The full potential technology has when it comes to the future of home security is hard to grasp. After all, these are exciting times where new technological advancements and innovative devices are continually emerging on the market – promising to make life easier and safer.
Read more about four of these devices and the role they play in the future of home security in the following lines.
1. Video Doorbells
The newest generation of doorbells let you see who’s at the door – without having to get out of bed. In fact, you don’t even have to be at home.
Here are some of the exciting capabilities today’s generation of video doorbells provides:
- real-time alerts users can receive via their phones – regardless of their location
- wide viewing angles
- HD video recording triggered by motion detection sensors
- two-way audio which lets users answer the door as if they are always home
- High-dynamic-range (HDR) video which shows sharp details even in bright and dark areas.
2. Drone-Based Cameras
The Sunflower Home Awareness System, for instance, fuses outdoor sensors with an aerial drone-based camera to provide homeowners with a complete view of what’s going on all around their properties.
When the sensors spot unusual activity, the Flying Camera is deployed to the point of interest. From there, it sends a live video on users’ device to alert them.
What’s more, the drone will use differential GPS for precise navigation and include an advanced autopilot feature for autonomous flight.
The system has not yet been officially launched, but tests are scheduled for this year and those interested can sign up on their site to be notified of updates.
All in all, the Sunflower system provides a glimpse into a future where owners will be able to identify and investigate any unusual activity taking place anywhere on their property by leveraging drone technology.
3. Home Security Cameras with Facial Recognition
Facial recognition software can already be found in several of today’s smartphone new releases, but the technology can successfully be used for home security purposes, as well.
Netatmo’s smart indoor security camera named “Welcome,” for instance, recognizes faces and notifies users when children or elderly parents are home safely.
Also, it can easily be moved from one part of the home to another and alert homeowners when it detects a stranger’s face via a phone app. The alert comes with a picture of the stranger’s face and a video recording which allows users to know exactly what happens inside their homes.
Generally speaking, facial recognition software can change the face of overall home security by making room for a new way in which devices can “see” and understand what’s going on in our homes.
4. Smart Door Locks
While we have to wait for certain innovative devices to become available, some are already on the market. In fact, they have been around for some time now.
Smart locks such as Yale’s digital smart lock range are among them. Here are just a few of the benefits of investing in a keyless system for your doors:
- gain the freedom to efficiently secure your doors without the need to carry physical keys everywhere you go
- unlock your door remotely
- grant temporary access to guests, cleaners or other service providers via a phone app
- keep track of who is going through your door and when – from anywhere you are.
If you want to upgrade your home security by having your doors outfitted with smart locks, know our trained locksmiths can assist you with that. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.