Today I found a neat project that was funded by Kickstarter. It's called Angee, and it bill itself as a "truly autonomous home security system." Basically, Angee uses sensors placed around the entrances of your home, along with a central unit, to detect intruders but sense when you leave and come home. It identifies you by both voice and an app on your phone.
In addition to security features, Angee also includes other features of home automation systems, like remote temperature control and automation. You can also use Angee's camera to video chat with others with the Angee app.
You can check out this video to learn more about it. Is this a significant improvement over what we have now?