Video Surveillance & Physical Security Industry Viewpoints
March 7th, 2024
Author: Tristan Foro

Analytics Insights: Has Convergence been Achieved in Security Systems?

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Convergence in security systems remains a complex concept due to the varied interpretations of what this means, all depending on whom you ask. While significant strides have been made, achieving true convergence remains a vision rather than a realized state.

Convergence involves seamlessly integrating diverse security technologies like video surveillance, access control, video analytics, and more into a unified platform. Yet today, many security systems still operate within isolated silos and struggle to integrate with technologies from different vendors. Breaking down these barriers and achieving convergence is hindered by proprietary technologies, legacy systems, lack of standardized protocols, and rapid advancements in AI that introduce new players into the market regularly.

Despite these obstacles, the industry continues to move steadily towards convergence. Driven by the demand for comprehensive security, the market is seeking simplified solutions that drive convergence as they enhance overall security, improve efficiency, and bolster business continuity.

About the Author
Tristan Foro, Product Marketing Manager at BriefCam, the leading provider of video analytics solutions that enable people, communities, and companies of any size to unlock the value of video surveillance content. Tristan holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and he has a deep understanding of how to launch hardware and software products, following prior positions at Texas Instruments and SiliconExpert. Passionate about technology and its impact, Tristan is committed to delivering innovative solutions and thought leadership to the market.