10/29/2012 12:06 pm ET Updated Oct 29, 2012

Home Security Cameras: Carnegie Mellon's Automatic Video Surveillance Could Predict Criminals' Next Move

A household can rarely, if ever, predict when it’s going to be a target for a break-in. But with developing technology, your home security cameras may soon be able to do just that.

According to Phys.org, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Mind’s Eye program are creating a system called automatic video surveillance, that will be able to watch and predict what a person will do next by calculating physical trajectories. Or, in simpler terms, the camera would bascially be able to catch a criminal before he/she acts by sounding an alarm if it detected suspicious activity.

Funded by the U.S. government, the technology is similar to that in Google's self-driving cars and could be used in both military and civilian applications like for anti-terrorism precautions at the airport. But this intuitive feature could also be useful to protect our homes -- someday.

While we think this is really neat for home security systems, we just hope police won’t be running to our house if, for instance, our friend stops by when we’re on vacation to feed our cat.

Click through our slideshow to see tips on how you can protect your home from burglary and head over to Phys.org to read more.

Tips To Prevent Home Burglaries

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