Smart Home Security: Which Devices are Worth the Cost?

To help ease some of the stress of picking out the right smart security device, here's some of the more common ones and some advantages and disadvantages to help buyers decide if they're worth the price on the tag.

IoT Devices For Home Security

So, how can you use IoS and IFTTT to improve your home security. Here are a few things you can do to maximise your security efforts.

How to Prepare Wi-Fi Networks for Smart Devices

Before you plug in and fire up those smart light bulbs, appliances or television you need to prepare your Wi-Fi network to ensure your speeds and security are not affected by the presence of this new equipment.

7 Home Improvements for Summer 2017

There's no better time to make your home even more comfortable and personalized. Best of all, these thoughtful updates will not only make this summer more enjoyable, but they'll last far beyond this season.

Interview with Clark Roundy, CEO of Domotz

In the CI industry, Domotz is known for its remote network management platform called Domotz Pro, which gives integration companies and managed service providers a suite of powerful tools for keeping their client's networks and IoT devices online and trouble free while saving them the costs of sending a technician to the customer site.

These SmartHome Gadgets for Your Home Gym Will Boost Your Summer Workouts

Once your gym is enabled with the latest high-tech devices, you'll have the most insight into your body and performance that you've ever had. So bring on the next set of crunches-you're ready!

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.

FST Biometrics - A Fusion of Visual Identification Technologies

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.

Smart Home and IoT: Growth, Consumer Trends

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.

Could Better IoT Standards Reduce Cybercriminal Activity?

The challenge for developers will be in building complex security structures that don't hamper device usability.

Navigating Security Concerns in Smart Home Automation

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.

World of Holes: So, You're Going to Solve the DDoS, Hacker Problem

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.

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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.