When it comes to the world of home security and safety products, there’s been a true revolution in just the last few years. With advances in monitoring, lighting and electronics technology, new products and devices abound in the marketplace. Here’s an overview of some of the latest.
While we’re all familiar with the handy cleaning robots that have been available for some time, robots are finally becoming available as home security and safety tools. Case in point, a new product being funded on Indiegogo called “Buddy”. This robot is advertised as your family’s home companion. The little robot features a screen as its face. The face can be used as a monitor for many tasks. The robot can be programmed to patrol your home when you’re gone. It will monitor for any unusual or out of the ordinary activity, such as if they see something in your backyard. Since the robot uses facial recognition technology, it can also alert you to intruders, or people who aren’t supposed to be in or around your home. The robot can also be used for safety tasks. If you leave home and think you might have forgotten something or left the stove on, you can have the robot look around the house or check to see the settings on the stove. In fact, you can log in to the robot with your smartphone and use it’s camera as your mobile eyes and ears around your home. The robot can also be used as a safety device. It monitors for fire, floods and temperature changes and send you an alert if it detects anything.
Motion Detection Products
Another advancement in home security is the many products now available in motion detection. While motion detection technology has been around a long time, only in recent years has it been used in so many products for safety and security of home and business. Now you can find motion detection lighting and surveillance products that are always monitoring an area and only turn themselves on when something crosses their path. This is very handy in that you save on electricity, batteries and money, but still can feel secure.
Another great innovation over the last decade is the use of light emitting diodes, or LED, as they are popularly called. These lights have an advantage in size, but also use far less energy and give off far more light that traditional types of lighting. You’ll see them being used more often than not in new lighting products nowadays, and for everything from lighting for the home, business, construction site, roads, transportation and even in your purse or pocket.