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Securing Your Home Automation: Here’s How to Avoid System Hacks

Hacking a home automation system is more common that we would like to think—and the results of a hack can severely affect your privacy and safety in the home. That’s why keeping your systems safe is an essential part of owning home automation products.

Wireless or Wired Network: Which is Right for Your Home?

Some homeowners believe that to turn their house into a "connected home," all they need is a wireless system. However, to accommodate the full range of today's connected devices, a connected home needs the advantages of wired and wireless connectivity.

Consumers are holding off on buying smart-home gadgets thanks to security and privacy fears

Caroline Cakebread for Business Insider: Consumers are uneasy about being watched, listened to, or tracked by devices they place in their homes, consulting firm Deloitte found in a new survey it released Wednesday.

Where Is Wi-Fi Heading?

The best for Wi-Fi is yet to come, but it is important to look at the broader context to understand the relevance and the timing of all its new varieties.

Kirio Powers The Smartest New Home In The World

Partners with buildSOUND to showcase a brand-new Seattle smart home powered by the Kirio Smart Home System.

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Lowe's is bringing 'smart home' centers to its stores just in time for the holidays

Lauren Thomas for CNBC: On Tuesday, the home improvement retailer unveiled plans to launch so-called stores within its stores, in a partnership with b8ta, to sell and educate shoppers on smart home products.

ASSA ABLOY Acquires August Home in the US

"August Home strengthens our residential smart door strategy with complementary smart locks, expansion into video doorbells and comprehensive solutions for home delivery,"

Wi-Fi Devices Vulnerable to KRACK Attacks: Your 10-Point Cheatsheet

Gadgets 360: Vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol used by nearly all modern Wi-Fi devices, leaves all Wi-Fi devices at risk of being snooped upon, a security researcher revealed on Monday.

Drones, Phones, And Automation: The Future Of Home Security

Simon Davies for Tech.Co: This indoor drone is just one of the latest developments in the smart home security world, which is increasingly blurring the lines between the real world and Hollywood Sci-Fi.

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Nortek Security & Control LLC and SecureNet Partner to Bring Additional Value to 2GIG® Rely DIY Security System Offering

Partnership Enhances Growing DIY Security Market

Protect America, Inc. Announces Integration of August Smart Lock Pro into Suite of Products

Home security pioneer is first to integrate August Smart Lock Pro into monitored home security system.

World's First Peep-Proof Smart Lock, PIN Genie, Secures 4th U.S. Utility PatentA

The PIN Genie Smart Lock, the first peep-proof and hidden camera-proof PIN pad that enables users to input their password without unwanted surveillance, this week announced they have secured their 4th U.S. patent, solidifying their ownership of the new smart lock industry.

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IntraSonic Technology, Inc.

IntraSonic Technology, Inc.

IntraSonic Technology, headquarted in Dallas, TX, manufactures full-featured, easy-to-use music distribution and intercom systems that offer great value for the price. Our diverse line of products Includes Music Distribution and Intercom Systems, Video Door Intercom Systems, Built-In Vacuum Systems, and a wide variety of ceiling, in-wall, or mini-cube audio speakers, and associated accessories.