Google recently filed 2 patent applications (9,508,247 and 9,508,250) for an advanced home security system. Google’s security system relies on new arm and disarm technology which is very different to how people’s household alarm systems currently work.

Current security systems must be set manually to activate them and rely on “stay” and “away” signs to determine whether or not to sound an alarm if there is motion detected in the building secured with the alarm.

Google wants to use external inputs (such as geolocation from smartphones/devices  and sensor data from motion sensors/cameras) to establish a set of rules for the system to determine whether or not a person is at home or not and thus be able to automatically set or disable the security system.