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How AI Is Revolutionizing Home Security




Over the past few years, AI has been steadily improving the customer experience in virtually every facet of life across industries by collecting and analyzing data to create more personalized experiences. One of the latest areas being transformed by AI technology is home security. Many consumers are now turning to AI-powered security systems – and with good reason – to personalize their home safety with more intelligence and flexible options to fit their lifestyle needs.

According to market researcher Straits Research, the smart home security camera market is expected to reach USD 30.38 billion by 2030, with North America as the most significant global smart home security camera market region. AI-powered home security cameras, specifically, are growing in popularity as part of this trend. These types of security cameras enable access to premium features that make a real difference in the consumer experience like real-time alerts, motion detection and video monitoring, as well as more sophisticated analytics and data collection.

AI enables personalized security

AI-powered cameras in particular are giving homeowners greater visibility into what’s going on around their home and addressing concerns in a faster and more efficient way than standard systems. As a result, these state-of-the-art cameras give customers enhanced performance, efficiency and, perhaps most importantly, greater peace of mind so they can relax and enjoy their homes to the fullest.

Within security cameras, AI can detect and record different events and potential threats accurately and effectively, helping identify intruders faster than standard security cameras and potential holes or gaps in a homeowners security system. For example, a homeowner may want an alert when a car pulls into the driveway or when a person appears on the doorstep, but likely won’t want an alert when a raccoon runs across the yard or when a car drives past on the street. AI can differentiate between the two events and therefore minimize needless and potentially annoying notifications for events that a homeowner might not care about.

By linking security systems to mobile devices and apps, customers can control and live-monitor their systems, as well as save and share security clips, scrub synchronized event footage and enjoy enhanced connectivity security between mobile devices and the surveillance system. Additionally, some systems offer home control panel pop outs when there’s an AI-filtered event so homeowners can quickly be alerted and respond.

AI technologies and algorithms

Many of the latest security cameras, including Snap One’s Luma x20 series, feature human and vehicle AI technology based on machine learning algorithms. Specifically, the AI algorithm takes place on the edge (camera). The network video recorder (NVR) reactively manages the meta-data passed from the camera, and then the NVR uses the meta-data for different types of event recording and playback.

Additionally, AI technology uses software programs that analyze images from cameras in order to detect unusual behavior. More sophisticated rules can be set, beyond simple rules such as detecting people or vehicles. For example, the homeowner could track the direction of vehicles and therefore set alerts specifically for vehicles entering or approaching their property, and not for vehicles leaving. These types of advanced technologies offer homeowners more relevant and targeted insights and, therefore greater control, into what’s happening around their homes and properties. As a result, people can feel safer and more comfortable both while at home, away for a few hours, a whole weekend or longer.

Personalizing safety

With the latest advancements in AI security cameras, homeowners can set and edit individual preferences depending on what matters to them. This way, they won’t have to be bothered with constant notifications of insignificant events – or worry that their system isn’t notifying them of legitimate events. Furthermore, AI-powered home security cameras and systems allow homeowners to upload footage to the Cloud where it can be stored, edited, and reviewed as needed.

A strong home security is especially important for homeowners who own multiple homes and spend weeks away from one property at a time. Customers should be able to trust their system to reliably protect and monitor their vacant property and send the necessary alerts when a potential threat is detected. If you’re going on vacation or planning to spend a month at your lake house, the last thing you want to worry about is the security and safety of your other property.

Ultimately, the latest AI-powered security cameras give homeowners more control over their home security and data, and as a result, greater peace of mind and comfort for them and their families in the place that matters most. Although security cameras are relatively low cost, the right ones in the right system can be extremely powerful and provide the highest levels of protection. Therefore, it’s critical that consumers spend the right amount of time and effort looking for and installing an AI-powered security home system.

Forest Liu is the Senior Director of Product Management for Surveillance at Snap One, a leading distributor of smart living technology, Snap One empowers its vast network of professional integrators to deliver entertainment, connectivity, automation, and security solutions to residential and commercial end users worldwide.