Home Invasion Deterrent Enforcement
An estimated 2.5 million home burglaries occur each year in the US. The H.I.D.E system aims to improve residential and commercial security by deploying a suite of advanced defense technologies, including visual, audio, and non-lethal chemical deterrents, as well as providing the homeowner with up-to-date notifications and alerts. The goal of this project is to create a stand-alone system that will deter any would-be invader(s) from entering a home or place of business. Security systems available in today’s market are inadequate in dealing with real-time home invasions and burglaries. The principal flaw in their design is that they do not deter the thieves in a meaningful way. The H.I.D.E system will first sense motion at the point of unlawful entry. The facial recognition will then determine if a person is a possible perpetrator. Once a person has been flagged, the individual(s) will be bombarded with lights, sounds, and finally a blast to the face with a non-lethal chemical irritant. Precautions have been taken to ensure no irritant is deployed inadvertently. The project is expected to safeguard a home’s or business’ points of entry such as a door or window.