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5 Important Video Surveillance Systems to Watch for in 2024

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In the words of Bob Dylan, "The times they are a-changin'." Especially when it comes to video surveillance systems. As 2024 settles in, some exciting trends are emerging. We will focus on five video surveillance trends set to make some waves in the coming year.


So, buckle up, and let's get started!


1. Upgraded Workplace Security for Those Returning to Work

As 90 percent of companies plan to bring employees back to the office this year, their safety is a top concern. So, expect to see businesses improving their security setups in 2024. Many will integrate video surveillance systems with access control for more control and visibility. And, thanks to open video platforms, these kinds of integrations should be a cinch. Companies will also take advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) in video cameras, cutting down on false alarms and giving better reports for improved security. And speaking of AI...


2. Smarter AI-Powered Video Surveillance Systems as Cloud Usage Grows

AI-driven surveillance has been around for about a decade now. In 2019, nearly 50 percent of the world already used AI-driven technology, with the U.S. and China leading the charge. But in 2024, AI surveillance is set to get smarter. Why? Because more and more people are moving to cloud-based systems, giving AI more material to learn from. As it studies that material, the AI becomes more accurate, helping businesses stay safe and compliant.


For example, AI can:

  • Proactively search video footage to find and identify dangerous events in videos like slips, falls, fires, and more.

  • Help businesses follow safety rules by automatically checking if people are wearing the appropriate safety gear

  • It can recognize firearms, quickly alerting the proper authorities.


But keep in mind – AI hasn't "arrived" yet. It can still make mistakes. So be sure you have a person on the other end of your surveillance system checking each alert.


Thanks to the popularity of the cloud, all kinds of businesses can now tap into the power of AI to keep themselves safe without going into debt. This leads us to trend number three.


3. The Rise of Professional Video Monitoring for Companies of All Sizes

Before 2024, most small-to-medium businesses had a central alarm system. But only a few had video monitoring, too. Why? Because it tended to be expensive and challenging. The problem was that over 90 percent of video alerts turned out to be false alarms caused by animals or moving branches, and investigating each false alarm got costly.


But now, new technologies and integrations are making video monitoring more affordable for businesses of all sizes. This means we'll likely see more organizations adopting video monitoring in the coming year. It's not just because of the cost savings; with recent video surveillance system advancements, companies can:

  • Keep an eye on their property all the time without having to hire extra people. 

  • Filter out false alarms using AI to make their monitoring system more accurate, reducing staff burnout

  • Easily combine video monitoring with other security systems into one user-friendly platform

  • Stay compliant with industry regulations about visual monitoring with just a few clicks


So, brace yourself for a bevy of companies hunting for better – more flexible – video surveillance systems.


4. More Smart License Plate Recognition in HOAs and Multifamily Residences

Many neighborhoods and apartment complexes – gated and ungated – are now using intelligent License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology to manage parking. Here's how it works: LPR automatically takes pictures of license plates when cars enter or exit a property. This information gets sent to the cloud video system it's connected to and stored. It's a simple and affordable way to manage security (and parking) without needing a lot of manual controls, making everything run smoother and more efficiently.


But they're not doing it to make things safer – though that's a significant factor. LPR technology can also help communities make more money. According to a recent study, some locations saw a tenfold ROI within six months. How? By making more money from parking via accurate tracking and management.


 5. Energy-Efficient Security Solutions Will Gain Traction

Approximately 88 percent of consumers believe companies are responsible for caring for our planet and its people, and they're putting their money where their mouths are. This is why many companies will be making their security systems more energy-efficient. How, you ask? By upgrading to cloud-based video management systems. 


Imagine you have a security camera. It can use a lot of energy if you store all the videos and process the data via equipment on your property. But with a cloud-based system, you can store and process a ton of data on the internet instead of on-site, thus reducing their power consumption.


Plus, they help cameras and equipment last longer by using efficient storage and processing in the cloud. Thanks to providers like Electromedia that don't tie them to specific cameras, businesses can transition to these eco-friendly systems without throwing out their old hardware. Yet another way the cloud helps us stay green.


That's a wrap on our top five trends in 2024. Bookmark this blog post and let us know later how right we were.



  • Tighter video surveillance in the workplace  

  • Intelligent license plate recognition in residential areas 

  • Smart cameras are getting smarter with AI 

  • Professional video monitoring for all 

  • Greener and cleaner video surveillance


Stay Ahead of the Trends with Electromedia

Excited to step into a safer, brighter future? Our security-obsessed team at Electromedia is ready to make it happen! Let's create a video surveillance plan that fits you like a glove, making sure 2024 is the year your security levels up. Come on board as we build a secure, easy, and super smart world. Reach out today, and let's get started!


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