5 Outdated Security Technologies and Their Current Replacements

From cameras to access control, take a look at outdated security technologies and their more advanced replacements in honor of SSI’s 40th anniversary.

5 Outdated Security Technologies and Their Current Replacements

Nowadays technology advances at such a rapid rate, it’s difficult to have the ‘latest and greatest’ for very long. Just look at the smartphone industry. Manufacturers launch new flagship phones every couple of months, each one better than the last.

The security industry has also seen its fair share of rapid advancements over the years. Although adoption can be slow, there is no shortage of new and innovative products being released — just look at SSI‘s product section for confirmation.

Many of these advancements are due to the switch from analog to digital. No longer do we have to waste time rewinding tapes or concealing cables. Reviewing surveillance footage, completing installations and accessing buildings has become easier and more efficient.

Instead of cluttering a space with stacks of VCRs and DVRs, we can simply use the Cloud. Eyes sore from squinting at fuzzy analog video on a tiny monitor? We now have giant video screens broadcasting 4K video.

The advent of digital and wireless technology has made life easier for both integrators and end users.

In honor of SSI‘s 40th anniversary, check out five examples of the evolution of security technologies in the slideshow below.

Slideshow: 5 Outdated Security Technologies and Their Current Replacements

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Steven A. Karantzoulidis is the Web Editor for Security Sales & Integration. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Communication and has a background in Film, A/V and Social Media.

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