How Is Home Security Technology Evolving?

From biometric technology to drones surveilling the sky, security technology has come a long way in the last few years. When you consider the fact that almost 78% of businesses monitor employees via security systems, it’s no wonder there’s been so much technological innovation in the security sector. People want to protect their assets.

Tech and e-commerce giant Amazon seems to be well aware of this fact, too. In fact, the company has recently been granted a patent for drone technology that would allow them to perform “security as a service.” This is one of Amazon’s latest moves in their efforts to develop surveillance and security tools for private and commercial use.

The typical home is a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house with 1,800 square feet and a price tag of $200,000. But now that many homes are being equipped with high-tech features, the average cost could soon skyrocket.

The patent, which was originally filed in June 2015, is for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that “may perform a surveillance action at a property of an authorized party.” Essentially, this means a homeowner could elect to use this service to monitor their property. The patent also states that this service would allow homeowners to request both one-time and regular property surveillance. According to Amazon, the drones would only be capable of surveilling a geofenced area, with surrounding areas being obscured. While Amazon might be a huge company, this isn’t something small businesses are ruling out, either. Considering there are over 28.8 million small businesses, offering this type of security is essential.

But Amazon isn’t the only innovating force in home and small business security. In fact, there are several new technologies on the security scene that home and business owners alike are taking advantage of.

  • Motion Decectors – Motion sensors can be especially helpful on construction sites and at home. Considering the construction market is predicted to grow by 6%, monitoring empty job sites during off hours is incredibly important. And when homeowners are on vacation, motion sensor alerts can tip off a security company or local police force.
  • Audio Sensors – The beauty of audio sensor technology is that it can determine whether a noise is related to any sort of threat or not. For example, the sound of shattering glass might trigger an alert.
  • Biometric Security Measures – Now that digital fingerprint and facial recognition are both a part of technological security, wealthy homeowners are also taking advantage of it. Many high-end communities even have biometric security measures like these included in all of their residences.

Research suggests that almost 86% of consumers are willing to pay more for a better experience. That fact remains the same whether we’re talking about customer service or technology. What new home security technologies will come out next?

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