From Snarky Safety-Tweeting Apps to Iris-Scanning Smartphones

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 18, 2015
The connected home has many benefits, convenience being one and advanced security technologies being another. In fact, smartphone-based safety systems are prevalent not just when it comes to protecting your home, but also the health and privacy of those you love.

Many mobile security technologies take advantage of recent developments in haptic feedback or biometrics. This means smartphones and similar devices have identify-verifying means like never before. Facial recognition and high definition cameras are also safeguarding everything from banking transactions to age verification.

The instantaneous nature of communication and apps is also relevant to safety in matters of prevention in natural disasters and humanitarian crises. From earthquake detection to crowdsourced anti-violence measures in unstable African countries, modern tech is changing the way we keep ourselves and other people safe.