At CES 2020, home security products designed for high net worth households made their debut, eliciting curiosity and marvel from the passersby.
One such product was the Sunflower Home Awareness System, which includes stylish looking, toddler-height poles that you can plant in the ground around the perimeter of your property. These “sunflowers,” wirelessly provide real-time threat intelligence -about the people, animals, and vehicles on your property- to a smartphone or tablet.
More significantly, home-protection surveillance drones are taking off. The Bee, a “fully autonomous drone deploys and flies on its own with cameras on board to live stream video.” Its secondary component, called the Hive, can analyze captured data. These small crafts are expected to emerge in mid-2020, costing around USD $10,000.
These security mechanisms clearly aren’t designed for the average consumer, but rather for those with access to either intellectual or physical valuables.
Yet, on the cyber security side of things, the company that produces these products has not disclosed (to the best of this writer’s research) whether the security data is entirely private to the customer or maintained on centralized servers. The answer to this question will help determine how much security these devices are really providing you with.
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