Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Physical Security, 2018

Published: 13 July 2018

ID: G00357262

Analyst(s): Nick Ingelbrecht , Santhosh Rao


This Hype Cycle helps infrastructure and operations leaders build sustainable physical security systems by exploiting the advances in analytics, coding and automation to secure the physical environment and improve productivity, accuracy and situation awareness.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Printed Electronics Tags
    • Ruggedized NVRs
    • VSaaS
  • At the Peak
    • Drone Countermeasures
    • Advanced Architectures for Physical Security
    • IoT Security
    • Smart Surveillance Cameras
    • 4K Cameras
    • Mobile Credentials for Access Control
    • Advanced Video Analytics
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Managed Security Services
    • PSIM
    • User and Entity Behavior Analytics
    • OSDP
    • Operational Technology Security
    • H.265
    • Video Management Systems
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Biometric Safes
    • Body-Worn Cameras
    • NVRs
    • Face Recognition for Physical Security
    • Access Control Biometrics
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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