Drones: The Future of Alarm Systems?


Drone technology is rapidly becoming a part of various aspects of our daily lives – including the way in which we secure our homes. Manufacturers such as Alarm.com and Sunflower Labs have unveiled state-of-the-art drone alarm systems that could revolutionize the home security industry and dramatically change the way we protect our properties from intruders and other safety threats.

How Do Home Security Drones Work?

A drone alarm system consists of a battery-powered drone, a small device weighing less than two pounds, and a series of sensors placed in strategic locations around your property. When someone approaches your home, the sensors use artificial intelligence to detect vibration, motion and sound. The sensors are so intuitive that they can distinguish between people and animals, as well as the patterns of regular visitors such as your mail carrier or UPS delivery person.

If the sensors detect unusual activity or someone lingering around your home for too long, they will send a notification to your smartphone. You can then dispatch the drone, which rests in a weatherproof “hive” on a deck, rooftop or other area of your property, to investigate. (Drone alarm systems equipped with sensors that automatically dispatch the drones without human intervention are also available.) The camera-equipped drone will then hover over the visitor at a height of approximately 30 feet and transmit video images to your phone so you can monitor the situation. If you don’t like what you’re seeing, you can immediately notify the local police department.

Other Valuable Drone Alarm System Features and Benefits

The drone alarm system’s ability to allow you to investigate the situation before deciding whether to call the police can significantly reduce the number of false alarms. Drones can also protect the entire exterior of the property, as opposed to many traditional alarm system options that are only designed to prevent unauthorized entry to the home. Because drones only fly when an incident occurs, there are few concerns about wearing out the batteries. Depending on the model, you can deploy a drone for up to 15-20 minutes, which is ample time to evaluate the situation and help you determine if you need to take further action.

Are Indoor Home Security Drones Available?

While the first incarnations of drone alarm systems can protect the exterior and perimeter of a property, they do not allow homeowners to see what’s happening on the inside. However, Alarm.com is addressing this issue by developing a home security system with drones that can fly indoors as well as outdoors. Before long, you’ll be able to use drones to monitor every inch of your property on a 24/7 basis.

Contact Titan Alarm, Inc. to Learn More About Drone Alarm System Technology

At Titan Alarm, we keep abreast of the future of alarm systems to deliver the most advanced home security technologies to homeowners in the Phoenix, AZ area. Contact us to determine whether a drone alarm system will provide the best security solution for your property, or to schedule a free in-home consultation today.

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Updated by Titan Alarm on October 31, 2018.