As with everything else, technology plays a big role in keeping us safe. Back in the day we had armed guards and weapons patrolling our borders. While we still hang on to the physical presence in order to intimidate enemies and threats, most individuals who can afford it and certainly, many countries, rely more on technology than on manpower. Here are some reasons as to why technological safety is going to be the next big investment.
Our lives have largely become sedentary. So has crime. This is not to say that murders, robberies and rape do not happen; the focus on retaliation and justice has changed however. Instead of lynching them or beating them up, once the perpetrators are caught, there is a lengthy process to prove that they committed the crime. This is where surveillance comes in. There are CCTV cameras Melbourne all over our homes and streets now because if we cannot fend off an attacker, at least we will be able to record it and catch them later. With digital recordings and other technological advancements like collecting forensic evidence, it is more likely that the suspect will be convicted.
Escalation of Violence
When we open the news page it seems as though everyday there are more brutal crimes to read about. It could also just be that we are more connected now to the news cycle and are therefore, more aware of what occurs. Either way, the days when a simple wire fence kept out the thieves are gone. Museums and other institutions take this very seriously, and install wireless monitoring security systems, laser trip wires, pressure trigger automated trap systems etc. in order to protect their treasures. Naturally, this reads like an open invitation for every talented thief to try and break in, which is why companies upgrade their safety options every few years, if not months.
Increase in Impact
Crime has always been scary and violent but recently, crimes have escalated in violence and in insidiousness to the point where straightforward defence no longer works. Some crimes have no physical affect but the psychological, social and monetary effect can be huge. Case in point: if someone releases racy pictures of a high-powered home security taken by themselves in a private moment, that causes massive backlash in terms of psychological trauma, loss of reputation (social) and even loss of his/her job (monetary). In order to protect ourselves against such threats, we need more advanced technology like firewalls and other digital safety measures.