2022 Will Be Remembered as the Year the Electronic Security Industry…

As part of SSI’s 2022 Industry Forecast, we asked 14 security experts to predict what 2022 will be remembered for.

2022 Will Be Remembered as the Year the Electronic Security Industry…

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2021 marked the second consecutive year of general turbulence for the world at large. Fortunately, the security industry is relatively stable and able to weather difficult storms — including a supply chain and labor shortage, COVID restrictions and a looming sunset.

What could be in store for 2022? As part of SSI‘s 2022 Industry Forecast, which will be released the first week of January, we asked 14 experts to finish the following sentence: 2022 will be remembered as the year the electronic security industry…

“… adopted new business models and workforce expectations in the post-pandemic economy, implemented innovative technology and focused on delivering a hyper-personalized customer experience.” – George De Marco (DECO Ventures)

“… pushed through the pandemic impact and continued to be an important provider of life-safety services that the marketplace valued because of our ability to maintain margins during very difficult economic times.” – John Brady (TRG Associates)

“… more fully understands and appreciates the power of new AI-powered video analytics and increases the adoption of VSaaS and Cloud-based offerings to grow RMR.” – Brian Wiser (Bosch)

“… became known as the technology services industry. Todays’ home and business owner looks to our industry as the professional advisor and curator of technology who will provide support and enable services.” – Clint Choate (Snap One)

“… took a significant role as the data supplier in the digital transformation of their end users.” – Andrew Elvish (Genetec)

“… helped struggling businesses bounce back from a devastating pandemic by providing safety, security and confidence so people could return to their daily lives in this new normal.”– Aaron Saks (Hanwha)

“… adopted AI as viable, relevant and affordable.” – Jamie Vos (ESA)

“… when we accepted the notion that consumers want more from dealers and integrators and are willing to pay for it.”– Kirk MacDowell (MacGuard)

“… adopted AI at scale. Market forces like manpower shortages will push people to automate solutions and processes, making automation mainstream.”– Sam Joseph (Hakimo)

“… moved away from the ‘race to the bottom’ regarding security solutions.” – Eddie Reynolds (iluminar)

“… fully embraced AI in the form of machine learning to meet the needs of customers in all market sectors.” – George Brody (Telguard)

“… brought advanced video analytics to the mainstream through AI-enabled devices and a burgeoning application development community, along with processes and tools to effectively manage IoT devices in large-scale deployments to stay ahead of cyber threats.” – Fredrik Nilsson (Axis)

“… started to see the tip toward to more Cloud technology-based deployments and the beginning of disruption related to the traditional use of credentials” – Jason Ouellette (Johnson Controls)

“… turned disruption into opportunity and mined data using technology to create new revenue streams.” – Julie Lichty (Bold Group)

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