The business of security is as old as the knowledge of man itself. The ancient man-made conscious and subconscious effort towards ensuring security. The use of guard post and sentries were to ensure security in terms of safety. The gathering of food in preparation for winter is a security measure to ensure that the community did not starve during winter. The act of keeping women and little children at home when going for a hunt is a form of security to ensure that women and children are kept away from the dangers of hunting. With time, things are changing as people now employ more sophisticated strategies to combat security challenges. Before now, things like hidden camera clock, watch camera, body camera, dash camera for trucks, a recording pen and so on were very strange terms. These days, you can get any of these pieces of technology from regular stores. They are no longer limited to high tech stores in terms of availability for sale.
History is very important as it gives an idea of what was, what is and what may likely be. Today we shall be looking at all that has changed and is changing when it comes to surveillance technology. What is phasing out, what is currently taking center stage, what may likely trend at some point in the nearest future and so on. This will be like an overview of the happenings in terms of surveillance technology. If you are wondering how surveillance technology is evolving then you have your answer right here.
HD Cameras are gaining appreciation and application
People are beginning to accept the fact that not all you see in movies are real. Fictional movies tend to portray the idea that you can improve the quality of footage recorded by a camera. Thanks to the increased usage of cameras, people now understand that you cannot work on the footage to improve it. This has made more individuals, as well as corporate firms, invest in getting high definition cameras. What is the essence of having footage that will not be clear enough for you to make use of. More HD cameras are now being produced to meet the demands of people.
WiFi cameras are making waves
It does not matter if it is a truck dash cam or a nanny cam. WiFi cameras give you the ability to download the footage recorded by your camera via an internet connection. This means that you do not need wires to connect your device to your camera to transfer information. This is making a lot of people opt for it. Some people have to dismount their installed camera when they want to transfer information from it. Some WiFi cameras can even save information on the cloud once you automate it to do so.
Wired cameras do not seem like going anywhere
Despite the buzz about wireless or WiFi cams, wired cams do not seem to be bullied by it. Despite its numerous benefits, WiFi cameras still have a lot of disadvantages. You need a steady internet connection if you want your WiFi camera to work properly. When there is a break in that connection, you are most likely to lose information. This is because most WiFi cameras do not have local storage and everything is about the internet connection. This is still making people stick to wired cameras. While someone can remotely hack into your WiFi cam, alarms will go off when someone tempers with your wired cam. The issue of power is also making people stick to wired cameras instead of wireless cameras.
Hidden cameras are becoming more popular
Do not be surprised, people are taking issues of security to the extreme. Regular cameras have a weakness and it is called "blind spots". These blind spots are areas that are not in the camera's line of sight. Intelligent intruders can easily identify a camera's blind spot by merely looking at the directions it is facing. This is not the same when intruders cannot ascertain where the camera is located. This form of assurance is making people opt for hidden cameras. They sometimes use it solely or use it to augment the regular cameras. The eyes watching you may be inside that wall clock or that piece of stationery on the shelf. The thought of not knowing where the camera is located scares intruders away.
Smart cameras are now a must
Every camera is literally evolving towards this trend. Cameras like motion activated hidden camera are a good example of what cameras are now capable of doing. A smart camera placed above your door will notify you of the presence of someone at the door before the person rings the doorbell. If your doorbell is a smart doorbell, the camera may cause it to ring before the person rings it. Cameras have features such as face detection and face recognition.
Surveillance technology is full of changes and is yet completely seeing these changes out. Despite the challenges of WiFi cameras, manufacturers are making amendments to it. They are trying to resolve the power and connection issues. Even wired cams no longer need to be removed from their place of installation because of transfer of information. Most of them now have the WiFi feature where you can download the information via an internet connection. More changes are still expected to come with respect to surveillance technology.