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Security and Investigation

Industry Outlook

Even though crime has been on the decline in the United States for some time, the outlook for the security and investigation industry is generally good. Public-sector budget cutting is curtailing the ability of many state and local police departments to control crime. In addition, the coronavirus pandemic, which started in late 2019, caused many corporations to cut their budgets and reduce staff, including security workers. According to a recent security industry outlook, "the pandemic has also highlighted the importance of technology as a force multiplier." For example, in "potentially virus-ridden environments, systems like video access control and drone surveillance with video analytics can bolster a security force." Security officers will always be needed, but technology can help them with their work.

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