It encompasses the basic human need of safety. Feeling safe is not just about seeing security measures; it’s about knowing that they are present and effective without being intrusive. Today, the state of security in buildings and public spaces is undergoing a technological transformation, moving towards a more integrated and seamless experience. The emergence of advanced technologies such as AI and IoT, and the pivotal role of mobility post-pandemic are key factors.
Integrated security solutions, delivered through a cloud-based model, enable businesses and individuals to access, monitor, and manage their security needs more effectively. In other words, security has become a service rather than a mere product.
Mobility is transforming security practices, enabling mobile access, remote management and real-time alerts through smart devices like smart phones and smart watches that most people already own and rely on. However, there continues to be room for improvement in making security a seamless experience that doesn’t disrupt people’s daily routines or create unnecessary stress.
of the global adult population own a smart phone, and in the last four years, time spent on the phone is up 25%
The average American uses their phone for at least 5 hours and 24 minutes, checking their phone
96 times a day
With this accelerated transition to mobile-first application experiences, many people have lower tolerances for another single use app overload
68% of people switch between apps 10 times an hour. Given this, it is not a surprise that every tech giant is chasing the concept of the Super App – do everything for everyday life. Payments, security, entertainment, communication, photography – it’s all at your fingertips.
As the security industry moves towards offering security as a service, with mobility as a key enabler, the vision of embedding security within a Super App is no longer a distant dream. Countries like South Korea and China are already showing the way with their Super Apps, and the rest of the world will adapt to these changing expectations. Ultimately, security should be a silent guardian, providing peace of mind without imposing itself as a constant reminder in our lives. As buildings and spaces evolve, they must embrace these new expectations and technologies, ushering in an era of security that is both effective and unobtrusive.
Physical keycards and single use apps are yesterday. Will you embrace this trend or be left behind?