2020 Will Be Remembered as the Year the Electronic Security Industry…

As part of SSI’s 2020 Industry Forecast, we asked a dozen security experts to predict what 2020 will be remembered for.

2020 Will Be Remembered as the Year the Electronic Security Industry…

With another year in the books, it’s time to look ahead to 2020. As part of SSI‘s 2020 Industry Forecast, we asked a dozen experts to finish the following sentence: 2020 will be remembered as the year the electronic security industry…

“… took real steps in attracting new talent that’s diverse not only at personal and cultural levels, but also when it comes to the technological skillsets they bring.” — Geoff Kohl (SIA)

“… entered a new era of security — one that is defined by change, disruption and innovation.” — Matthew Kushner (Stanley)

“… took a stance on pressing privacy issues while simultaneously adopting advanced technologies to further customers’ sense of security anywhere they might go.” – Chris Mosley (ESA)

“… experienced continued growth despite a significant economic downturn.” — Carey Boethel (Allied Universal)

“… continued the consolidation trend that may limit large end-user choices, yet create enormous opportunities for more nimble players.” – Paul Boucherle (Matterhorn Consulting)

“… decided to elevate the level of professionalism and usage of best practices, high quality solutions to drive the bad actors away from the high profile projects and customers.” – Chuck Wilson (NSCA)

“… made a bold step in defining standards for prioritized response.” — Celia Besore (TMA)

“… stopped ‘talking the talk’ and started ‘walking the walk’ with cybersecurity initiatives, building proactive safety measures into all devices.” – Joe Byron (MOBOTIX)

“… the best of times for those who were dynamic and changed with new technology and customer service orientation, and the worst of times for those stuck unresponsively in an incalcitrant past, unable to respond to new mammoth competitors advertising unfetteredly to their customers and prospects.” — Judy Jones-Shand (Napco)

“… became known as the technologists’ industry.” — Clint Choate (SnapAV)

“… fully embraced AI in the form of machine learning to meet the needs of customers.” — Chuck Durant (Sandra Jones & Co.)

“… developed solid plans in the areas of cybersecurity and diversity.” – Chris Peckum (Building Intelligence)

“… went mainstream with AI-aided video surveillance analytics technology.” – Ric McCullough (PSA)

“… went through a major adjustment in valuations and the method in which some companies operate.” — Peter Giacalone (Giacalone Associates)

“… saw Amazon, Google etc. come to the conclusion they need this industry as an in-home delivery, customer-focused, consumer advocate.” – Kirk MacDowell (MacGuard Security Advisors)

“… began proactively embedding cybersecurity processes as a key ingredient in any successful project, and applying AI to predict, detect, deter and respond to security events.” — Fredrick Nilsson (Axis)

“… delivered smart solutions, drawing emphasis on selling the entire solution in a way the end user wants it.” — Tracey Boucher Brown (ScanSource)

What do you think is in store for the industry in 2020? Give us your predictions in the comments!

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