Smart Alert System: A $100 Million Challenge to Make It Easier for People to Report Fraud
By now, the smart city system is probably in everyone’s mind, whether they’re a smart home owner or an average citizen looking to be alerted when a stranger breaks into their home.
But this system, developed by MIT and funded by the National Science Foundation, is still in its infancy and, as such, is only available to people with the proper permissions.
The MIT Smart Alert system uses sensors and computers to detect if someone is breaking into your home.
The system uses a combination of radar, cameras and infrared cameras to detect intruders.
If you know the location of your home, the system will notify you if a person is inside.
But for those without the appropriate permissions, the MIT system is also capable of alerting you via text message.
The system was recently tested at a small community center in New York City.
At the time, the center received around 10,000 notifications from around the world, including from the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement.
In a press release, MIT said that the system’s creators were able to “provide a simple, inexpensive, secure and resilient way to notify people when intruders enter their homes, or if someone else is at home.”
It’s still early days, however, as the system isn’t yet fully open-source.MIT says the system is able to alert people even if they’re not authorized to do so.
The company said that it’s able to detect a person who is in their home and has a key to unlock the home.
If the home is locked, the home can be unlocked using the home’s key, but the intruder must still be able to physically enter the home to be granted access.
The software was developed as part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Institute for Standards and Technologies National Smart Home Challenge and the National Research Council National Security Smart Home Alliance.
The challenge aims to encourage innovation in smart home security technology, and MIT is participating.MIT was not immediately available for comment.