defence in the digital age
Not only is securing your home now as simple as the swipe of a smartphone screen, it’s also tapping into state-of-the-art technology. Jamie Siminoff, CEO and founder of home security company Ring, explains, “[There are] advancements in smart home security beyond the CCTV camera, with new technology now allowing facial recognition so the camera can determine a pet from a human; advanced motion detection zones, so you can select the areas you want to monitor; and deterrence measures like sirens to ward off prowlers.” The Ring Video Doorbell comes with motion sensors that activate the camera and send instant alerts to your phone, and also ‘speaks’ to other security features, such as smart locks.
“Say... your Ring app alerts you to your neighbour at your door with a parcel,” explains Jamie. “You can tell them to enter your garage that you’ve just opened using a smart home-connected device.”
Security firm Swann has introduced thermalsensing technology to its DIY home security range. “Homeowners no longer have to sift through hours of footage to find what they’re looking for,” explains Swann’s Jeremy Stewart. “The CCTV system distinguishes between genuine intruders and false triggers.”