Security & Communication - Articles, Stories & Interviews

A new wave of gadgets is setting out to secure your smart home

Rob Verger for Popular Science: Paul Lipman, the CEO of a British cybersecurity company Bullguard, points at those devices in our home, like smart locks or internet-connected televisions, as vulnerabilities because they can lack security features.

Timeless Country Home Stuns with Spectacular Lighting System Controlled by ELAN

South Carolina home features a cutting-edge Lutron lighting system controlled and automated by ELAN with audio by Niles and Sunfire, and power protection from Panamax.

30,000 Reasons to Improve Home Electrical Safety

Electricity is one of the greatest inventions in the modern world and makes life easier for everyone. But we often take electricity for granted and forget to respect the potential dangers associated with electrical use in our homes.

The Architect's Guide to Home Automation

We can only hope that the industry as a whole can understand the importance of the Systems Integrator and the role they MUST play in today's technology filled buildings.

Your Old Smartphone has Found a Second Life as a Security Camera

The next time you are thinking of throwing away that old, well-used phone, think again! It might actually save your home from an attack.

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Vivint Smart Home Introduces Vivint Smart Properties for Property Developers and Managers

New program brings smart home technology to apartment households

InfoComm 2017 gets going in Orlando, Florida

InfoComm 2017 is slated to be bigger then ever. HomeToys.com's special InfoComm newspage will bring you up to date on the breaking News and announcements from this years show.

Data from Smart Home Brand Hive Reveals Consumer Barriers

Research reveals concerns around price and ease of use, though majority of people open to smart home experiences

Security Implications of Permission Models in Smart-Home Application Frameworks

IEEE Software magazine via InfoQ: A key component of smart-home programming frameworks, such as Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, etc., is their permission model, which provides the first line of defense against remote attacks.

Security & Communication - News Headlines

Equus Compute Solutions Announces Software Solutions Team

New Staff to Focus on Clients' Software Defined Solution Challenges

Bluetooth Asia 2017 to Showcase Innovative Internet of Things Products and Technology

The Bluetooth SIG to host an interactive event to inspire, educate, and excite with Bluetooth® IoT technology expo and workshops

August Home Doorbell Cam Now Talks to Alexa on Amazon Echo Show

Ask Alexa to "Show Me the Front Door" to Watch Live Doorbell Cam Video on Amazon Echo Show

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