Inhibiting and driving forces for the digitalization of security systems: security officers’ view on the issue

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This memo reports on factors that drive and inhibit the digitalization of security systems. The reported factors are as follows:

Technology-push factors
• Need to lower costs on the end-user side, i.e. replacing labour with technology
• Perceived convenience and ease-of-use of digital systems
• Digital products can be connected to the current enterprise network; enabling an expanding set of security features
• Firms holding the IP-capability (IP=Internet Protocol) and not having offered security in the past see business opportunities in adding security solutions to their offerings Inhibiting factors
• Bandwidth and storage limitation and the political ‘battle of the bandwidth’
• Consultants and systems integrators are pushing “old” solutions
• Fragmented industry on the systems integrator side
• Fear of technology challenging current position, i.e. job security, of security officers
• Fear of being ‘locked-in’ to only one supplier of security


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Information Systems, Social aspects


  • demand-side, technological change, digitization, physical security
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLusax security informatics
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryPopular science

Publication series

NameLUSAX memo series

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