The private security industry is not standing still. From dealing with labor shortages to digitization and sustainability, there are many interesting trends and developments shaping the future of the industry. In this article, we discuss the five most important trends and developments in the security industry in 2023.
1. Shortage on the labor market
One of the biggest challenges for security companies in 2023 is the tight labor market. Finding qualified security guards is an increasing problem, with the result that security companies struggle to meet the demand. This leads to a threat to the quality of service and the level of service that security companies can provide.
2. Greater appreciation for the security guard profession
A positive development that we can expect in 2023 is the revaluation of the security guard profession. Due to the shortage on the labor market and the increasing demand for security, security guards have become increasingly important. In January 2023, the Collective Labor Agreement for security guards was extended, resulting in an average salary increase of 14,5%. This is an important step in repositioning the security profession and making it more attractive to new employees.
3. Technology plays an increasingly important role
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the physical security industry. Companies that embrace technology have a competitive edge. There are several technology trends that we can expect in 2023. A major trend is artificial intelligence (AI), which can be used for advanced video surveillance and video analytics. Other trends include mobile applications for workforce management and business process automation.
4. New rules and legislation
In 2023, new rules and legislation are expected that relate to cybersecurity and the protection of personal data. Companies need to be aware of these developments and adapt to the changing demands and expectations of customers.
5. Sustainability is also becoming increasingly important within the security industry
Companies would like to operate more sustainably, also when it comes to security. Fortunately, dealing responsibly with resources, environment, personnel, clients and colleagues is already established in the security industry. In concrete terms, we expect that security companies will increasingly take sustainability into account by using green energy, less disposal of good equipment, no unnecessary energy consumption, the use of electric cars, etc.
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