WiFi to the Rescue: How Your Router Can Help Save Lives

Homeowners want safety, protection, and peace of mind. They install security systems and smart devices not just to be more connected, but to be safer at all times. According to recent research from Parks Associates, in 2023, the average number of connected devices per US household reached 17; and over 30% of US households with internet also have a security system. These systems provide a layer of deterrence, monitoring, and protection, but they are not all created equal. 

WiFi Sensing technology is emerging as a key player in the space, enabling enhanced emergency response. Fast response times and accurate human detection are not guaranteed with every system, but they are the features that make the greatest impact on safety. WiFi Sensing offers both. 

Expediting emergency response times 

In an emergency, response times are critical. Even a minute or two could mean the difference between a successful robbery or a burglar caught in the act. In dire situations, these critical minutes can mean a life saved. According to a survey by DKC analytics, 87 percent of American homeowners would pay more for a system that could expedite response times.

In contrast to traditional or manual trigger security systems, WiFi sensing can detect emergencies the moment they occur, allowing first responders to be deployed much faster. The typical response from law enforcement to a verified crime in progress is about seven minutes, compared to about 45 minutes for an unverified alarm.

Improved accuracy and verified alarms

Accurate human detection is also essential to emergency response, providing information on precisely where a burglar is in your home, or where someone in need of medical attention is.

If emergency responders receive accurate, real-time information about activity in a home, through a verified alarm system, they are able to act more quickly. Research suggests that 90 to 99 percent of home security calls are false alarms. Dispatch centers are therefore hesitant to deploy resources to a situation unless they know it’s a true emergency. The cost is high, and it pulls services away from other priorities. Verification and data is a must-have.

Security data from WiFi to first responders

92 percent of telecommunicators agree that having access to security data could significantly increase response times. WiFi Sensing provides that. Through WiFi Sensing technology, your WiFi router can do much more than just connect you to the internet. It is capable of confirming the presence of an intruder in an emergency and sending vital information to first responders. At the heart of this innovation lies the ability to leverage existing WiFi infrastructure to detect human presence with remarkable accuracy. This eliminates the need for additional hardware installation, making it a cost-effective and scalable solution.  

Reducing false alarms

Traditional emergency response systems often rely on manual alarms, which can be prone to human error, exacerbate the false alarm problem, or may not be triggered in situations where individuals are incapacitated and need help. Unlike other popular security systems, WiFi sensing technology can differentiate between humans and other objects like pets, sunlight, robot vacuums, or fans. This smart detection reduces false alarms and ensures that emergency services are deployed only when truly needed.

Benefits for customers

Beyond saving lives, and protecting homes, WiFi Sensing technology offers benefits and features that address common pain points and enhance consumer engagement:

  • Real-time updates
  • Easy set-up
  • Data protection and privacy
  • No invasive cameras
  • Flexible and scalable
  • No blind spots
  • Affordable
  • Fewer false alarms
  • Compatible with other IoT devices

Benefits for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and security companies

WiFi Sensing is a game-changer for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offering the technology to customers and for home security companies. The ability to leverage existing WiFi infrastructure for emergency response, and to reduce false alarms opens doors for a whole new level of consumer interaction. 

To make sure that time-sensitive information isn’t buried in apps typically reserved for billing and connection troubleshooting, ISPs can build a separate app specifically for customers using WiFi Sensing and security services. This app becomes the customer’s personal safety companion, boosting engagement and satisfaction.  

By offering WiFi Sensing and valuable features, providers can transform into a trusted resource for their customers. This can lead to:

  • Increased customer satisfaction loyalty, and stickiness
  • Improved brand image, building a reputation as innovative industry leaders
  • Potential for new revenue streams

WiFi Sensing revolutionizing emergency response through TruPresence™

Origin AI is the industry leader in WiFi Sensing. Its TruPresence™ solution provides more accurate and reliable human presence detection than other available systems. 

As the technology integrates with more ISP, home security, and existing emergency response systems, we can expect to see a significant decrease in response times, improved first responder situational awareness, and a reduction in false alarms. This translates to more lives saved, safer communities, more protected homes, and a more effective emergency response infrastructure. 

Try WiFi Sensing home security before you buy

Origin AI’s TruPresence™ security technology is unlike anything else on the market, with unique and highly effective advanced capabilities. Interested in learning more? You can try the technology before making a long-term commitment. 

Contact our team today, and see how you can seamlessly achieve peace of mind through our video demo

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