There was a time that deadbolt locks were the gold standard in home security. With the rise of digital technology, that’s just not the case anymore.
According to market research, connected home security systems will be impacted by four major trends through 2020 and beyond:
Adoption of Cloud-Based Technologies
Security-savvy residential users have embraced “smart home security systems” with centralized controls. These have quickly morphed into cloud-based residential security solutions that are self-monitoring and easily operated from remote locations. Additionally, these cloud-based services decrease the complexity of software issues inside the devices, making them more user-friendly.
Ability to Arm the Security System Remotely
Residential users are also clamoring for all-in-one home security systems with remote “smart arming” features via app. The app is used to determine if anyone is currently in the home, and to set the alarm when the app detects that the home is vacant. When the security system detects suspicious activity, these apps also notify law enforcement by text, phone call and email, some systems provide extra levels of home-monitoring through panoramic video and sound detection using Z-Wave compatible and Wi-Fi-enabled cameras.
Potential Growth Options for Home Cloud Solutions
Home cloud solutions consist of content (pictures, video, and music), productivity (documents, email, and contacts) and sensors (data collected through smart-home and e-health devices). As the amount of data, especially video, increases, the demand for remote storage and access is increasing as well. Home cloud solution companies are providing a wide range of offers to accommodate this demand, including multi-screen usage, interactivity, and service personalization. For example, Hulu Plus and Spotify deliver multi-screen services; home cloud solutions companies like Boxee help users to share content with friends by integrating their social network information into online content that has been locally stored.
Integration of Pocket Drones with Personal Security Features
Sound space age? Not really. The use of these pocket-sized drones with built-in biometric scanning is right around the corner. From an altitude of 20 feet, these drones can capture vital identification information about an assailant. These pocket-sized drones can be controlled using radio controllers or through Android phones with a USB port, and feature recharging systems that can be deployed in less than 20 seconds.
Experts in the home security market agree: cloud-based services offer a low cost of ownership and on-demand scalability at an affordable cost to homeowners.