Analysts have brought great news regarding home safety. In the next decade or even less, everything own by a person or a family will be connected to the Internet service. Taking into consideration the rapid evolution of technology, gadgets and complex devices are updated and built every single day. Their purpose is to connect every electronic in a house to the Internet.
Where all the data generated by cameras and devices will be stored? How safe will that storage be? Most importantly, how safe will people’s life be in constant surveillance? It is well known that hackers can break into any security system. It is only a matter of time. So what is being done in this regard?
The Director of Ericsson North America’s Advanced Technology Labs answered several of these questions. To begin with, his premise was that everything new is scary at first. So people should take a step back, observe the changes and if they agree with them, be part of the changes. They should not rash into conclusions and decisions.
The Ericsson Lab is intensively working with other companies to develop a back-end cloud concept. Ericsson’s director, Keith Shank, admitted that people have to trust that any security feature they provide is an actual a secure one. This factor pressures and motivates his team to create a full proof security system.
While these companies work on storage security, others develop new gadgets that observe, register and monitor the activity while the house is empty. The key element to these gadgets is the person himself. Firms such as ArcSoft present passwords such as face recognition for better security. The soft looks for unique features of the face as a password for access. Also, phones could be the next generation for house keys.
Another gadget is the Bitdefender’s Box that is like a digital guard. The system stores all in and out data and encrypts it. Thus it makes it harder to steal or decipher. Of course security costs a certain amount of money, like 200$ per month or even less, but it provides guarantees.