A recent story published in Forbes detailed recent trends in burglary. Even though the story included assuring tidbits, overall it was a bit unnerving.
“On average, over one million home burglaries happen annually in the U.S.” “A home burglary happens every 25.7 seconds in the U.S.”
“For the past several decades, property crime rates, including burglaries, have steadily declined. The current burglary rate, including cases of forced entry, is 75% less than it was in the 1980s.” That, however, is small consolation if you are counted among the victims.
Home security trends, and statistics about crimes such as burglary, are followed closely by the management at Baron Services in Bullhead City, Arizona. After all, we are a leading provider of home security systems, and home security monitoring, in the Colorado River Valley. And we always want to be in a position to provide custormers with the best service and best home security systems available.
As you may have noticed, technology is changing tings at a dizzying pace. And home security is not exempt. But what does the future hold for home security?
In recent years security systems moved from locks, deadbolts, and cameras to smart doorbells, alarms, and locks. The next step in home security evolution will be dynamic as it involves linking these and similar devices with AI, artifical intelligence.
Discussions about artificial intelligence often include a facial recognition component. State of the art security systems already include use of facial recognition. But home security systems linked with cloud based artifical intelligence of the near future will go even further.
Already in development are NFC keys with a facial recognition elements. The first is the extension of existing home security conventions. Looming on the horizon are affordable AI-powered night vision cameras. Likewise with self aware solar powered home surveillance drones that can stay airborne for weeks at a time or longer. The limitations and boundaries of human interactions in home security are being overcome with technological advancement.
There are aspects of articial intelligence applications in the home that for lack of a better word seem creepy. Consider the discussions about Alexa.
But take a moment and think of the potential advantages. Robotic patroling. Monitoring for medical emergencies or patients. Child supervision. Faster times to alert police, fire, security services or ambulance companies.
Rest assured. Baron Services will keep abreast of changes and the evolution of home security. And we will always ensure that you have the monitored system you need, not the one with the most bells and whistles.
From security system installation during construction or in an existing home or business, to maintenance, upgrades, and monitoring, Baron Servicces is your one stop shop in the Colorado River Valley.
Wtitten by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America