Crime in South Africa is a big problem. Between April 2018 and March 2019, the SAPS, together with Stats SA, recorded the country’s crime statistics. A total of 2.01 million crimes were recorded during this time, the highest of which were in the category of ‘contact crimes’, such as murder and sexual offences, and ‘property-related’ crimes. These scary numbers remind us that not only is it imperative to always be vigilant but to also make sure we stay up to date with our security systems.
We live in the digital revolution where technology is continuously changing and evolving which requires us to either adapt or get left behind. Be it your workplace or your home, a simple alarm-tripping system no longer meets the standards for effective security measures. Technology is a tool used by the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ guys, where both sides use it to gain the advantage. This is also why we need to be a step ahead in how we make use of technology to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our homes.
The next generation of security is at your fingertips, literally, in the form of smartphones. Throw in terms like Apps, Bluetooth and WIFI streaming and you have yourself a smart security system in the making. Using smart technology on your phone enables you to remotely monitor your home from anywhere in the world and in real time. This will be in the form of receiving photo or video updates, live streaming and/or getting notifications for alerts like fires or intrusions. Instant notifications mean faster reaction times and higher chances of catching the intruder or preventing further break-ins. Imagine being able to set your house alarm after your domestic helper leaves by pushing a button on your phone or watching a delivery person drop off a parcel in your post box in real time while at your workplace? Now you can.
The sad reality is that we can’t get away with hiding keys under a rock anymore and living in denial is also not the answer. The merge of technology and smart security systems puts the protection of your property in your own hands, allowing you the ease and convenience of being able to see everything from anywhere at any time. You no longer have to imagine the idea of phones linking up with cameras or alarm systems anymore, it’s possible.
Our central control room facility remotely monitors and control security by integrating analytics into our management software, resulting in fewer false activations more efficient response times and accurate reporting. Our system makes use of cognitive artificial intelligence, like the human brain, it learns the cameras environment by using vectors. These programs use mathematic equations and geometric primitives (points, lines and shapes) to create art that is clean, camera ready, and can be scaled infinitely. This then allows us to distinguish the difference between vegetation, animals, vehicles and humans and eliminate false incident reporting to our control room.
Your security needs are unique and investing in a smart home security system that links to your phone can be tailored to fit these needs, be it in the form of cameras, an automated alarm network or the full package, the control is at your fingertips.
Do the smart thing, contact us today to discuss a solution for your Home, Business or Estate.