D-Link has joined the home security business in stunning fashion. Their new, imaginatively named DCS – 960L, is one of the most modern, complete and adaptable solutions for home or business security on the market today.
With more features than some systems that require complete installation, such as night vision, adaptable lenses, and a function to allow a video to be sent to your mobile phone in the event of unexpected movement in the house, this is yet another nail in the coffin of traditional home security.
The D-Link solution, like so many others, has the added bonus of connecting directly to your Wi-Fi quickly and easily, being relatively cheap at around $300, and filming in HD 1080p, producing a crystal clear image.
Yet, the home security industry continues to battle on. Like so many others, they are refusing to concede defeat to technology and are determined to demonstrate the ongoing value of hardwired, high-cost systems in people’s homes. The argument thus far has been based primarily around monitoring and alarm capabilities, something that new systems such as D-Link and its competitors have well and truly put to bed. False alarms and slow response times have been the bane of the security industry for many years, and technology companies are solving this through real-time alerts to your mobile phone – meaning you can contact the authorities directly and offer a description of the felon. It also has the added bonus of allowing you to keep an eye on pets, and double-check that you turned the stove off – things that an old-fashioned security system simply doesn’t allow you to do.
The real power of these new systems however, is in their adaptability, users will be able to manoeuvre the cameras around the house and use them for multiple purposes. Not limited to keeping an eye on Fido, with built-in audio, modern cameras double as ideal companions in the case of an emergency conference call, they also are ideal for filming events in HD and sharing them online.
The transition the home security industry is experiencing at the moment isn’t good, or bad it’s just the nature of the beast. Like other industries, many businesses within home security have been quick to change and adopt new technologies, finding ways in which they can complement them rather than oppose them. Those businesses are flourishing as reinvented technology companies that add genuine value, compared to their counterparts who are still trying to sell and outdated, and comparatively ineffective technology.
This won’t be the last industry to fall victim to the technology revolution, and it’s certainly not the first. Businesses with pending new technologies however, would do well to heed the warning and be open to innovations, rather than brushing them off as fads.