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With the advent of technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, the Internet of Things, augmented reality, materials science, 3-D printing, and data analytics, the security industry is being transformed.

Emerging technologies are making an impact in at least 12 applied verticals in homeland security, according to forbes.com:


  • Counterterrorism and law enforcement informatics via predictive analytics and artificial intelligence
  • Real-time horizon scanning and data mining for threats and information sharing
  • Automated cybersecurity and information assurance
  • Enhanced Surveillance (chemical and bio-detection sensors, cameras, drones, facial recognition, license plate readers)
  • Simulation and augmented reality technologies for training and modeling
  • New non-lethal technologies such as: acoustics systems, chemicals markers, communications systems, optical devices, non-penetrating projectiles and munitions
  • Safety and security equipment (including bullet and bomb proof) made with lighter and stronger materials
  • Advanced forensics enabled by enhanced computing capabilities (including future quantum computing)
  • Interoperable communications, soon to be bolstered by 5G for First Responders
  • Situational awareness capabilities via GPS for disaster response and crisis response scenarios
  • Biometrics: assured identity security screening solutions by bio-signature: (every aspect of your physiology can be used as a bio-signature. Measure unique heart/pulse rates, electrocardiogram sensor, blood oximetry, skin temperature)
  • Robotic Policing (already happening in Dubai!)