Security systems can come in the form of professionally-installed and monitored alarm systems or Do-It-Yourself systems with wireless security cameras and motion sensors. Often security systems are combined with smart home automation systems to provide an easy and seamless experience. Affordable security systems make it easy for anyone to protect their home and family.

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How Secure is Your Smart Home System?

EH Staff
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Smart home automation and home security systems are supposed to keep our homes and families safer, right? Every day we recommend the use of sensors, wireless security cameras, Wi-Fi thermostats, smart door locks and more to make our lives safer and more convenient. What happens when the very technology we bring into our homes to

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Kevo Smart Locks Add Bridge for Zigbee, Z-Wave Home Automation

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Kwikset’s Kevo Bluetooth (BLE) smart locks for doors can finally integrate with home automation systems thanks to a new Home Connect Bridge that translates ZigBee and Z-Wave commands into Bluetooth for controlling the lock.

When Kwikset introduced arguably the first Bluetooth door lock a few years ago, it didn’t do all that much. It didn’t connect

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Smart Garage Door Openers for Home Security

Grant Clauser
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The humble garage door has been the smartest device on the block for decades. Why? Garage-door openers of course. Yes, the boring old motorized garage door is probably the first smart home gadget you ever owned. Ok, well, it’s not all that smart. All it does is open and close a door, but it’s pretty

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Smart Sensors Make a Smart Home

EH Staff
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We’ve written before that sensors should be an integral part of the planning when setting up a new home automation system or home security system. There are a wide variety of smart home sensors designed to detect and report on various conditions and events in a home, and with the right programming, they can be

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