We look to technology to do many things: advance, connect and power us but how often are we looking to technology for the solutions to our personal security and protection. We love technological advances like voice command and fingerprint reading, but the extent of our interaction with this technology doesn’t stretch beyond the use of our cellphones. Businesses have long since held the baton when it comes to security for their computers, access to their workspaces and even locked electronic files. It’s rare to learn that a business has incurred a breach of security which ended in robbery. We do, however hear it quite often in the private sector however. Homes that have been broken into, safes that have been comprised and usually it’s at the hands of a person of familiarity. So why aren’t we, as consumers more concerned with protection and security ?
Safe Guard The World, a professional preventative security company published, “Nearly 66 percent of all burglaries are residential (home) break-ins. Home security statistics tell us that 95% of break-ins needed some amount of force to break-in. The tools used to break in are usually simple; a screwdriver, pliers, pries bars, and small hammers are most common”.
In a society where not even Humana is exempt to tampering, the concern of security is really one that should be more prevalent in consumer technology as it is with enterprise technology. The obvious advantage with businesses is they have the capital to address security concerns.
Is security feasible for the average American? In most cases probably not. The cost for these solutions can be substantial. Let’s take a biometric reader for example, the base model can cost about $3,000. It’s a pretty penny, but worth the investment, at least we think so. Compared to Apple’s Macbook which costs $2700 or an Aerial photography drone, $1,900 the expense isn’t really far fetched. The moral of the story here, as consumers and users of technology we should be just as concerned, if not more with protecting the work we love to create.
Just in case we’ve really impressed you or you just like to be informed here’s our personal favorite. The MorphoAccess SIGMA Lite biometric reader is advanced and houses some cool features, more importantly it actually serves the purpose of protecting. The list of features includes a Prox Card Reader that provides 1:3K User Biometric Identification, Fake Finger Detection, 2.8" LED Indicator, Buzzer, IP65 Rated and an FBI Certified IQS Optical Sensor.
We greatly admire techies — we’re merely suggesting with the promotion of Xbox and Alexa we could actually get some enterprise technology incorporated. Do you recall watching the home-security commercial that opens on the security box? They tell us about the features — how cool it’ll be to get alerts and change the thermostat on our phones, but they don’t mention that our doorknobs could be biometric readers that houses a “fake finger detection” where once the perpertrator touches the knob it will alert the owner to a foreign prescence near their home. We made the last part up, but still you get the point. Fascinate us with convenience, engage us with what matters most — Security!