'Smart' home security equipment tipped to be a key area of growth in Wagga by tech expert

LOCK IT DOWN: Information technology lecturer Dan Winson (right) believes home security technology will be a big part of 2018.
LOCK IT DOWN: Information technology lecturer Dan Winson (right) believes home security technology will be a big part of 2018.

A Wagga tech expert has tipped home security equipment and cyber security as the key areas of industry growth in 2018.

Information technology lecturer Dan Winson believes the reduced costs of home surveillance systems will spark a regional security crackdown.

“There’s a range of IoT or “The Internet of Things” products such a smart fridges and smart sprinklers that are being developed but home security technology will be a big mover this year,” he said.

“I think Wagga’s crime rates will prompt people to look at buying into smart alarm systems.”

EACOM administration service coordinator Emmie Bacon said more smart security systems were being purchased in the Wagga region.

“The technology is more versatile and people are interested in security after increased crime in areas like Wagga CBD and Ashmont,” she said.

“People can view their alarm systems on their smart phones and monitor their homes or businesses from abroad.”

On the home technology frontier, Mr Winson touted home assistants and cloud computing as areas to look out for while cyber security remains a point of interest for Wagga police with multiple incidences of cyber crime occurring in December last year.