Underneath the sometimes chaotic surface, Pakistan has a burgeoning smart city scene that has led to the country becoming a member of the internationally recognized Smart Cities club. With Lahore as the exemplar in the region, this has nevertheless raised the question of security. As homes become ever more one with smart systems, digital-electrical conveniences and indeed the wider world, electrical engineering solutions are providing an inbuilt, solid solution to security worries.
Protection Against Fire
As population swells and the amount of fully electrified homes has too, Pakistan has become a riskier place when it comes to fire and crime. According to the BBC, this has been shown by the record levels of railway accidents, due in part to outdated electrical systems and overuse of railway systems. These problems have a knock-on effect on the home, but electrical engineering and smart devices are providing a solution.
According to American security experts DSC, smart devices now allow total integration with security. What this means is that incidents can be reported automatically, and with smart house wiring utilized by the likes of Nest, signal the causes of fire or security break-ins before the incident has a chance to come to fruition.
A fuse breaking without the circuit tripping, or a window being tried, are examples of problems that smart wiring can address.
Integrated circuits within the windows and walls of the home can provide a living, breathing ecosystem that fights against hazardous incidents. Crime is part of this solution, and the use of big data is helping to further improve efforts to keep the home and business out of harm’s way. Big data policing is already well underway in America and the UK, according to Tech Crunch, and will have applications in the personal home.
Risk identification can be seamlessly integrated into the home and the smart circuitry that powers it, providing insights into potential weaknesses and advice on how to shore them up and create a better, safer living situation for the family. Family comes first.
Shoring up Cybersecurity
As the very wiring of the home becomes smart-connected by default, this creates obvious holes for cybersecurity threats to move through. Indeed, studies have shown that Pakistan is one of the top 10 most targeted countries when it comes to cyber-attacks – and this includes both business and the home.
Electrical engineering once again has a part to play. By using cybersecurity tools and techniques in the very basis of circuits within the home and business, this can provide an extra layer of security against would-be cyberattacks looking to either cause damage or gather private data.
Smart technology is a wonderful part of the modern digital world that we all live in. It also presents risks in terms of fire, security and cybercrime. Using the advanced technology provided by modern circuitry and smart devices, homeowners can effectively defend themselves against the nascent threat while still making use of the full range of conveniences as they were designed.
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