Home safe: remote property surveillance.
Security is a basic need, for businesses as well as for individuals. Security applications with integrated machine-to-machine solutions can simplify and automate alarm monitoring and management, freeing up vital security resources and lowering costs. Cellular technology based M2M communications can also increase flexibility and availability while lowering installation expenses. Security systems can send automatic alerts when something seems amiss and remote monitoring can confirm situations or even give an all-clear, eliminating false alarms.
Remote Fire Alarm
Although smoke detectors are mandatory in most public and commercial buildings around the world, private households are increasingly installing similar systems to increase a sense of security. Connected smoke detection systems can not only automatically alert fire authorities or a security company, they call also provide vital information such as the exact room where the fire is located. Remote monitoring can also help determine causes and allow responders to activate only the fire suppression systems necessary, lowering the costs related to damage and fighting the fire itself.
Benefit for Insurance Companies:
- Lower damage payments
- New fee structures
Benefit for Property Owners:
- Quicker response decreases damage
- Increase in sense of well being
- Lower compliance costs
Remote Burglar Alarm
M2M solutions can simplify alarm management and quickly report entry or damage as well as provide first responders with the exact location of trouble, whether it's a window, door or air vent. Connected sensors can provide a detailed, real-time road map of an intruder's path, increasing security for security personnel and aiding investigators.
Benefit for Security Service Provider:
- Plug and play installation
- Increased reliability
- Less expensive technology
Benefit for Consumer:
- Lower insurance premiums
- Rapid reaction to suspicious events
- Low installation costs
Video surveillance can be used to monitor open spaces, valuable property or even people for protection or to identify intruders. M2M applications can automate remote property surveillance, eliminating the need to monitor a bank of screens and show only those cameras filming suspicious activity. Surveillance systems can be linked with alarm management applications to create a record of criminal activity and alert authorities. Sophisticated image recognition software can round out an advanced surveillance system to further reduce stress and free up security personnel for other activities.
Benefit for Software/System Providers:
- New products and services
- Lower deployment costs
Benefit for Consumers:
- Ease of installation using existing infrastructure
- Increased feeling of well-being
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