Home Security in 2022 is all about innovative technology. Smart security products are nothing new, but the ever-increasing features and capabilities are even more impressive. In an ever-expanding industry, it’s hard to predict what the year will hold, but, based on the current direction of the industry, here are five trends to watch for:
1. Universal Home Automation
Many homeowners are already using smart technology to play music, add items to grocery lists, adjust the thermostat, and turn on and off their lights. Smart speakers pick up voice commands (or can be managed in the palm of your hand). What is new is that Apple, Amazon, and Google have all decided to collaborate to bring voice commands into the home security and automation space. The goal is to create a cohesive home automation system that will link to any smart speaker and incorporate your security system into a single interface. Think of a much more streamlined and secure home.
2. Cloud-Based Security Solutions
As security systems become more robust, there is a growing need for better data management. Remote access, video storage, and review tools, and personalization are all easier to accomplish with new cloud-based systems.
3. Facial Recognition
In addition to voice recognition and commands, facial recognition is more frequently a feature in home security systems. The same technology that can identify a person on your phone will enhance your home security system. Instead of using a code or fingerprint to unlock doors, soon, you will be able to do this with only your face. The AI in these systems also can learn the faces of people who regularly visit your home and alert you to their arrival.
4. Remote Video Monitoring
Video surveillance is recognized as a valuable security asset for homeowners today. Many surveillance cameras are linked to a mobile application already, but, in 2022, we can expect to see more features that allow users to respond to emergencies at the touch of a button, directly from the app, with no need to scramble to make a phone call.
5. False Alarm Reduction
With the introduction of AI into more alarm systems, homeowners can expect fewer false alarms. Monitoring systems are becoming more sophisticated, and functions like motion and light sensors will determine the presence of people in a home.
Smart technology has not completely replaced traditional lock and key systems yet, but home security has made a shift to more technology-based systems. It is undoubtedly an exciting time for the security industry at large and security-minded homeowners in particular.