The festive season has arrived, and it’s shaping up to be a cold one!

With heavy snow falling across the entire United Kingdom, most Londoners are gearing up to spend quality time with friends, family, and loved ones around fireplaces clad in warm clothing.

If you’re reading this, you must have at least a minor interest in the exciting world of security, so our security professionals at AST London have taken a look at three interesting security trends we can expect to see more of in 2018 below:

Ultra-HD Security Cameras

Most CCTV security cameras aren’t known for their picture clarity, with grainy shots often being deemed inadmissible in courts when used as evidence in criminal cases.

We’ve moved passed the terrible security camera quality of yesteryear, and onto HD security cameras with brilliant pictures like those AST London installs as standard.

Now, we’re facing the next step of security camera innovation – ultra HD CCTV systems! We’ll see more and more of these being installed across the UK as facial recognition becomes more pertinent in the fight against terrorism.

Increased Security Outsourcing

Private security is one of the fastest growing industry on the planet, and it’s easy to understand why.

With terrorism now in our counties, on our streets and in our homes – people want to feel safe again. People want to know that their homes and businesses are safe when they aren’t there.

Before, very few could afford private security measures, but with increased competition – this is certainly not the case anymore.

Experts predict that private security and neighbourhood watch numbers could grow substantially in 2018, as the west continues to battle against sleeper cell terrorism.

Bolstered Cyber Security

With more and more aspects of our everyday lives being digitised, and with more of our personal and business details being stored on cloud servers and used by third-parties, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of cyber security.

Industry leaders suggest that 2018 be the year all PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone users – and organisations that rely on these for business operations – turn to protective cyber security measures to ensure the safeguarding of data.

With ransomware attacks like WannaCry, that targeted some of the biggest corporate entities on the planet, it’s clear that nobody’s information is truly safe anymore.

Physical Security Solutions in 2018

With security solutions such as CCTV security camera systems, access control, secure mail boxes, tamper-proof digital notice boards, automated barriers and electrical gate automation – think AST London when choosing to bolster your security in 2018! Get in touch with us right here.