Study: Robotics Presents Opportunity to Security Industry
New research shows automation can help enhance the skills of human workers
Automation is one of the biggest trends associations are facing, and the security industry is no exception. According to a new report from the Security Industry Association (SIA), the demand for robotics is growing fast, with an expected market growth of more than 20 percent over the next five years and more than 40 percent of survey respondents saying they had plans to use robots for security.
The research attributes the rise in security automation to the overall evolution of technology, as well as its potential to enhance the skills of security officers. Where humans have limitations in seeing in the dark, picking up signals, and sensing and responding to environment changes, robotic technologies can step in for increased security coverage, says SIA.
John Santagate, research director of service robots at the International Data Corporation, said in the press release that, like other industries, the increase in automation doesn’t signify a move to replace human security officers.
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