Smart Sensors – Is Your Privacy Monitored?
The more advanced technologies we use – both private and work-related – increase the concern about how much our privacy is actually being invaded without knowing it. Do you feel the same way?
If so, read this week’s blog post about how safe we can or should feel if the smart technology should work optimally. Will the sensors monitor us?
What Is A Smart Sensor / Light?
Sensors is nothing new. For example, alarms are something we rely in, which are often are installed with motion sensors. Smart lighting is a similar technology designed to be energy efficient. At the same time, smart sensors give us control and can adjust the light to our own needs. It simply requires that you have the lighting replaced with lights that “talks together”, and thus you will be able to control them from an Internet-based console, which typically happens through an app.
Many people talk about how we can automate features in our homes or at work – smart lighting is one of them, and a trend we see is becoming more and more popular worldwide.
Why Is Smart Lighting A Good Idea?
Maybe you’ve heard it before, or maybe smart technology is brand new to you. We promise that it’s more than just a “fancy” way to control light – it can actually improve your quality of life in the long run.
We give you three benefits that we believe speak for itself:
- 1. Adjust Light Levels The sensor works in similar way as a light meter, and can detect light levels data that are automatically adjusted to mimic natural daylight through artificial lighting. It has a major impact on energy savings.
- 2. The “health” of Light Sensors provide so-called feedback data, which is information about the performance of a light fixture. Suppliers of such systems benefit from an easy-to-use dashboard that monitors and receives light level alerts if it deviated from the normal.
- 3. Presence and direction of movement DeThe typical sensors have the ability to sense presence and direction of movement. This is often done through of contrast differences in light and interpretation of human movement via algorithms. It does not happen through any sort of pictures, only in the form of e.g. event data – encrypted and transmitted securely “up in the cloud”, thus lighting in the room can be adjusted.
What Can Sensors Actually See?
The smart technology requires information about the environment in order to function in the right way. However, it does not mean that sensors need to know who enters a room, more that there’s movement.
This basically means that sensors need to know that you are there, it certainly does not need to know more about you or who you are.