and service providers.
"Today, security operations need to work faster, smarter and be increasingly connected, making technology crucial to both organisations and end users that are trying to protect increasingly complex and distributed infrastructure networks from a range of threats," said Haddon. "Using more automated control room solutions and analytic technology enables organizations to maximize insights from both new and existing security architecture. Savings on hardware and personnel costs mean that organizations can create efficiencies without sacrificing security performance."
There are number of companies positioned in the market to provide solutions that will enhance the operations of security end users. Egidium Technologies provides supervision software that puts a 3D map at the core of the security control room to enhance security situation awareness and support the end user throughout incident handling. Their track record already includes major events such as the UN's COP21 and several sensitive sites across utilities, sporting arenas and airports.
"We believe security control rooms will evolve towards a better user experience, driven by software that merges information from various sources in a meaningful fashion. What the control room operator fundamentally needs is to correctly assess a situation and deal with it without delay. Control room solutions and equipment must support this critical objective," commented Laurent Denizot, CEO at Egidium Technologies.
Region-wise, the extensive installed base and technology renewal within the North American and European market will continue to boost spending. New infrastructure in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East will also create project opportunities. Further, the implementation of new command and control (C2) and smart city infrastructure in city development projects will remain a key driver for enhanced spending on a range of technology.
"Organisations will seek security control room systems that offer speed of delivery and clear return on investments," summarised Haddon. "Software solutions, and in particular analytic systems, enable both new and existing systems to enhance their security preparedness while limiting larger costs associated with hardware investment."
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