AI Programming in Smart Home Devices is the Future of Home Security

By Rae Steinbach on January 30, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making our world smarter and faster; this is undeniable. Advancements in AI development have allowed new technology to integrate into all aspects of our daily lives, including home security.

When you build smart tech into your home, Machine Learning (ML) begins to keep track of your habits, which acts as a second layer of security to ensure your home is always protected and that you never forget to set your alarm, lock all of your doors, etc. This type of AI programming learns from experience, and therefore becomes accustomed to those in your household, your habits, and other home technology in use all for the sake of heightening security levels.

Here are some of the ways consumers are already incorporating smart-tech into their home security system.

Cameras With AI Capabilities

The first line of defense for any smart home is a smart camera. A study run by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte found that over 40% of burglars reported they would choose a different target if a home had a visible surveillance system. Most of these new cameras provide HD images, which means that if your house does get broken into, the police will have a clear image of the culprit to better track them down.

Another impressive feature of these camera is that AI programming has developed to the point that some systems are even able to catalogue the faces of family members, pets, and regular visitors. This means that emergency services won’t get alerted if a friend unexpectedly drops by.

Not only that, some camera systems also have sensors that can alert you if a window is opened, or, if it has audio, can detect when a window is broken. Some smart cameras even come with their own siren, which can immediately dissuade intruders, as well as alert neighbors to potential problems.

Locks That Integrate AI Programming

Another easily linked smart security tool is a smart lock. Smart locks eliminate the possibility of losing your keys, or having them stolen or copied. You can choose who gets access to your locks through the simple download of an app, and some locks can even automatically unlock your door as you approach.

Some AI lock systems use machine learning to keep track of who is using their key to get into your home and when, which can be especially helpful if you have children.

Smart Home Integration

With the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), AI technology is now easily linked across all of your devices. If you have a digital assistant in your home, your whole home network can be smart-linked.

AI development has reached the point that your home security can be controlled through one easily accessible system: cameras, locks, and smart lights can all be turned on and monitored remotely. Smart lights can be used to turn lights on and off according to your normal schedule, not only saving you money, but also helping to secure your home against invasion if you’re away for a long stretch of time.

What’s Next for AI Development?

Artificial Intelligence programming has come so far recently that some systems can alert emergency services on their own. Times are comparable to those of traditional human-monitored alarm companies, meaning that the future of fully integrated smart home security systems is closer than ever.

By combining this new technology with your pre-existing system, you can begin to augment your own piece of mind. It’s also good to note that the more often these systems are used, the more accurate their abilities become thanks to the integration of machine learning technology.