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Top Security Trends in 2017

January 26, 2017

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With new advancements in smart home technology and mobile apps, 2017 is shaping up to be another exciting year for the residential and business security industry. Several new trends have evolved, promising innovative technology that is affordable, user-friendly and effective for deterring theft and safeguarding valuable property.

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The following are among the most common home and business security trends that are expected to dominate 2017:

Smart home technology will appeal to everyone

While home automation technology has been available for some years, more homeowners of all ages will finally get in on the action with integrated devices such as automated door locks, smart doorbell cameras and systems for controlling thermostats, appliances and lighting. Google, Apple and Amazon are also investing in smart home technology with cloud-based apps, offering more efficient, uniform connectivity between smart appliances and devices, providing a better user experience.

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Mobile integration and self-monitoring

In 2017, more people will use mobile apps to access and remotely monitor video surveillance on their commercial and residential properties. Using their smart phones, tablets or mobile devices, customers will be able to get instant security alerts if an alarm has been triggered, watch real-time video-feed via wireless surveillance, as well as arm or disable their security systems – in the event of a false emergency – by sending a quick text message.

Intelligent video surveillance

Surveillance systems are more intelligent than ever, featuring high-performance infrared and HD imaging integrated with analytical software. IP cameras will be offering enhanced surveillance capabilities, including scalable image processing, compression, streaming and analytics. IP surveillance systems with intelligent video have numerous capabilities, including automatic face detection and recognition from video or images, and object/people tracking. Intelligent video will prove invaluable in commercial applications for identifying suspicious activity.

Security solutions for the home & business

Safety and loss prevention are important considerations for any property owner. Maryland Security Professionals provides flexible solutions to meet short or long-term security needs. Our team is proud to serve home and business owners throughout Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia and Washington D.C.

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