Security is one of the most important considerations when managing a business facility for a customer or owning commercial real estate. Although you may not be in charge of day-to-day security operations, you must stay up to date on security trends so that you can provide advice and counsel to your customers on concerns that will help them safeguard their property, people, and data. 

This article examines the trends that will affect commercial security in 2022 and how and why these developments are significant to your customers. There are two main branches of security – physical and information security. The commercial security systems of the future will need to understand and incorporate both types; however, for this article's sake, we will be focusing only on the physical security trends for 2022.

The commercial security systems of 2022 will need to protect commercial buildings, commercial property, commercial spaces, commercial operations, and commercial habitats.

There are the top commercial security trends that are expected over the next year:

  1. Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR)
  2. Drones
  3. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems
  4. Biometrics
  5. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  6. Smart Locks
  7. Cloud Migration
  8. Building system integration
  9. Hybrid workspace security

The commercial security systems of the future will need to integrate these technologies as they become more mainstream.

Here is a brief explanation of why each commercial security trend is essential:

Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality


These two concepts are closely linked as they both provide commercial security systems with another layer of detail that enhances the real-world physical commercial security system. For example, various commercial spaces are equipped with sensors to monitor commercial operations within them, but adding in an AR/VR system would be able also to determine commercial property damage done by individuals in the commercial space.



Drones play a vital role in commercial security, especially in commercial spaces that are difficult to monitor by commercial security systems. The commercial security systems of 2022 will need to control and manage drones to enhance physical commercial security.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV)


One of the most established commercial security trends, CCTV is still one of the commercial security systems that require the most attention. The commercial security system of 2022 will need to provide commercial spaces with all-inclusive commercial CCTV monitoring for commercial building security.



Biometric technology is growing in popularity, especially as more commercial spaces are equipped with commercial biometric locks and commercial biometric sensors. Modern commercial security systems will need to integrate commercial biometric technologies into their commercial security system.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)


AI is one of the most exciting commercial security trends because it can completely transform commercial spaces and commercial operations by monitoring human activity in commercial areas and commercial buildings. The commercial security system of 2022 will need to understand commercial AI and commercial machine learning as commercial security technologies.

Smart Locks


The rising usage of smart locks for restricting access to individual doors is a critical development in commercial security systems that we will witness in 2022. Employees or authorized guests may lock or unlock doors using intelligent locks, electromechanical devices. Signals from various Bluetooth-enabled user devices, such as cellphones, key fobs, wearables, and touchpads connect with the smart lock to provide credentials that allow or refuse access. Access is granted via various types of identity verification in more advanced systems. 

Cloud Migration


The rising popularity of cloud-based security solutions is another major trend for 2022. Traditional security solutions need physical equipment installation on-site, which may take up precious space. Encouraging your customers to migrate to the cloud will increase operational efficiency and better space utilization. Cloud-based solutions do not need on-site equipment or servers, and they can be administered and monitored from anywhere with an Internet connection. As a result, security staff is no longer required to maintain access systems, assist authorized users with issues, or monitor the facility for occurrences. Other significant advantages of cloud-based technologies are available to your clients. Threat data is automatically updated in the cloud, ensuring that security professionals are constantly updated on the most recent threats to the organization.

Building System Integration


In 2022, as energy efficiency and waste reduction become more critical, security systems and building management systems will become more integrated. Data from security systems, especially smart locks and video surveillance systems, may be used to offer helpful information about how people use a property. Owners and building managers may utilize the data to see when and how certain areas are used. For extensively used or under-utilized locations, this may give more control over heating, lighting, and other environmental conditions. Building managers may reduce energy waste in areas only utilized sporadically by automating control systems.

Hybrid Workspace Security


Millions of individuals and organizations were exposed to the potential advantages of remote working due to the epidemic and related lockdowns. Although there has been a sluggish return to the office, many organizations have adopted a hybrid working model. Workers may choose whether to work from home or in the office on any given day, which will have far-reaching ramifications for property management in general, as well as security, until 2022. Owners may need to reorganize the workplace to accommodate permanent and temporary workers while preserving social distance, depending on the proportion of home and office-based staff. Access control gets more complicated as well. Security teams must control entry to the building for both permanent office personnel and home-based employees who come in regularly. As a result, security teams in 2022 will need to build solutions that apply to various situations in a remote working environment while using a convergent strategy in the office.

In conclusion, commercial security is a must in commercial spaces worldwide. It provides commercial building owners and tenants with peace of mind knowing that their assets are protected from unauthorized access, natural disasters, commercial malware attacks, and many other threats. The commercial security systems of 2022 will need to integrate commercial security technologies from today to ensure commercial buildings are protected.