Beyond theft protection, people and businesses are installing security systems as a second set of eyes and ears to detect a variety of situations that need immediate attention. Modern M2M-enabled smart home security systems, a growing segment of the Internet of Things, are significantly improving security, visibility and transparency as well as propelling innovation in the security sector.
M2M technology enables secure connectivity and a wide range of advanced capabilities including NFC-enabled locks controlled by smartphones, videos streaming, listen-in capabilities on voice channels and high-performance battery management systems with long standby times. Since the modules are extremely compact, they can be easily built into small devices and are less likely to be spotted by thieves.
Twofold security net
Cellular M2M technology can make existing systems more secure by quickly integrating new sensors to extend security capabilities and sending data over secure mobile wireless networks and cloud-based platforms.
M2M-enabled wireless alarm systems can be installed anywhere quickly and easily, even by the users themselves. Lacking fixed-line networks, they can be easily reinstalled in the case of a move.
The expansion of wireless alarm technology into security systems and the ease with which it can be retrofitted is leading to growth of the "smart" security solutions market.
Secure wireless connectivity via mobile networks allows security systems to be configured, updated, and switched on and off securely over the air.
Inherent GPS capabilities of cellular-based technology and integrated GPS hardware can be easily integrated at any time to track and locate people, stolen goods, children, pets and property. In the event of an emergency, it can significantly speed response times.
Advanced 3G, 4G and LTE technologies have enabled advanced video surveillance, expanded protection and security capabilities.