The Middle East, with its predominance of critically vital hydrocarbon, energy and utility plants, needs set to become an early adopter of the latest AI-influenced identity and face recognition technology as commercial building security raises up the region’s infrastructure agenda, according to experts.
New insights from 6Wresearch estimate a 16.6 percent compound annual growth in the region’s commercial security market, which will reach $8.4 billion over the next four years, with owners and operators employing the very latest technology to ring fence their assets.
The forecasts are borne out by the commercial security sector at Intersec, a trade fair for security, safety and fire protection, which will run at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from Jan. 19 to 21 next year. Commercial security will be the second largest exhibitor segment at the show accounting for nearly a third of the 1,100 participants. Fire and rescue will be the show’s largest segment with over 400 exhibitors.
Danish exhibitor Milestone Systems, which provides open platform video management software (VMS) technology that helps ensure safety, protect assets and increases business efficiency, says the future of commercial security will be dominated by intelligent, AI-driven solutions.
“AI is a real game-changer,” said Amine Sadi, regional sales manager, Middle East and Africa, Milestone Systems. “AI systems can analyze massive amounts of data, which is beneficial for reviewing hours of surveillance footage. By learning how objects move and what they look like, the AI applications can rank the data and make decisions based on it. Machine learning and artificial intelligence assist by analyzing data that has not been organized or labeled in advance, finding discernible patterns and helping to search for unknown output to solve problems.”
“According to the World Economic Forum, more than 1 trillion sensors will be connected to the internet by 2022,” he added.
At Intersec 2020, Milestone Systems plans to unveil the latest version of its XProtect VMS and solutions specifically targeting the safe city, transportation and retail industries. The purpose-built, high performance Milestone Husky XSeries, a high-performance network video recorder will also be showcased.
Meanwhile, Italy’s Euklis, which manufactures technological solutions for security, video surveillance, access control and telecommunications, identifies face recognition as the new industry game-changer.
“It has a relevant impact in reducing residual risk, when the intention is to make the access to a critical infrastructure or an industrial site safer,” a company spokesperson said. “The key trends shaping the future of commercial security in the Middle East will be video surveillance, access control and integrated and centralized management of security systems on a common platform.”
At Intersec 2020, Euklis will demonstrate its FaRe 3.0 Hybrid — Identity and FaCe Recognition Platform.