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Future of Home Protection

CIOInsider Team

After a tiring day at work, one longs to get back to the comfort of his/her home for the peace of mind. But is it really safe back there. The future of home protection holds the promise to change that concern to peace of mind. There are several technologies that are going to change how we feel about the security & safety at home.

Drones and yard detection
The first line of defence in protecting your home is no longer going to be your front door. Futuristic polymer-coated fences will be able to detect when someone attempts to climb over them, and alert the rest of the security system that an intruder is present.

It’s likely that a combination of low-flying drones and chemical-marking yard sprayers will help to halt any interlopers before they’ve even made it to your back door. When a trespasser is present, they will immediately be doused in a difficult-to-remove chemical marker, and a drone will be launched from your roof that will follow – and film – their attempted escape.

In some instances, the drones themselves may be

able to release a marking spray as well, making it impossible for even the best getaway car to elude detection.

Smart detectors/surveillance
It seems fairly obvious in this day and age that smart home security cameras are only going to get better from here. Even now, a few manufacturers are beginning to unveil motion-activated cameras that are able to distinguish between your dog rooting around in your garbage can and an actual thief.

The next phase of cameras will go a step beyond this and incorporate other environmental factors such as air quality, temperature, and vocal-recognition sensors that have the capacity to learn different contexts that happen in your home depending upon the time of day and season.

Burglar alarms
Inter-connectivity has other advantages, too. In the not-too-distant future, your home burglar alarm system could be directly linked to a criminal database and have the capability to run face-recognition software.

Combine these together and, instead of just blaring sounds or disorienting strobe lights, your system can actually address the intruder by name and immediately send the data to the authorities.

Automated neighbourhood watch
It’s ingrained in our DNA to want to protect those we care about. That’s why neighbourhood watch programs have been such a vital component to a home’s security.

Technology is going to take this community awareness a step further by equipping the next generation of intelligent alarm systems with the ability to communicate with other systems in the neighbourhood. If ever a suspicious person were to enter the neighbourhood, the program will immediately alert all the other homes and will collectively begin gathering important data.

We want to feel safe in our own house and know that our possessions are protected when we are away. With the future of smart home protection just around the corner, you’ll have all the security you need, without feeling like you live in a bunker.

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