Security & Communication - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Distributed Wi-Fi: How a Pod in Every Room Enables Connected Smart Homes

As modern home network access systems download and buffer content through the connection to the house, installing distributed Wi-Fi with high-capacity capabilities can move that content through the house faster, with better quality, making multiple users happier.

Chamberlain Increases Garage Security with the Ultimate Security Bundle Garage Door Opener

New Ultimate Security Bundle (B980) from Chamberlain features company’s quietest DC Belt Drive opener with built-in Wi-Fi®, Battery Backup, and Automatic Garage Door Lock.

Is it Influence or Manipulation? A Case for an Internet Code of Conduct

So, a connected world is a better world, right? This question is very much on-trend, especially in light of recent security and privacy breaches. Time to really give this question a second thought.

The ‘Intelligent’ Home Investment

If you install smart home devices that appeal to universal concerns like security, ease of use, and integration, you will be much more likely to see an increase in your home’s value.

Unsocial Social: Social Media Isn’t Social, It’s All About You

Because of the uproar the Facebook/Cambridge Analytics situation, governments around the globe are insisting on answers from Facebook on how they’re going to protect their citizens’ data from falling into the wrong hands and being misused/abused.

Olarm, the Smartest Peel & Stick Home Alarm System, Kicks off on Kickstarter

Using easy-to-install multi-functional sensors and a mobile app, this new system allows users to detect motion, smoke, temperature changes and more - through a free self-monitoring option or subscription based professional monitoring services.

9 Best Apps to Make Your Home Smarter

The market of smart home apps now is so big, that it became difficult to find the best option for you. I picked out 9 most useful and simple-to-use apps that will make your home smarter.

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miniDSP Ships WI-DG Wifi/Ethernet to USB Bridge

New 2.4GHz Router Supports Amazon Alexa; Pre-Configured for Plug & Play Discovery & Control Over IP Networks; Retrofit Favorite miniDSP Processor to be Remotely Controlled from miniDSP's Android/IoS App or Plugin Interface

Platinum Tools Features New Keystone Cat6A Jack at CEDIA & ISE Expos; Now Available

Shielded and Unshielded Tool-less Design Makes Terminations Fast & Easy; Made to Fit Industry Standard Wall Plates & Unloaded Patch Panels While Meeting Cat6A Channel Performance Up to 100m

Instant Peel-and-Stick High-Tech Security Alarm System Olarm Surpasses $146,000 on Kickstarter

New multifunctional, cost-effective security system more than quadruples its campaign goal, with limited number of early-bird discounts still available as crowdfunding enters final three days

iSmartAlarm Introduces the Spot+ Smart Home Security Camera to North America, with 1080p Full HD, On-The-Go Mode, and Free Cloud and Local Video Storage, for under $100

Spot+ has streaming video control with split screen real-time viewing, free cloud video recording and storage, onboard 24/7 continuous local video recording storage with remote playback, smart motion detection, time lapse clips, and smoke alarm and carbon monoxide siren sound recognition.

Introducing BoxLock, the World's First Smart Padlock that Ensures Safe and Secure Package Deliveries

Designed to keep deliveries safe, especially in the last-mile, BoxLock offers seamless security that is compatible with all major carriers that any customer can easily use

Security & Communication - Featured Product

Elk Products -c1m1 Dual-path Alarm Communicators With Remote Services

Elk Products -c1m1 Dual-path Alarm Communicators With Remote Services

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.

Security & Communication - Featured Company

IntraSonic Technology, Inc.

IntraSonic Technology, Inc.

Intrasonic Technology, headquarters in Dallas, TX, is a Manufacturer of Music Distribution and Intercom Systems, Digital Music Systems for Whole Home Audio Distribution, Front Door Security Cameras with Indoor Monitors, a full line of Speakers including Ceiling, In-Wall, Commercial Pendant Speakers, Outdoor Speakers and Bluetooth and Wired Volume Controls with associated accessories.