Technological advances inevitably lead to advances in home security systems. As technology becomes faster, smarter, smaller and more versatile, so do home security systems. Even today, many concepts that would seem like science fiction just twenty or thirty years ago are becoming fundamental elements of basic home security systems, like smartphone controlled home automation. Today we can lock and unlock doors, turn on or off lights, check in through live video feeds and even control the thermostat from anywhere in the world through a basic smartphone.
The Future is Here
The future of home security is unveiling before our eyes. Already RFID technology, wireless technology and facial recognition software are being used to keep people safe, prevent crime and catch criminals. The FDA has approved implantable microchips for humans, and cities like New York have convicted criminals caught through facial recognition software and identified through Facebook. As Americans, we are naturally weary to embrace any technology that might infringe our fundamental rights to privacy. But as the debate wages over the cost vs. benefit, these technologies continue to change, adapt and improve for those that choose to embrace them.
Homes of the Future
Companies like Google and General Electric are already planning for what homes will look like in 2025. We aren’t quite going to be the Jetsons, but we will definitely be heading in that direction with 3D printers, medical dispensers, virtual closets, smart faucets, composting appliances and water recycling systems. Imagine being able to print clothing, shoes, dog toys, kitchenware, dinnerware and a variety of home décor right from your home office. So what does all this have to do with your home security system? You will be able to tell your home exactly what to do anytime, anywhere. As homes get smarter and appliances more interactive, home security systems will continue to serve as the brain for controlling your smart home. Today, the security industry is leading the way for providing safe platforms that allow users to communicate with their home through systems like Alarm.com.
How to Prevent Burglars from Hacking Your Smart Home
As our homes get smarter, burglars are going to have to devise workarounds, but technological advances are sure to make robberies more challenging. Burglars will need to know how to crack a garage door firewall on top of having to crack the actual lock. This will definitely raise the bar for thieves. Facial recognition software will help make sure you never accidentally answer the door for a known criminal, and these programs will aid authorities in identifying criminals caught on tape. The limit to technological advances in home security are endless, and you can be sure Butler Durrell will be at the forefront of helping you implement these advancements in your home as they become available.
Perhaps someday Butler Durrell will be installing home defense robots with the ability to assess threats, stop and detain criminals or pull people out of burning buildings, all while contacting local authorities remotely. Until then, we’ll be doing all we can to keep you and your family safe with state-of-the-art monitored alarm systems and interactive home automation technology.
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