Alarm.com Wants to Protect Your Home with Drones
It’s no secret. We love our drones here at Unbox. We try to fly it whenever we can to get really amazing aerial shots for our vlogs or whenever a car brand lends us a car like the Ford Mustang.
Drones have several applications other than videography, of course. Amazon is starting to test them out to make deliveries, and has made successful runs. We’ve also seen the rise of drone racing with pilots given a first person perspective as their zippy quadcopters fly through obstacles around an arena. But one other common application for drones is security. While we often see surveillance drones in Hollywood blockbusters scoping out combat zones and the likes, we’ve rarely seen them deployed to protect homes. That’s exactly what Alarm.com seeks to do with its security systems.
Alarm has successfully written an algorithm based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Flight Drone platform, which allows for autonomous navigation. The algorithm Alarm is calling, the Insight Engine, is supposed to learn how you run your household so it can quickly identify if something is out of place or someone shouldn’t be there. If it does happen to spot a member of the Akyat Bahay Gang attempting something devious, a swarm of drones will then be deployed with to show you exactly what’s going on through your mobile device. While the only direct action you can take for now is to call the authorities who can take a look at the footage the drones captured, we bet it would a little unnerving for burglars to have several drones buzzing over head; we guess that would possibly draw out your neighbors too.
While we don’t see this being implemented locally any time soon, it’s kinda funny to think of drones armed with actual deterrents giving chase. In the near future perhaps.