Security Technology for the Future

Security Technology for the Future

Your own security, and the safety of those close to you is of utmost importance.

The more you do to protect yourself, the safer you and your family will be.

There are three key areas which can affect your safety. These are physical security, situational awareness/security, and online security.

At Aldermans we pride ourselves on the ability to adapt and identify new threats and trends that may affect our client’s well-being and safety. As security consultants, we remain continually aware of the issues surrounding home security, cyber threats and personal security along with the risks to the environments in which we live and visit.

Like most industries, security technology is developing fast and new methods of identifying and dealing with risk is evolving continually.

Manufacturers and designers of physical security solutions are constantly creating new innovations with many ending up sooner or later in our armoury of the most effective security solutions available.

Here's our look at the latest security technolgy that will make an impact on our security in the future...


Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are fundamentally changing the way that security threats can be managed and mitigated. Whether we realise it or not, artificial intelligence plays a very active role in our daily lives.

 AI-powered technology has a range of use cases including proactive monitoring, video analytics, false alarm filtering, improving operator efficiency, detecting anomalies and more.

Remote Security Solutions

By combining new technologies with traditional manned guarding techniques, security providers have an opportunity to explore the world of virtual guarding and the benefits that come with it. Remote guarding combines tools like motion alarms and security cameras with random site patrols to provide a high level of security. 

Using techniques such as video analytics software for true alarm detection, drones for perimeter protection and mobile monitoring are all ways of providing security guards with added tools to help them cover more ground, make real-time decisions and take immediate appropriate action.

Cloud Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT)

2020 was the year of mass remote working - enabled by the connectivity we now enjoy thanks to cloud computing and the Internet of Things. As many workers will still be working from home in 2022 and beyond people will need to consider how best to secure their work and data. 

As business, people and devices become more and more connected, relying increasingly on cloud solutions, the case for cyber security will only continue to grow; your data must remain secure, no matter where you are. 

The 5G Network

It provoked all kinds of news headlines this year - both real and fake! 5G connectivity was one of our trends for 2020, and we don’t see it going anywhere in the forthcoming years. The introduction of 5G networks will have a huge impact on the speed at which the use of physical security technology measures can operate.

5G aims to speed up data communication by up to ten times, compared to 4G. 5G latency is extremely quick, so as 4G fades out and 5G grows, not only can security technology benefit from quicker data transfer, but the speed of remote work will also be improved. As a result, there’s an opportunity to receive and respond to security risks at an even faster rate, particularly for remote areas and large residential estates.

Visual Verification

As False Alarm commands cause untold frustration and unnecessary responses, verified response is providing a solution to false alarm challenges. Verified response shifts alarm signal verification to alarm companies by requiring someone like a guard or a CCTV operator to visually verify that a crime or incident has or is occurring prior to police dispatch.

Just like other tech-driven security solutions, visual verification allows security providers to provide contactless or reduced-contact services, which in turn puts less pressure on the on-site security team and police. Looking beyond the pandemic, technology that reduces false alarms is a great way to reduce operational costs and to boost employees’ efficiency and morale.

Advanced Video Analytics Software

Video analytics software is evolving very rapidly. They help make surveillance operations more efficient, they come in a variety of different formats and can be used to detect motion, read licence plates, identify people and a whole lot more. In the case of physical security and video monitoring, video analytics software is primarily used to detect crime.

The use of this technology reduces costs significantly, reducing false alarms, making reactions more timely, allowing for a more seamless interface with other security technology employed, and the access of data to allow for informed operational decisions to be made as threats change, diminish and emerge.  

If you would like to discuss your own personal security situation or find out more on how we help private clients remains safe and protected, call us today at London: 0208 191 7313 | Manchester: 0161 883 3404 or drop us an email at