Four trends shaping the security industry in 2024, from Securitas Technology

Posted by Janet B. Stroud — March 18,  2024 — Integrated health, safety and security solutions provider Securitas Technology has just released its sixth annual Global Technology Outlook Report, which features insights, trends and data on a variety of security topics across all verticals, as well as guidance to navigate some of the changes. New this year is exclusive survey data from more than 900 security decision-makers from around the globe that reveals insights into new technologies, opportunities and challenges in the security industry.

Securitas Technology 2024 security trends

2024 Global Technology Outlook Report. Image courtesy of Securitas Technology

The report shares collective insights from end-users, technology partners, and the company’s own security experts in order to help clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex business environment with ever-evolving technology. It offers insights on emerging technologies; artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics; cybersecurity and data privacy; and cloud migration.

The survey lists these four trends shaping the security industry in 2024:

  1. Data-backed insights for cross-organizational growth
  2. Rise of cloud migration and hardware-free architecture
  3. Smarter, faster and more comprehensive security technology
  4. The era of verification

Highlights of the survey include:

  • 41% of organizations leverage their electronic security systems to drive operational efficiencies and increase cost savings.
  • 85% use security technology for predicting and preventing threats.
  • 86% use subscription-based electronic security services (e.g. service plans, monitoring and maintenance).

The survey indicates a keen interest in emerging security technologies, with 86% of organizations “very” or “extremely” interested in investing in them. Respondents said they were currently leveraging (or interested in investing in) the following:

  • Cloud computing: 67% (18%)
  • Adaptive technology: 48% (22%)
  • Artificial intelligence (AI): 46% (21%)
  • Predictive analytics: 40% (26%)

To view the complete 2024 Global Technology Outlook Report, visit Securitas Technology. Securitas Technology, part of Securitas, is a global provider of integrated end-to-end electronic security systems that protect, connect, and optimize businesses of all types and sizes, delivered by more than 13,000 colleagues in 40 countries.