Coverage of the cloud often focuses on whether or not the security it offers is adequate to justify migrating mission-critical apps and data to third party platforms. But the concerns over the digital protection afforded by cloud computing are generally being assuaged over time.
Now experts are suggesting that the cloud could soon have an impact on real world security operations; in short, the power of this form of IT will be brought to bear on the security of domestic and business premises, according to industry executive, David Ward.
Ward told Sourcable that the cloud is allowing for the automation of security systems, while also enabling remote access to the features that help to monitor premises of all kinds, without a human presence required on-site.
Crucially, this type of technology is already being deployed, with security firms choosing to harness central cloud-powered platforms rather than having to host the necessary infrastructures themselves.
This makes it much more affordable for clients to be offered the latest functionalities, since if the operating costs were higher for the vendors, then the same would not be possible.
It is not just about passive monitoring; the cloud is being used to help remotely control access to premises via wireless locking systems that, again, can be manipulated from any location using an internet-enabled device.
This has obvious benefits for businesses, ensuring that people can get in and out of a building effectively at all times, even if a member of the security team is not on site.
The cloud’s ability to lower the barrier of entry for high end IT adoption and hosting is having an impact across a range of industries and real world security seems in prime position to benefit from this in the coming years.