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  1. Homeowners have an ever-growing list of security solutions.
  2. The latest trends, systems and devices include using AI, cameras with security sensors or facial recognition cameras.
  3. Explore the possible use of biometric authentication, voice-controlled systems and/or remote access systems for home security.

With new home security solutions continually being introduced, homeowners have an ever-growing array of smarter and easy-to-implement security solutions. Here are home electronic security trends your insurance clients in the security and alarm industry are implementing to burglar-proof their clients’ homes this year.

Agents, if you offer electronic security and alarm coverage, this blogpost will keep you in the loop for the latest home electronic security trends that your clients are using (or soon will be).

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1. Advanced use of AI and machine learning solutions

AI has made significant headway in home security systems, with applications ranging from video surveillance to smart home automation. These newer technologies enable systems to learn and adapt to the unique patterns of a home location, distinguishing between normal activities and potential threats. This, in turn, enhances the overall efficiency of the system, reducing false alarms.

Home security systems using AI allow homeowners to turn on and off the lights, unlock or lock doors and windows, or remotely provide voice commands. Machine learning ensures that the settings and reminders are based on the family’s habits and preferences. Together these components create alarm solutions that can alert the appropriate emergency contact, based on the evaluation and analysis of recordings or audio captured, says The Design Sheppard.

AI-powered cameras can distinguish between various objects and people, minimizing false alarms and ensuring homeowners receive relevant alerts. Facial recognition technology is increasingly popular for home video surveillance cameras, allowing for more accurate identification of friends or threats.

“AI-driven predictive analytics can analyze historical data and patterns, enabling systems to detect unusual activities or potential threats,” says Vector Security in their blogpost. “These systems can recognize deviations from everyday routines and alert homeowners in real-time.” Often stored on the cloud, this information on past events is readily available to homeowners.

AI-powered home security systems will become even better at learning and adapting to homeowners’ routines and preferences, says Vector Security, providing more personalized protection and adding easier convenience for homeowners to manage and monitor their property.


2. Security sensors

More advanced cameras with motion sensors can distinguish between pets or other animals and humans, making it easier to verify who or what is entering a room. Smart sensors can alert homeowners to an open door or window. They can also focus on other areas of the home that hold valuable possession, such as a safe, so that the homeowner is alerted if someone is trying to access their valuables.

Smart cameras and video doorbells enjoy the highest adoption rates among smart home devices. Camera manufacturers are improving pixel quality, night vision, thermal vision, camera view, camera durability, battery life, and AI detecting capabilities, says a blogpost from SecurityInfoWatch.

“Manufacturers are adding video options with smart locks for doors and also for video inside a user’s garage,” their blogpost continues. “These new features are vital for improving intruder deterrence and porch pirates; they also improve a customer’s experience by better identifying what conditions merit alerting the customer.”


3. Facial recognition security cameras

Security cameras that incorporate facial recognition have been around awhile, but are now increasingly being used in home security.

Facial recognition security cameras detect motion, offer continuous monitoring and are weather resistant. They work by scanning a person’s face to determine if it matches an authorized person in the database. If it identifies an unknown face, it alerts the homeowner of an unknown person on the premises. When integrated with smart locks on doors, it can ensure that access is given to only recognized persons.


4. Voice-controlled systems

Voice-controlled systems such as Alexa and Google Home are continuing to grow in popularity. These voice-controlled systems help protect homes by working with homeowners to pretend there’s someone home, with lights, radios or TVs going on and off. Homeowners can keep a close eye on their property at all times, as these systems can integrate surveillance cameras, motion sensors and smart locks.

However, cyber hacking is a threat to these systems. Cyber criminals have been caught hacking into these devices to steal information, terrorize home inhabitants or even stalk the family. Homeowners should upgrade their systems regularly and report any malfunction pronto.


5. Biometric authentication

Biometric authentication is becoming more popular in home systems, enhancing security by using unique biological markers such as fingerprints, retina scans or facial recognition, says Alert Protective . This extra layer of protection makes it more difficult for intruders to compromise the system.

In the past, keys, passcodes and/or passphrases were the preferred way to secure homes. But these have proven ineffective, as burglars have managed by bypass them. Security companies are addressing this issue by offering biometric authentication security measures as a top home security trend.

Biometric details can’t be guessed or replicated, unlike keys or passcodes and phrases, says The Design Sheppard. Biometric details such as fingerprints are unique to that person, stopping would-be burglars from accessing their home. Again, remind your electronic security and alarm insurance clients to prompt their homeowner clients to upgrade their systems regularly and complete regular maintenance checks.


6. Wireless and battery-powered security devices

Wireless technology has revolutionized alarm systems, offering greater flexibility, faster installation, scalability and improved communication between different components of the alarm system.

These devices are usually smaller in size, quick to install and have an extended battery life.

Renters don’t have to worry about drilling holes and causing damage; there are no complicated wiring or other installation issues that can be dangerous or add to installation costs.

These devices are encrypted to ensure hackers don’t get past the security provided to threaten inhabitants or their property.


7. Gate automation solutions

Another one of the top home electronic security trends to consider this year is gate automation for remote access and control. The gates to one’s home are the first point of entry a burglar would need to breach before breaking into a home. Simply keeping a lock on a gate may not be enough provide the level of security needed.

Automated gates are a smart security measure to help control access to and from a property. This is particularly helpful when homeowners are away but need to let a delivery person or family member into the house. Adding an alarm to the gate alerts homeowners when an unauthorized person attempts a breach.


8. Remote access systems

Homeowners probably spend almost as much time away from home as they spend at home. The home electronic security trend we see here is increased use of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices to manage their home security while they’re away.

“With remote access and control, homeowners can check their sensors and cameras’ video footage to ensure their property is safe and locked,” says The Design Sheppard. “These security solutions also enhance home security at an affordable price, allow owners to manage and evaluate their security anytime and anywhere, and ensure quick response times.”


9. Monitoring environmental threats

Today’s home electronic security solutions can incorporate environmental monitoring features such as sensors for smoke, carbon monoxide and water leaks. The ability to detect various threats allows homeowners to respond promptly to a wider range of emergencies besides security concerns.

As AI and other technologies continue to advance, home electronic security trends will evolve as well. These nine trends outlined above are the forefront of innovation in home security. They offer homeowners greater peace of mind, improved convenience and enhanced capabilities. As more homeowners search for comprehensive home security solutions, these nine trends and others that follow will ensure that home security will remain on the cutting edge..

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