Rapidly advancing technology continues to make strides in pretty much every industry these days—and home security is no different.
Long gone are the days of grainy security camera footage and simple alarm systems. We’ve graduated to smart locks, video doorbells, remote-controlled cameras and more. Thanks to artificial intelligence and other technological advances, the future of home security is something to look forward to.
As we approach the new year, let’s take a peek at what the next decade in home protection could look like and how new technology and devices can work together to secure our homes and loved ones on an entirely new level.
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The ability to protect our homes took a major step forward in recent years with remote access security. With remote access, it became possible for homeowners to control a variety of security devices from anywhere, at any time—from their very own smartphone.
As we look to the future, the combination of remote access technology and artificial intelligence could help launch home security systems into the stratosphere.
We now have the ability to teach computers to do what comes naturally to humans through a data analytics technique called machine learning. So, what does this mean for home security? With machine learning and AI, your home security devices could act as one, collecting and analyzing data to create the safest and most effective system possible.
Imagine if your door locks, security cameras, audio sensors and more collected data about your home and used it to keep you safe. Let us explain…
With machine learning, your home security devices could be trained to recognize habits and activities that are common to your home. This type of technology is already in practice today. For example, a state-of-the-art thermostat can learn what temperatures you like at different points of the day. After a few days of collecting this information, the thermostat will set a schedule for you. In the future, the same type of learning could be used for lighting, locks, entertainment systems and more.
Once your system has a profile of your home’s regular activity, it can use it to expect certain behaviors, as well as identify unusual ones.
Modern cameras already come equipped with features like HD recording, cloud storage, and remote monitoring. And as we move into 2020, we can expect these innovations to only get better.
The next phase of cameras will go a step beyond, such as recognizing people and sounds that should or shouldn’t be in a home. For example, the ability to distinguish between a family pet and an intruder, or an intruder's voice and a family member's voice.
In addition, cameras in the future could likely use sensors that detect environmental factors depending on time of day or season, such as air quality and temperature. These types of sensors learn the habits of your home and can detect and alert you of any unusual activity.
Imagine an alarm system linked to a criminal database with the ability to scan an intruder’s face through facial recognition software.
As we move into the next decade, this type of technology isn't just something out of a movie. With this type of technology, an alarm system would be much more than a bunch of flashing lights and loud sounds. It could potentially address an intruder by name or immediately send data to authorities.
Neighborhood watch programs have helped keep homes and families safe for decades. And keeping an eye out for your neighbors’ safety will be much easier with the help of technology.
Future technology will definitely help take community awareness to the next level. With machine learning, your home security system would have the ability to communicate with other security systems in your neighborhood. If trouble is detected, your system would have the intelligence and capabilities to promptly alert your neighbors and work together to collect and save important data.
Some of the boldest (and gutsier) tactics being tossed around in the security world are those regarding polymer-coated fencing and chemical-marking drones.
According to IFSEC Global, in the near future, the first line of defense could come in the form of advanced polymer-coated fences surrounding your property. If an intruder is detected attempting to trespass onto your property, these fences would alert your security system. Other tactics include chemical-marking yard sprayers and low-flying drones, which could halt intruders before they get near your home. The yard sprayers could douse unwanted visitors with recognizable chemical markers and send drones to follow and film an attempted escape.
Everyone wants to feel safe in their own home and know that their possessions are protected when they are away. Ackerman works with you to create a security system that's custom-designed for your unique home.
We’re here to help guarantee your home is safe and secure as you enter the new decade.
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