As technology advances, so the home security market takes full advantage. Once solely the stuff of science fiction movies, a variety of options are emerging, including that of robots and AI (artificial intelligence) that allow the homeowner to secure their property in ways that, even just a few years ago, would’ve been considered virtually impossible.
So let’s take a look at the latest trends either hitting the market now or poised to become available in the very near future.
This is a massive step forward in convenience, as integrating smart devices, security systems, lighting, heating etc. into a single system is a real boon for homeowners. Being able to maintain, check and control everything from a single hub – or from a smart device – is truly user-friendly and a real market driver right now.
With many of us taking advantage of security options such as alarms, lighting, smart locks, CCTV etc. it makes perfect sense for this to all be integrated into a single system, allowing you to protect your home from all aspects with a few simple screen touches. Advantages include remote alarming, checking all areas of a property via an app on your home, receiving real-time alerts should any of your security be triggered, and even systems that can automatically arm when they sense that the home is empty.
Home cloud-based technology and solutions
Multiple applications take advantage of the cloud, storing digital data in the form of content (images, music, video, etc.), that from sensors (used by home smart devices and meters), and productivity (from documents, email, contacts, etc). While we’re all used to aspects such as logging into your cloud-based social media account from anywhere, this same tech is now applied to home security and monitoring.
Cloud-based security services can store images from your surveillance systems, allow you to view your pets, remotely control the heating, and more. More importantly, the trend of storing data within the cloud rather than using an on-premises server storage lowers the chances of system failure due to software issues or data breaches. The cloud means we can benefit from the user-friendly services that technology brings, as well as remote access and monitoring, at an affordable cost.
AI, robots and drones
Surveillance is no longer limited to static cameras, with many of us embracing the age of the robot without even realising it. Robots capture and communicate images to our smart devices, AI learns our preferences and tailors various smart devices to our needs, and home pocket drones are being developed, ready to take to the skies to scour for intruders if an alarm is triggered and beam their presence to your device or security service.
Smart home security is not only here, it’s affordable and easy to integrate into your life. Tech is revolutionising the methods by which we secure our homes, data, and more. In addition, technology further allows insurance and security to work hand in hand, thanks to proactive measures that lower the chances of a home being damaged, either by unauthorised access or emergencies such as fire or flooding.
Emerging trends, once proven, are quickly integrated into devices and options that are not only beneficial for security, but that make our lives that much easier. Security professionals, Crown Security, are at the forefront of the latest tech and have been trusted by Perth residents for decades to bring the latest solutions to not only secure their properties but to offer all the advantages that home automation brings.
- Posted by Steve Aldridge
- On 03/03/2020