3 Trends That Are Changing Home Surveillance as We Know It
A Modern Security Camera Installation Offers More Advanced Features Than Ever Before
It’s exciting to see how much surveillance technology has advanced since the early days of security cameras when an intruder’s face was hardly recognizable through the grainy, blurry footage. Today, a security camera installation includes crisp, high-definition video resolution, night vision, motion sensors, and other features that help you keep an eye on your Atlanta, GA home 24/7.
We expect to see even more technological advancements in residential security cameras in the coming years. Keep reading to learn three trends that are redefining home surveillance!
1. Advanced Video Doorbells
If you still think that video doorbells don’t provide a lot of security value, you haven’t seen Control4’s new Chime. Chime is a powerful and sophisticated doorbell designed for the modern-day smart home. It comes with two-way audio, a 5-megapixel high-definition camera, five customizable motion detection zones, and a 180° degree view from your porch.
When someone breaches a motion zone, Chime snaps a photo, begins recording video, and instantly sends a notification to your smartphone. You can see and speak to visitors using the two-way audio and camera functions no matter where you are. If a package arrives while you’re not home, you can instruct the delivery person to set it in a safe, hidden place. When you integrate Chime with the rest of your Control4 smart home, you can even remotely unlock the door and let the delivery person place the package inside—all using the same app.
Today’s advanced video doorbell technologies offer a robust solution for monitoring and surveilling your front door.
2. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence and machine learning make our technologies more intelligent and intuitive than ever before. While we still have a way to go, security brands are making forays into advanced AI services. Some home surveillance cameras offer AI capabilities like facial recognition, person and animal detection, vehicle detection and object recognition.
Many commercial organizations already deploy sophisticated video analytics that can identify standard patterns and behaviors and use this baseline to detect abnormal or suspicious events. It’s only a matter of time before our home security cameras are more than just our eyes around the house — they’re also a second brain.
3. Cloud Storage and Management
Video storage capacity is a primary concern for homeowners buying surveillance cameras. Local storage allows you to save and playback video recordings, but it starts overwriting previous footage once the recorder runs out of space. Cloud storage and management have become increasingly appealing for their convenience, accessibility, flexibility and scalability.
A cloud-based solution backs up surveillance video footage in a remote server on the cloud. You can access, play or download live-stream and recorded footage from anywhere in the world using a browser interface. With convenient, unlimited remote access, you can easily check in on your empty home while you’re at work or on vacation.
Cloud storage also increases the retention time of saved video. This can be a real boon to homeowners who want to save video data for a week, a month or even longer. Many surveillance solutions also offer a combination of on-premise and cloud video storage.
As the leading home technology integrator in metro Atlanta, GHT Group can help you find the right security camera installation for your property. Please contact us here or use the chat box below to connect with us quickly. We look forward to working with you!