A Modern Way to Ease Your Home Security Concerns

Human beings are known for many different things, but most importantly, they are known for getting better on a consistent basis. This tendency to improve under all circumstances has notably enabled us to hit upon some huge milestones, with technology appearing as a rather unique member of the group. The reason why technology’s credentials are so anomalous is based on its skill-set, which was unprecedented enough to guide us towards a reality that we couldn’t have imagined otherwise. Nevertheless, a closer look should reveal how the whole runner was also very much inspired by the way we utilized those skills across a real-world setting. The latter component was, in fact, what gave the creation a spectrum-wide presence and made it the ultimate centerpiece of every horizon. Now, having such an ingenious tool run the show did scale up the human experience from all conceivable directions, but even after reaching so far ahead, this prodigious concept called technology will somehow continue to deliver the goods. The same, if anything, has only turned more apparent over the recent past, and truth be told, a newly-launched device should propel that trend to much greater heights in the near future and beyond.

DIY home security company, SimpliSafe is officially testing a new type of camera that is designed to not only let you view the inside of your house, but it also allows you to talk with potential intruders during an alarm event. How is that possible? Well, named as Live Guard Protection, the service relies on a new AI-powered security camera, which is able to detect a human motion and swiftly trigger the alarm before opening a live feed for a monitoring agent to see and speak with whoever set it off in the first place. Interestingly enough, the presence of AI also makes it possible for the camera to distinguish between, let’s say, people and pets, thus reducing the possibility of a false alarm. Now, while SimpliSafe already lets you view live feed through another one of its features called Video Verification, the new service differentiates itself by offering you a chance to actively talk to the potential intruder. The intention is, of course, to scare the person away, as well as gain a better understanding in regards to the events that might be transpiring. According to certain reports, the service is only going to work with a combination of SimpliSafe’s new Smart Alarm Wireless Indoor Security Camera, the company’s base station, and its Interactive Monitoring monthly plan.

As having a SimpliSafe agent look into your house is certainly not the most privacy-centric alternative, the company is also understood to be working on a methodology where the third-party access is minimized.

“We have taken measures through a chain of custody to ensure the video that goes through our system is held in the strictest confidence. No one has access beyond the live event, the only time we see it is during the alarm,” said Hooman Shahidi, senior VP of product at SimpliSafe.

Beyond the change in methods, SimpliSafe has also embedded a mechanical privacy shutter within the Smart Alarm camera. This shutter is purposefully conceived to click open and shut in a rather visible and audible way so to reassure the owner that they have complete privacy. Furthermore, the shutter is, by default, closed when the system is set to home mode or off.

Although it’s still not a mainstream concept, the stated proactive approach to professional home security monitoring isn’t exactly new. To contextualize the same, Ring launched its Virtual Guard service for outdoor cameras last year. There are many companies that also have a real person check your security footage for extra protection, but mind you, all of them focus on the outdoor setting. SimpliSafe’s system is the first one which takes the stated technology inside your house.

Although the official price of the camera is yet to be confirmed, the participants in beta program can have it for $49.99.

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