Alarmcom Holdings Inc has been granted a patent for a monitoring system that can analyze data from property and vehicle sensors to determine if an event related to the vehicle has occurred. The system can then take appropriate actions based on the analysis, such as adjusting the vehicle’s configuration. The patent also includes rules for monitoring multiple vehicles with different sets of rules. GlobalData’s report on Alarmcom gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Monitoring system for analyzing vehicle and property sensor data

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Alarmcom Holdings Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11778144B2) describes a computer-implemented method for monitoring and controlling vehicle conditions and events. The method involves obtaining vehicle data and sensor data, determining the condition of the vehicle and identifying related events, accessing a set of rules, selecting a rule based on the condition and event, and transmitting instructions to adjust vehicle components.

The method begins by obtaining vehicle data, such as braking data and acceleration data, which indicate attributes of the vehicle. Sensor data captured by one or more sensors at the property is also obtained. Based on this data, the method determines the condition of the vehicle at a specific time. For example, if the braking data and acceleration data suggest a collision, the method determines that the vehicle has likely experienced a collision.

The method also determines if an event related to the property has occurred using the sensor data. For instance, if the microphone data indicates a sound of glass breaking and the speed data indicates that the vehicle is stationary, the method determines that the vehicle has likely experienced a break-in.

Next, the method accesses a set of rules that include conditions, event conditions, timeframes, and actions. These rules are applicable to a plurality of vehicles, with each vehicle associated with specific rules. The method selects a rule based on the condition of the vehicle, the event that likely occurred, and the timeframe of applicability indicated by the rule.

Once the rule is selected, the method transmits instructions to the vehicle automation hub to adjust the configuration of one or more components of the vehicle. For example, if the rule indicates a collision, the instruction may activate a camera in the vehicle. If the rule indicates a break-in, the instruction may activate an audible alarm.

Overall, this patented method enables the monitoring and control of vehicle conditions and events through the use of vehicle data, sensor data, and a set of rules. By adjusting the configuration of vehicle components, the method aims to enhance safety and security in vehicles.

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