Security technology changes all of the time to keep up with the fast paced changes in technology as a whole. To stay safe and keep your family protected, you should keep abreast of changes in this ever-evolving industry. These trends in the industry represent the latest advances in protection and all of the ways you can keep yourself and your things safe.
1. Size Matters. Size matters in security technology, but the proportions are likely different than those you might think. The smaller the better. Entire alarm systems can be housed in small containers and out of site of potential intruders. Stun guns and pepper sprays can be found as small as pens and pagers. The small packaging makes these items easier to conceal and affords you an element of surprise than can be crucial in the event of a break-in.
2. Disguises Add Surprise. Disguises add an element of surprise that is essential in keeping yourself safe. Stun guns disguised as cell phones can take a potential attacker by surprise and they might never think to try and get the stun gun out of your hands. Pepper spray in a pager takes an attacker completely by surprise and can give you the extra time you need to make a safe exit and get help. Even security cameras are better disguised now, hiding in clocks and pencil holders, and catching the face of your robber on camera for easier identification and prosecution.
3. Networking. Networking your alarm system allows you access to help at only a moment’s notice. You alarm can simply connect in seconds to the master system of the alarm company and trigger calls for ambulance, fire, or police help much faster than you could using a telephone. Each alarm point is connected to the greater system, and even the driveway and exterior cameras can be networked in creating the most thorough picture of your personal safety possible.
These trends represent the direction the industry is going. Safety devices that are bulky and draw attention are gone. They don’t do anyone any favors. Stand alone alarm devices are for yesterday’s houses. Today, things are digital, they are connected, and they are small enough to afford you the upper hand of surprise.