The well-known English proverb "My home is my fortress", despite its considerable age - more than 400 years - has not lost its relevance today. Only in the XXI century we are talking not about high impregnable stone walls and ditches filled with water, but about high security technologies. As it turned out, today they cost no less than the construction of fortress walls and the maintenance of numerous guards, but, as in those days, very rich people do not save on security.
Today, the increasingly popular Internet of Things provides security for wealthy homeowners who have clearly not earned their capital from free slot machines in Vegas. It is represented by all kinds of smart devices with solid artificial intelligence, high-tech surveillance cameras and coded locking systems.
Many UK homeowners are starting to actively use facial recognition systems, such as those offered by the startup Netatmo. The system recognizes regular visitors by facial expressions. The owner of the house will be immediately notified of an unknown visitor via a mobile application with the ability to show the person of the arriving person.
Machine learning algorithms allow security systems to distinguish a potential intruder from an animal that accidentally ran into the house by movement. Even the Internet giants Google and Facebook are developing such algorithms.
A number of companies already offer locks that can only be opened with the "correct" fingerprints. Some homeowners equip individual rooms with special curtains that block them when they are away for a long time. You can also find windows with a special polymer coating that can withstand the shock wave in an explosion.
However, even the most impregnable fortress could always be penetrated with the help of cunning. Today, hackers have become a thunderstorm and a real nightmare, compared to whom experienced burglars are pitiful amateurs. Sitting at home at the computer, they are able to hack home devices, email and other accounts.
According to experts, even despite high-tech security measures, the cyber defense of home devices is still very vulnerable.