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Genetec releases 2022 State of Physical Security Report

Genetec , a leading technology provider of unified security , public safety , operations and business intelligence solutions , has shared the results of its 2022 State Physical Security report .

Based on insights from over 3,700 physical security leaders worldwide ( including endusers and systems integrators / installers / providers ), the report looks at the security strategies organizations are putting in place to effectively navigate the realities of a changing landscape .
The future of security is hybrid : 54 % of end-user respondents indicated that their organization ’ s target vision for security deployment is a blend of onpremises and cloud-based solutions . A hybrid approach enables organizations to optimize their existing on-premises investments while leveraging cloud options to save cost , increase security and efficiency and enable remote access to systems and sensors .
Cybersecurity concerns are rising : The convergence of Information Technology ( IT ) and security is inspiring new approaches to implementing and managing a strong cybersecurity strategy . 64 % of IT respondents and 54 % of security respondents indicated that cybersecurity tools are a top focus this year .
Use of physical security for business operations : The survey showed that almost two-thirds ( 63 %) of all respondents and seven in every 10 organizations with over 10,000 employees described physical security and related data as ‘ missioncritical ’. Over the last few years , physical security has become a strategic asset to cope with a variety of challenges that go beyond just mitigating risk and is now playing a much more significant role in organizations ’ Digital Transformation .
Physical security gets unified : Most respondents ( 64 %) reported that they run both video surveillance and access control in their physical security deployments . Of those , 77 % indicated that their organization had implemented either integration between video surveillance and access control systems from different vendors , or a unified video surveillance and access control solution from one manufacturer .
“ Every organization wants to get their hands on the latest technology ,” said Pervez Siddiqui , Vice-President of Offerings and Transformation at Genetec . “ However , faced with budget constraints , talent shortages and ever-changing priorities , security leaders are required to do more with less . A unified security
Survey methodology
Genetec surveyed physical security professionals from 25 August to 21 September , 2022 . Following a review of submissions , 3,711 respondents were included in the sample for analysis . Survey samples were run across all regions , including North America , Central America , Caribbean , South America , Europe , Middle East , Africa , East Asia , Southern Asia , South-Eastern Asia , Central Asia , Western Asia and Australia / New Zealand .
platform gives organizations a path to modernize their ageing systems while leveraging their existing infrastructure . And they can do this without expensive and complex custom development .” p
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