A massive internet breach last October of the cloud-based internet performance management company Dyn left millions of homeowners open to hackers simply because their smart home devices were still using a standardized manufacturer's password.
The challenge is the individual things that are connected are targets for hackers, whackers and cyberthieves. Nothing worse than your thing(s) filled with malware or being held for ransom until you cough up a few hundred Bitcoins and hope there is such a thing as honor among thieves.
The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, as of today will require strict and uniform adoption of a new security protocol for all Z-Wave devices receiving certification. The Alliance Board of Directors voted unanimously in November 2016 to require mandatory implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework, the most advanced security for smart home devices and controllers, gateways and hubs in the market today.
Per the Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors vote in November 2016, all Z-Wave devices submitted for certification will include new advanced Security 2 (S2) framework
Kicking off a multi-city tour to connect with interior design professionals and architects as well as their discerning clients, Control4 has automated an Airstream to act as a mini smart home on wheels. Designed to showcase how smart home technology can work behind the scenes to complement the decor of any residence, the Control4 Airstream will feature smart lighting, demonstrate the convenience of whole-home audio and video entertainment, the peace-of-mind that comes with intelligent safety and security, and the convenience of voice control. In addition, over the course of the 12-week coast-to-coast "Smart Design, Smart Living" Tour, Control4 will offer numerous "Designing for Connected Homes" training classes.
Leviton experts will also be available at booth 949 during the expo to discuss data center trends and give guests a first-hand look at the latest network infrastructure solutions.
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With a suite of continuing education resources, Control4 unveils the Smart Home Design Program and invites the building and design community inside its mobile smart home.
The All New Lineup of Z-Wave Control and Lighting Solutions Will Be on Display
Future proofing your network now, in preparation for tomorrow's technologies, is worth the added expense. It can save you the hassle and cost of a complete rip and replace later down the road.
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Brian Heater for TechCrunch: The Galaxy S8's main selling point still isn't fully formed. Announced the week leading up to today's main event, Bixby is as much a key building block for the company moving forward as it is a shiny new piece of a flagship phone. The company is finally ready to make its play for the smart home, and the new messenger is going to be a key component.
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