How Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Integrated Security Solutions

June 21, 2022 | By: mm-admin

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has been a growing trend in the field of security, and as the use of smart technology becomes more widely adopted, this use is poised to grow exponentially. It is important to recognize the correlating impacts of integrated security solutions and AI.

Currently, AI has focused on executing specific tasks like object recognition, identity management, and physical activities using robots or drones. However, with the growing field of mobile, cloud, and biometrics, AI and its integration with access control have the future of a once stagnant security application looking very diverse.

AI and access control can be broken into two main categories, Physical Security and Cyber Security.  Although unique, each utilize AI to bring together multiple security applications to achieve improved results on the traditional processes.

Physical Security

Organizations have applied AI and access control to enhance the physical security applications of video analytics and operational efficiency. Within each, AI has had an immediate impact in improving functionality and efficiencies.

Video Analytics

AI has already had an incredible influence on the security industry through its application to video analytics.  The use of AI has eliminated the need for predetermined algorithms, allowing the AI to capture and decipher data in real-time.  Traditionally, video analytics would alert security personnel that a person or object has crossed a barrier.  Now, through AI, video analytics can identify a security risk through facial recognition.

This can be applied to physical security at large events.  Video analytics can capture video footage as patrons approach the facility entrance, and cross-reference facial recognition against a watch-list database. If security personnel discover a person of interest, they can receive an alert and then mitigate the situation.

Alternatively, a camera technology using video analytics can identify an incoming car and reference a license plate in order to identify a potential risk.

Operational Efficiency

Companies are using AI to engage with customers and employees, aiming to improve operational efficiency. Security solutions that utilize video analytics or networked access control, can utilize that data to identify the behaviour patterns of employees and visitors to a building.  Businesses can then take that data to increase efficiencies in how they operate. For example, you can use access control information to identify unoccupied rooms and reduce energy usage.

Cyber Security

As business systems become more interconnected and distributed, the volume, and need for seamless, continuous, and accurate access to information will become increasingly important.  Because of these vast systems, advanced authentication systems, such as AI will play a much larger role than exists today. AI-based access control will replace the need for passwords, making them no longer necessary.

“When users struggle to manage passwords, causing over 90% of cyber attacks, our current approach using passwords for authentication falls short…” says Henry Bagdasrian, Founder of Identity Management Institute.

Putting more authentication factors in place to ensure security increases the intricacy of Identity and Access Management (IAM). AI can play a huge role in collecting and analyzing that information much faster than humans ever could.

The Future of AI and Integrated Security Solutions

There is no doubt that many of today’s access control tasks will become increasingly automated and performed by the use of machines and AI.  This change will be a continuous challenge for the security industry. Furthermore, these vulnerabilities arise due to the inevitable integration of new technologies in many of today’s businesses. The solution lies in applying technology such as AI, machine learning, and automation to security products, driving their evolution forward.

Learn More

For over 25 years, Fire Monitoring of Canada (FMC) has been an expert in integrated security solutions, having installed a variety of access control and CCTV systems across Ontario.  If you would like to learn more about integrated security solutions and the role they can play in your building’s security system, call us at 1 888 789 FIRE (3473), or email