Home security

Security 2030: What the future holds for home protection

Courtni Wisenbaker-Scheel

Writer, Modernize

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Courtni Wisenbaker-Scheel is a mother of two, and lover of all things Danish modern. She enjoys writing professionally for Home Improvement Leads, with the goal of connecting qualified contractors with homeowners to make their dream home a reality.
July 25, 2017

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Home may be where the heart is, but that doesn’t mean that everyone feels completely safe within their own walls, especially when they’re away.

Thankfully, the future of home protection holds the promise to change that concern to peace of mind.

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 neighborhood watch

It’s ingrained in our DNA to want to protect those we care about. That’s why neighborhood 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 neighborhood. If ever a suspicious person were to enter the neighborhood, the program will immediately alert all the other homes and will collectively begin gathering important data.

Everyone wants to feel safe in their own home and know that their possesses are protected when they 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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