SSI Editor’s Key Security Trends From 2017

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine meticulously pored through all of 2017’s security news to glean what is likely to impact the year ahead.

SSI Editor’s Key Security Trends From 2017

Good fortune tellers are masters at subtly observing cues to make inferences that thrill their clientele with mystical insights. The process for analyzing what lies ahead for an industry like security isn’t all that different.

Like an illusionist breaking the magician’s code, I am letting you in on the secret to my 2018 industry forecast. I meticulously pored through all of 2017’s security news and applied my 20 years’ industry experience to glean what is likely to impact the year ahead.

In random order, here are my top 25 trends noted by paraphrased SSI news headlines:

1. World Focused on Cybersecurity

2. Industry Focused on Cybersecurity

3. Big-Name Dealer/Integrator M&A

4. Smaller Dealer/Integrator M&A

5. Manufacturer M&A and Reorgs

6. Monitoring Companies on the Rise

7. Suppliers Pile Up Profits

8. DIY Keeps on Doing It

9. DIY Teams With Pro Monitoring

10. Connected Home Connects

11. Video Doorbells Chime Louder

12. Voice Control Speaks Up

13. Video Verification Further Validated

14. IoT Connecting the Dots

15. Cloud Begins to Reign

16. Drones & Robotics in Motion

17. Biometrics Improves Metrics

18. 4K Paces Video Victories

19. ASAP Adoption Accelerates

20. Airport Security Stuck at Gate

21. Education Market Learns Lessons

22. Emerging Applications Arrive

23. MSOs Remain in Play

24. Trade Groups Evolve With Times

25. New Talent Tango

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About the Author


Scott Goldfine is the marketing director for Elite Interactive Solutions. He is the former editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He can be reached at [email protected].

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