Google has finally started to transfer the intellectual property it obtained, through its acquisitions of Nest in September 2014 and Dropcam, three months after. The search-giant has now been granted a patent for “Security Scoring in a Smart-Sensored Home”.
The patent outlines the usage of connected devices that can communicate with each other with a central server or a cloud-computing system to provide any of a variety of useful home security objectives.
Simply put, the connected devices aim to collaborate with each other, further enhancing your security with its automated smart decisions. The system is to be made so smart that it would signal people if they are correctly using their security systems and also notify about intrusions.
The patent contains few drawings and mentions of smart products Google doesn’t yet make, including smart plugs, wall switches, nightlights, and connected doorbells and doorknobs. Google right now is thinking to provide you more than just a security system.
Patent also talks about a smart clock that has the ability to wakes you up earlier according to weather conditions, traffic density and other basic criteria. It may gather your daily schedule and wake you everyday according to the time taken by you to get ready on an average.
The smart knob, on the other hand, will be a remote controlled unlock system and may also be connected with a smartphone. A smart doorbell could recognize the person coming toward the door and communicate visual or audio information through some other system.
The patent also shows an abstract for “smart entry detectors” that could be connected to windows or doors and sense if they are opened or broken and notify about the same.
The patents sound much like what we see in Mission Impossible series, and may not make it to the market any soon, but it does projects a layout upon which futuristic smart homes can be build and revolutionize the luxury living conditions that we know of in present era.
Google wants to tie the community together, too. Multiple smart homes can be connected together to form a neighbourhood security network that can tell people in a specific geographical area about nearby events like fires or break-ins.