In today’s highly technologically advanced world, we are constantly stepping closer to a world similar to that of the Jetsons, full of self-driving cars and automated assistants. Probably one of the more sought-after pieces of tech has to be the smart house. A house that is connected to the Internet and can autonomously perform a variety of mundane tasks. And while there have been major breakthroughs in this field, one area that is constantly striving to advance itself is that of home security. And it appears as though Google has come up with new technology aimed to make your home even more secure.
According to a report from Digital Trends, Google has filed a patent for an incredibly advanced security system that would work completely autonomously, thus removing the need for any manual modification.
For example, currently, any home security system must be armed or unarmed manually, by any of the home’s occupants. And while there have been major improvements in making this process easier, such as remote arming through a Wi-Fi connection, the system still requires a human being to physically and manually arm it. Google’s newest security system is looking to fix that.
The patent, originally filed in December of 2014, was updated this past November. The patent describes a system that could monitor a house through the use of several inputs, then autonomously arm or disarm the security system. That being said, there are systems available that essentially accomplish the same goal, however Google’s system wants to include more inputs to increase its intelligence. These inputs include using the home occupants’ location through the use of smartphone tracking, motion sensor information, and collected data such as the average time that the house is vacant and full. The system will then analyze all of this data in order to make an intelligent decision on whether or not to arm the house.
In order for a system such as this to actually work, the house it monitors would have to be jam-packed with high-tech gadgetry, such as sensors, cameras, etc.
It is exciting to see where the future of home security systems is headed. Keep in mind that many companies file hundreds of patents, only to let them sit for years without any further development. Hopefully Google will move forward with this patent and bring us one step closer to a truly smart house.