What are your predictions for the security industry in 2024?

Jan 24, 2024 | PRESS

Tina Hughan, Global Marketing & Sustainability Director

In 2024, Gunnebo Entrance Control sees the vital role of entrance control across sectors as increasingly needing to balance security and the latest technology with a welcoming environment.

In 2024, Gunnebo Entrance Control sees the vital role of entrance control across sectors as increasingly needing to balance security and the latest technology with a welcoming environment.

The demand for smart and contactless entrance control solutions will continue apace. Gunnebo anticipates an increased focus on technologies such as facial recognition, touchless biometrics, and mobile credentials. These innovations not only enhance security but also respond to the growing emphasis on personalised health and safety in public spaces.

Gunnebo understands the continued evolution of visitor management systems, with an emphasis on enhancing the overall hybrid working experience. Integrating features such as pre-registration, contactless check-in, and real-time communication will be pivotal in providing a seamless and secure visitor journey.

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into entrance control systems, marks a significant leap in intelligence and automation. AI can support the proactive approach to threat detection and behavioural analytics. It will allow for more responsive security, especially for sensitive and critical infrastructure such as data centres where every second counts, especially set against rising cyber security threats.

In line with global efforts towards sustainability, Gunnebo has placed central management resources on emphasising the importance of eco-friendly access control solutions. The integration of energy-efficient technologies, carbon reduction policies and responsibly sourced materials, alongside adherence to green standards, will be integral to the development of entrance control systems in 2024. This is not just a company initiative but also relaying its importance to our customers, our supply chain and end users.

What this suggests in the year ahead is that entrance control involves more than just the best choice of products – it also requires dedicated services, best practices and an integrated approach to ensure security, safety and convenience for staff and visitors.

It means being involved with our customers right from the initial design specification to ensure entrance control can blend with its surroundings and not negate the welcoming feel of any environment. Installations must minimise downtime by working in partnership and even after it is complete, services must include maintenance and monitoring to maximise operational efficiency.

Gunnebo has preparations in place, both from a product perspective and a service plan to cater for different vertical markets with customised solutions to ensure that security measures align precisely with the unique security challenges faced.

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