Cost alone is a big reason why individuals and companies alike are taking advantage of IoT technology to secure their properties. As early as 2023, experts predict that the IoT market will top $185 billion with practically everyone connected to the IoT through billions of devices. Crucial to the IoT’s success is wireless technology.

“The technology currently showing the greatest potential implications have a wireless internet connection to pass their status (data) via digital communications to other components, devices, or systems.”


Integrating Diverse Systems will Aid IoT Expansion

Wireless presents numerous security challenges. Beyond integrating systems, protecting those systems in a total wireless environment can be tricky. Traditional methods of securing physical assets are going to by-and-large be monitored remotely, covering:

  • Beacon Sensors and Motion Detection
  • Facial Recognition Technology
  • Fingerprint Scanning
  • Exterior and Interior Camera Monitoring
  • Drone Surveillance
  • And Network Intrusions, to name a few

All together, these tools have the potential to greatly improve on-premise security. At the same time, they will present new challenges for storing data, securing data, and protecting individual privacy.

New Features of Home Security Using IoT Devices

Think about how many times false alarms are sent to security companies because someone accidentally set off the alarm. Sometimes, people just turn the whole thing off to avoid accidentally setting off the alarm – defeating the whole purpose of having a home security system in the first place!

New IoT devices like Nest Guard are revamping the way home security alarms work. It is more intuitive, easier to program, and uses sensor technology to detect threats. Nest isn’t the only new home security device on the market looking to seize on IoT technology. Features of these new security tools include:

  • Doorbells that send an image to a connected Smartphone showing who is at the door
  • Smartphone face-chat replaces security intercoms at the front door
  • Sensor nodes can be placed on windows to provide added security
  • Smart cameras detect strangers and suspicious activity on premise and send a phone alert
  • And home assistant tools like Google Home and Amazon Echo can turn security systems on and off by voice


Security Companies Could Become the Stars of IoT Safety

The public, while excited about the possibilities presented by the IoT, is somewhat leery; close to 45% are afraid that if their homes are connected to the internet, their information will get stolen. One thing these new IoT devices have in common is that they can alert you to a problem, but they can’t do anything about it. Having a home security team with increased remote monitoring capabilities is the best of both worlds. Find out more about protecting your home or business. Get a free quote from Protect America today.