IS TECH MAKING SECURITY GUARDS BETTER OR WORSE?
In our fast-paced and high-tech world, we see technology moving into every area of our lives, whether it be work or play, business or personal. This is also true in the world of security, as we see more and more innovative and high-tech solutions to help solve everyday security needs every setting: business, public, and private. Technology can be a great way to round out and complete any security program, but it’s important to consider how tech can affect all security strategies in both positive and negative ways. Throwing technology at a problem won’t always create an instant fix, and it can sometimes result in unexpected and undesirable outcomes, as well. One such example to consider is the blending of technology with traditional on-the-ground security guards. Many businesses rely on guards to provide the first building-blocks of their entire security program. This is a great strategy, and time-tested, but problems can and will arise when we see technology moving into the scene. This is a subject being discussed by both security professionals and the businesses that rely on them, with the ramifications affecting everyone involved. When technology and guards combine, it’s time to take a closer look. So is tech making security guards better or worse? Read on to find out more.