In the sphere of introduction of high technologies in daily life China is today one of the leading positions in the world. According to the publication Bloomberg, from 2013 to 2017, the share of China accounted for 36% of all technology startups in real estate, and in the past 2018, the turnover in this region exceeded $ 20 billion. It is not surprising that different systems for arranging the smart home has begun to receive fairly widespread. And, like fantastic works of the man-made future the new system have already started to observe people.
Why China is leading in this area?
According to Bloomberg, one of the main reasons for the leadership of China is that country, as a rule, pays more attention to convenience than privacy. This simplifies the interaction of companies with personal information about the user, gives a much greater freedom in the movements of people, of purchases made by them and so on. All this constitutes a favorable environment for the implementation and testing of the most advanced technologies of smart homes and the Internet of things. Now let’s see, what exactly is the data collected from an IT company for the people of China.
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Watching what people buy
This applies more to the field of the Internet of things, than to smart homes, but nevertheless deserves attention. Company Dalian Wanda Group Co. installed in some shopping centres the camera with recognition technology of behavior. These devices collect information about how the person behaves inside commercial premises. For example, data is collected on how long a person stays in the store, how many bags in hand at the entrance and the exit of the store and even what is in these bags is.
Something like cranked and firm Shui On Land Ltd. Thanks to advanced facial recognition system, they were able to learn that in one of the adjacent with their trade center offices, 70% of jobs belonged to women. After that, the company has converted shopping Mall so that there were as many goods that are interesting to the fair sex. But it would have been too easy if Shui On Land Ltd. would stay on it. Terminals shopping malls, you can log in using your account on WeChat (popular in China social network), thus providing access to information about their identity and habits in exchange for coupons, free Parking or a Cup of coffee.
What about smart homes?
Another Chinese company called Huiyun today tracks the performance with more than 10,000 sensors in different institutions and apartments. These sensors record the water level and humidity, air quality and energy consumption. About 480 000 objects today are “under observation,” daily sending of data in a single center for analysis. This allows not only to track data about how people use private and public space, but also to identify a number of violations, whether invisible leakage of household gas, or sudden power surges.
Moreover, almost 1,000 residential buildings connected to the system of the smart home, today are equipped with cameras that shoot at 3 frames per minute and send this data to data centers. Based on this information, the analyzed artificial intelligence, you can see almost real time what people are doing, being at home, to analyze the behavior of the guards and even to recognize if the unauthorized invasion of private property.