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Published: May 10, 2024 9 min read

Traditionally, home security systems have relied on physical barriers, alarms and human input. While these methods provide a basic level of protection, they can fall short due to the evolving tactics of modern-day intruders.

Modern technology has ushered in a new era for the home security industry. From sophisticated surveillance systems to AI-powered threat detection, the advancements in home security technology are transforming our homes into safer, more secure havens.

Read on to learn how technology is revolutionizing the home security landscape, providing homeowners with smarter, more effective and more reliable solutions than ever before.

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Smart Technology and the Evolution of Home Security

Home security as we know it can be traced back to the 1960s, when African-American inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown invented one of the first video-based security systems for households. Since then, these systems have become much more advanced thanks to integrations with Wi-Fi —which entered the consumer market in 1997— and other communication protocols.