Smart Security: How Science is Enhancing Home Protection

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With tensions high around the world and no end in sight, it can be a good idea to evaluate your home security system to ensure it will keep you safe. Fortunately, thanks to science and technology, there are many great options available to you, and many more on the way.

Scientific Innovations Helping to Improve Security

Smart Speakers

Smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Google Nest, and Apple HomePod all use advanced natural language processing (NLP), which allows them to understand and model human language. They also use machine learning algorithms to help them identify occupants and even possible intruders. Being able to identify your voice means tempering with the system is less likely.

Smart Cameras

Even better than smart speakers are smart cameras. These devices can use face recognition to allow or prevent access to your homes. They can also identify suspicious behavior occurring on your property and automatically respond by ensuring the doors are locked and authorities are on the way. Research into neural networks and artificial intelligence is behind these advancements, and it’s still in its early stages.

Smart Locks

Smart locks, like those by Schlage, use sophisticated encryption methods to prevent unauthorized entrances to your home while enhancing convenience and safety for homeowners. You can open the door using your smartphone and can assign multiple access codes for other family members. The science of cryptography ensures that digital keys and communication between the lock and the user’s smartphone are secure and that, too, is advancing quickly.

Future Trends in Smart Home Security Technology

Biometric Security

Advancements in biometrics that include facial recognition and fingerprint identification are likely to become more popular as they get more accurate. These technologies offer a higher level of security than keys or passcodes ever could.

Blockchain for Security

Blockchain technology is very popular right now, particularly for its ability to improve the security of smart devices. By decentralizing control and creating immutable records of all interactions, blockchain can prevent unauthorized access and tampering.

Edge Computing

Edge computing processes data at the source of the data, which increases overall speed dramatically while remaining scalable. It’s also more difficult for hackers to steal your data using this system, and it’s better for the environment.

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