When a Security System Offers More Than Just Security
As technology has advanced, security has branched out beyond simple surveillance and intruder deterrence. A security system can now be made up of multiple sensors that provide data about the environment. For example, a door position switch is a sensor that tells you whether a door is open or closed, a thermometer is a sensor that gives you temperature data, and water pressure and flow sensors provide data about your water sprinkler systems.
As systems have migrated to the use of Ethernet as a communication protocol and interfaces with other systems have been developed, the data that each system provides can now be more readily used in another system. Security is one of these systems that migrated to the use of Ethernet and we are just starting to see some of the possibilities that this is offering far beyond security purposes.