So you’re on the train headed to work when you receive an alert from your home security system. You pop onto the app and check out the situation via a connected surveillance camera. It appears as if it was a false alarm, and you relax knowing that all is well on the homefront. If the […]Get the Guide
Leviton Intercom System Supports Communication Through Touchscreens
Users can talk with visitors and each other from interactive touchscreens.
Designed for single family or single-business properties, the newly announced Intercom Door Station from Leviton augments the functionality of its Omni Security and Automation systems. Leviton says the product employs the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) platform, as well as Power over Ethernet(PoE), and it provides a capacitive touch interface that can be placed at front […]Get the Guide
Yale Real Living Replaces Keys with Assure Bluetooth Smart Lock
The new smart lock works with Android and iOS phones, as well as the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch.
Still have bulky keys weighing down your pocket, purse or backpack? Yale Real Living wants to lighten up your daily load by smartening up your front door. The company just announced plans to start selling the Yale Real Living Assure Smart Lock. This latest smart lock can replace keys with Bluetooth and your favorite portable. […]Get the Guide
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Smart Home Trends: Aging in Place
As our population ages, so does the number of at-home, unpaid caregivers. According to a 2010 report*, the aging population (65+) in the U.S. will more than double between the years 2000 and 2030, increasing to 71.5 million. It’s no wonder that in 2012, 65.7 million caregivers made up 29 percent of the U.S. adult […]Get the Guide
6 Ways to Maximize Your Home’s Lights
Table lamps, wall sconces, and recessed ceiling fixtures—they all do one thing really well: illuminate your home so you can see what you’re doing. By tying these lights to a control system (see below), operating them becomes more convenient, efficient, and useful—not to mention increasingly multi-faceted. In addition to simply brightening the dark spaces of […]Get the Guide
Cujo Attacks Smart Home Malware, Viruses and More
This security device can safeguard all of your smart home systems for $49.
So many of today’s smart home systems are connected to the web. This is a wonderful thing, but you may often worry about what’s safeguarding that equipment from getting hacked. That thing could be Cujo. This Cujo isn’t a Stephen King creation; it’s a small device that promises to protect smart home systems from malware, […]Get the Guide
How to Control the Elk M1 from an Apple Watch
The eKeypad Alarm Apple Watch app makes accessing security easy.
Recently, we gave you “10 Smart Home Apps That Make You Want the Apple Watch.” Well, just in case you were looking for an 11th option, there’s eKeypad Alarm. This new Apple Watch app works specifically with Elk M1 Gold, Elk EZ8 and Ness M1 alarm systems. Made by eKeypad Mobile Solutions, the eKeypad Alarm […]Get the Guide
Home Automation Roundup
Your smart home starts with a good list of home automation options
One of the biggest challenges of adding technology to a home is finding and comparing the many options available. You can scour the Internet for hours and still leave scratching your head. While the selection of home automation systems may not be as immense as stereo speakers or smart TVs, it’s still impressive … and […]Get the Guide
Expert Commentary: Deciphering the Internet of Things
The IoT, or Internet of Things, has exploded upon the everyday consumer, in a variety of products and forms. It’s a confusing, chaotic time, so how can you determine which IoT products are best for you and your home? How do you live today? Creating a connected home is easier today than ever, thanks to […]Get the Guide