4 Jan 2022

What is happening in Intrusion Detection this year?

Nothing has been changed since January 2021. We’re still in the COVID-19 situation, and working from home has become the “new normal”. 

Remote control and remote monitoring are still the drivers of product evolution and future approval standards.

In 2022, professional installers will be increasingly tech-savvy, using digital tools and services to streamline and protect their business while offering more value to their clients through improved service and smart, connected systems.

Several vendors also highlighted opportunities in the commercial sector driven by IP-based communications and integrated solutions. There is a greater demand for integration, as security end-users and facilities teams are beginning to realize the benefits of intrusion systems syncing with video cameras and access control. Arguably, due to the size of projects compared to residential, there is significant potential for revenue in this field.

The adoption of cloud-based services is also growing, according to suppliers. Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings and app-based solutions enable remote access to systems for monitoring and maintenance purposes – a trend that has witnessed high demand during the pandemic as premises have emptied and site visits reduced. Vendors believe there will continue to be a transition away from the ‘fit and forget’ model, as installers and integrators embrace solutions that provide recurring revenue and improve customer service.

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Alexander Scheffold is the Senior Intrusion Product Manager at Vanderbilt International.