security techAs the world grows more complex, so do the security concerns.

Twenty years ago, the idea of someone using radio signals to hack a car’s door would have sounded ludicrous. So would telling small businesses that they needed to encrypt emails. Today, those are real issues.

You don’t have any choice but to cope with contemporary security concerns. So we’re going to take a look at 6 security tech tools you’ll want to know about.

1. Video Doorbell

On the surface, the video doorbell doesn’t seem like a security device. It’s intended function is to let you see and speak with a person who rings the doorbell. That function can help protect you from annoyances like a door-to-door marketer.

The real security boost comes from the motion sensors installed in these doorbells. Those can alert you to someone near the front door, like a thief deciding whether they can pick your door locks.

2. VPN

virtual private network or VPN is a sweet bit of security tech that protects you when you use public networks. Private networks almost always use at least some basic encryption to protect you. Public networks often don’t.

That makes everything you do on a public network open to scrutiny by data thieves. A VPN gives you the security protections of a private network while you use a public network.

3. Smart Security Cameras

Smart security cameras are advancing quickly. Web-enabled viewing is now par for the course. You log into an app and check on your house.

Next level smart cameras are becoming able to distinguish between objects, human beings, and pets. This should cut down on false alarms.

4. Remote Security System Access

Remote access to your security system is one innovation built to bring peace of mind by using commonplace mobile devices. The ADT Pulse, for example, lets you use a phone or tablet to remotely arm or disarm your security system.

Remote access to your home security system means never wondering again if you armed that system. It also means that you can disarm the system if your child or spouse forgets the disarm code.

5. Behavioral Biometric Security Tech

Old school biometrics looked at static features like fingerprints and irises. The new wave is behavioral biometrics. This approach to biometrics analyzes physical activities to assess whether someone is who they claim to be.

A particular area of interest for businesses is typing recognition. Typing recognition looks at how someone types, such as rhythm and key pressure, to decide if they get access to a system.

6. Security Drones

Believe it or not, there are now security drones available. The drones patrol a property, transmit a digital video signal, and even include two-way communication. This lets you talk directly to intruders where you find them.

The technology is being marketed primarily to businesses right now. It’s only a matter of time before consumer versions become available.


Parting Thoughts

Security threats are real, but security tech is working hard to keep pace. Plus, be honest, you know you want your own security drone fleet.

Know about a security tech tool everyone will want to hear about? Want to weigh in on these tech tools? Leave a comment below.

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