Transforming home security through AI

Uniden Australia

Tuesday, 24 October, 2023

Transforming home security through AI

For the first time in over a decade, home break-ins are on the rise, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).1 In 2022, 2% of Australian homes — equating to 194,100 households — experienced a break-in.

While community programs and laws will always have a role in keeping homes safe, new technology can provide an important extra layer of security. Artificial intelligence (AI), in particular, can make home security smarter, according to telecommunications company Uniden. Unlike old systems, AI security can learn what’s normal for a home. For example, AI notifications can focus specifically on a pet, human or car in the driveway. This tailored approach can drastically reduce false alarms, making it more likely that only relevant alerts reach homeowners.

Uniden has identified some key features of AI-equipped devices and how they can help enhance home security:

Intelligent surveillance and sensitivity settings

AI-powered cameras can detect motion and understand its context, with users able to adjust sensitivity settings, focus on specific areas or rely on thermo sense technology to identify different types of movement. These settings can significantly reduce the number of false alarms.

3K resolution for refined detail

An AI-powered camera with an ultra-3K lens resolution offers the ability to zoom in and capture high-quality footage in intricate detail, enabling a clear view of what’s happening on a property.

AI-enhanced dual lens for a comprehensive view

Thanks to dual lens hardware, modern security cameras can seamlessly merge two videos into one expansive image, offering a 170-degree-wide field of view. This technology captures a more extensive view than traditional security cameras permit. Additionally, the enhanced visuals can trigger AI-powered notifications for specific detections like pets, humans and more.

Spotlight and intelligent colour night vision

Cameras equipped with a powerful 440 lumens spotlight activate when the camera detects a person or vehicle, illuminating the area and adding colour to night vision footage up to 30 metres away. This AI-powered feature acts as a deterrent to intruders while ensuring that any alerts received are worth checking immediately.

Two-way communication with privacy masking

Two-way communication helps a user monitor their property in 3K quality from anywhere in the world, allowing them to interact with visitors or oversee deliveries when away from home. Additionally, the privacy marking setting offers the option to black out areas a homeowner doesn’t want recorded. This allows surveillance to be focused where it’s most needed, such as the front and back doors, where most people enter and exit the building.

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