As we celebrate Back to the Future Day, we highlight the main areas of security and how some of the inventions and lifestyles that the film predicted 26 years ago might have not have been as far fetched as they may have appeared.
That unit Marty's got in his living room hanging over his fireplace looks amazingly like the ones we have today. Undoubtedly Flat screen and Smart TVs shape the walls of most households today (and the bigger the better) with the capability of multiple channels, connecting to the Internet, pausing live content and even turning into a video calling functionality with integrated features such as Skype.
Video Conferencing & Business Security
In Back to the Future, we see Marty receive a video call from his boss, similar to technology today with video conferencing software. This together with the development of building management systems and biometrics, retina scanning, access control and advances in CCTV and video analytics is certainly changing how the workplace operates and stays secure.
The Connected Home
In the film, Marty’s 2015 house is powered by systems not dissimilar to those showcased by the tech giants of 2015. Marty’s girlfriend, Jennifer, unlocks the front door via a fingerprint scanner… Opening locks without keys, setting your alarm and turning up the heating from your phone sound familiar anyone?
In fact, the only thing Back to the Future appeared to have missed is the rapid growth of the Internet and smartphone technology. We are seeing on an almost daily basis the increasing requests for fully automated security home and business solutions that can be operated by our smartphone.
Back in 1989 drones have not have been feasible, however, these devices are now available to all industries, from events to Amazon and even to everyday consumers. Whilst farmers use them for agricultural management, for us and the police they are especially useful for security surveillance.
Happy Back to the Future Day!
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