15 Jan 2021

Intrusion Detection Trends to Watch Out For in 2021

By Alexander Scheffold, Senior Product Manager at Vanderbilt.

A significant trend that came to the fore in 2020 was the acceptance of working from home and working remotely. This, of course, was due to the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, now the ability to be able to work from remote places is more critical than ever.

This is true for both the residential market and for small and large commercial businesses. Although Vanderbilt’s award-winning SPC intrusion detection system has had remote working capabilities since 2015, due to COVID-19, the true value and importance of these features came to prominence last year. 

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The pandemic has highlighted that digitalization and working from remote places offer new possibilities and a new workstyle. Therefore, secure and always available Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions like SPC Connect have become an essential part of daily work.

While SaaS solutions cannot completely replace human interaction (this will still be needed for commissioning, physical services, and handovers), we are sure it will stay an essential part of our daily work.

For instance, remote benefits of SPC Connect include automatic updates and security fixes, the ability to manage all multi-site locations from a single interface, and reporting abilities for all sites. 

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SPC Connect’s service is linked to the pay-as-you-go principle, therefore it provides a flexible solution to the installer to extend their service portfolio without long-term contracts. This means there is no financial risk. Instead, it brings the chance to create recurring revenue opportunities that leads to a steady income stream, high profit, and increased cash flow.

As for SPC Connect developments in 2021, installers and system users can expect to see updates that will focus on further enhanced performance, cybersecurity regulations, increased usability, and better system monitoring such as preventative maintenance additions.