15 Jun The latest in alarm system technologies
Whether it’s your home or your business, you want to keep your property as safe and secure as possible. Thankfully, this is now easier than it has ever been before, thanks to the latest developments in technology and the innovative ways they are being applied within alarm systems.
Here we take a look at some of the latest alarm system technologies, which you can expect to become much more common over the coming months and years.
1. Smart security systems
We are all becoming more accustomed to smart technologies in our daily lives, but they are revolutionising alarm systems and the security industry. Thanks to smart technology, alarm systems can now be operated via a smartphone app. If you are ever worried that you have forgotten to set the alarm, for example, you can do this from anywhere via your mobile phone, increasing your peace of mind.
In addition, the footage from your CCTV can either be streamed live to your smartphone, or stored in the cloud. This reduces the amount of physical data storage facilities you need, saving you space. It also ensures you never run out of storage or need to overwrite old footage, as you did with traditional analogue systems.
If you need to view a particular piece of footage, you can simply download it from the cloud to your phone, enabling you to view what has happened instantly, no matter where you are.
2. Highly accurate CCTV
CCTV has come a long way in the last few years. Whereas in the past images were grainy and unreliable, they are now highly accurate, raising the likelihood of intruders getting caught and convicted.
Some of the most significant advancements include:
· HD imaging: CCTV images are now clear and crisp.
· Thermal imaging: even in a completely dark building at night, an intruder’s movements can be captured by your CCTV system.
· Facial recognition: your security system can recognise an intruder from their facial features.
· Automatic number plate recognition: if the intruder is in a car, the system can track the number plate to trace the owner.
Various different alarm functions can now be integrated, using different sensors within the one system. This means a single alarm system can detect fires, smoke, or even chemical spillages, in addition to catching intruders.
This vastly improves your safety, as it saves you valuable time identifying and locating the problem, and ensures you can call the appropriate emergency services as quickly as possible.
4. Biometric identification
The latest security systems are equipped with biometric technologies. This means access is only granted to people whose biometric details can be recognised by the system, making your premises much more secure.
Fingerprint identification is currently the most common application of this technology. However, retina scanning is also becoming extremely popular, and is likely to be a feature of many alarm systems in the near future.
Find out more about the latest alarm technologies
If you are interested in updating your alarm system, or would like to know more about the latest technologies available, please contact us here at BrightLec, and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.