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.
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.
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.
The list of potential applications is virtually endless and can range from unlocking and operating your car without a key, to gaining access to airport lounges as a member of a frequent flyer club with no physical membership card or ID needed, to gaining access to a smart home with no key and triggering IoT functions in the home upon entry.
Research from Parks Associates shows that while familiarity with smart home products is still low, there is more and more interest from consumers to integrate connected products in the home.
The challenge for developers will be in building complex security structures that don't hamper device usability.
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.
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.
Landline phone coverage is of the utmost importance and a service we take for granted. You may be shocked to learn that in many cases, cell phones aren't able to accurately transmit your location to 911 dispatchers.
A security system can alert you any time someone enters or leaves your house. Apart from thieves, this can be a great feature for those with young kids who might try to open doors when adults aren't looking.
Structured Media enclosures make it easy to manage your home network connectivity and hardware, but choosing the right size can be difficult.
Unified Electronic Security Solution Improves Automotive Part Company's Production, Efficiency and Safety
Rapid return on investment for cutting edge video surveillance and analytical technology.
All too often, companies building connected devices either ignore security completely, try to bolt it on late in the development cycle, or treat it as a "nice to have" feature.
All of the great "toys" are simply logical extensions of technology you're begging to use yourself and will help your kids be light years ahead of you when they're your age!
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Security & Communication - Featured Product
C1M1 offers a truly significant reduction in transmission time in comparison to other communicators that rely on dial capture or data bus decoding. This can result in quicker response time to emergency situations which could save lives and assets. By providing both IP and cellular pathways, C1M1 provides the reliability installers are looking for in an alarm communicator. C1M1 eliminates port forwarding and extra fees for remote access. Installers can remotely upload/download programming changes to M1 controls over IP or cellular using ElkRP2. Consumers can control the M1 remotely via the free ElkLink mobile app and web portal, as well as eKeypad and M1 Touch Pro apps. Other IP-based software and interface partners can connect to the M1 control over the local network through C1M1. C1M1 also provides email/text notifications for arm, disarm, and alarm events. ELK-C1M14GSM supports GSM (AT&T/T-Mobile) networks and ELK-C1M1CDMA supports CDMA (Verizon) networks.