This explains an increasing demand in African countries for electronic security, which is the use of technology and electronic devices to provide safety and security for lives, assets, and businesses, by preventing and unauthorized access to restricted premises, critical assets, and sensitive data. This is done, leveraging on contemporary electronic security systems, intrusion & panic sensors and alarms, electronic access control systems, and CCTV/Video surveillance systems and analytics.
A case in point is the Nigerian market which has responded positively to the electronic security market. In Nigeria, many private individual commercial establishments and government bodies are now investing on improving the quality of safety. A major factor contributing to these improvements are the wave of terror, kidnapping, some basic regulations being implemented in some sensitive sectors like FSI, Manufacturing and Oil & Gas. In fact, security systems are also now adopted as a strong basics for quality certification. Commercial establishments have also adopted security systems/programs as a strategic value proposition. Security in the face of the optimism, the market is still faced with a major challenge of premature and poor infrastructure, like power, physical development and in proper planning and legislation.
Influence of technology and the growth trend
Since the creation of the ear-piercing burglar alarm systems, profound level of fear amongst the public and a demand for more cost effective and efficient measure has increased demand for electronic security.
The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has simplified the approach and made technology a critical factor in combatting the risk management deficient in every society. Technology is therefore a critical enabler in creating a sustainable Security management framework.
The developed society today have invested billions of dollars in cities counties, states communities, critical infrastructure, real estate sectors on electronic security systems such as CCTV surveillance systems, access control and other security and surveillance equipment and gadgets.
Africa is still way behind in this regard. But few discerning countries like Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa are beginning to take steps in the right direction. The system integration capability in electronic security has tremendously helped law enforcement in several African countries in apprehending criminals and law breakers. Most evidences produced through the platform has proven reliable.