3 Technological Trends That Are Making Home Security Systems Smarter

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Security systems aren’t as one-dimensional as they used to be. Their functions, responses, and scope of sensitivity are changing every year. Here are the top three trends changing home security systems in 2018:

1. More processes can be handled locally.

Tiny devices used to only be able to handle a tiny amount of data or functionality. For a few years, it seemed like the trend for home and business security systems would be that data would be collected onsite and sent to the cloud for processing and analysis. But now even the smallest doorbell camera can help you communicate with visitors and recognize familiar faces. Local processing doesn’t just mean faster results and added functionality. It means your home’s information is more secure and you have less data flowing between your security system and your phone.

2. You can start to search through your security footage like text.

When it comes to video monitoring, home security cameras have always been a time-intensive resource. You had the footage, but you had to comb through it manually if you wanted to track down what happened to a bike left on the front lawn or what animal was tearing up your backyard. However, video storage and search tools are getting smarter. Depending on your devices, you can start to search your footage with common terms like “running” or “package.” If you have facial recognition software, you can even type in the names of recognizable individuals.

3. AI means fewer false positives.

If you had a security system years ago, you probably remember how sensitive it was. Every door that was open for slightly too long set off a screech. If you entered a code incorrectly, you got a call from the security company. But smart security systems are learning what constitutes a real emergency. Once artificial intelligence in your security system starts to learn your family’s habits and typical neighborhood activity, it can filter out what it knows you won’t care about. It can even modulate your system’s responses by learning what signals should be left for a scheduled report and which ones you should know about immediately.

See how else security systems have evolved by contacting Protec Security Systems.