Our Allianz expert James Tucker, Transformational Propositions Manager discusses what smart security is, as well as the benefits and considerations businesses need to factor in before making the security switch.
What is smart security?
- Smart locks – these are locks that allow the keyless access management of buildings. These locks can come in the form of a key fob, keypad or fingerprinting system in place of or in addition to a traditional key. This type of lock functionality allows you to control your lock remotely from your mobile through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-wave, main landlines or mobile networks.
- Smart sensors – this includes devices such as, smart cameras, smart microphones or other intelligent devices. Smart sensors can do more than just see what is happening, they can interpret events and take action accordingly. The data provided by smart sensors can be analysed in real-time or near real-time so any actions or alerts have minimal delay.
Why should commercial businesses consider smart security – what are the benefits?
What are the risks of smart security and is there a link with cybercrime?
There are of course risks associated with wireless or networked security devices. For example a weak connection between the user and device can be intercepted by cyber criminals using the right eaves-dropping technology. We’ve also seen similar compromises in the past with remote vehicle locking and keyless entry systems.
It’s worth highlighting that good smart locks will make things harder for criminals but no security system will be able to offer 100% protection.
What precautions can businesses take to reduce the risk of cybercrime through smart security?
What should brokers be advising their customers when talking about smart security?
Transformational Propositions Manager
As Transformational Propositions Manager, my job is to help with the development of new disruptive propositions for our customers at Allianz. I provide both strategic and technological input as well as, manage the various projects and proof of concepts we are running.