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The demand for smart homes is surging, as homeowners continue to seek innovative ways to monitor their properties. According to statistics on ComfyLiving.net, there are about 175 million smart homes worldwide and 86% of millennials will spend more on connected homes. There are several factors driving the adoption of smart homes, such as advanced technologies, affordable costs, increased control over energy use, and home a

Knowledge is Power and getting to know everything you can about upgrading your home to a Smart House is, in our humble opinion, the very best way to get started.

If knowledge is the first step in upgrading the technology in your house, we wanted to round up the most information we could (and wanted to share it with all of you) so that we could decide on and implement a system that works best for us and our families… and that's when we called in some back-up.

All of the advances in technology have made for exciting possibilities to cultivate your own digital world, encompassing anything from your place of work to your bedroom. However, with all of these advances in technology comes a greatly elevated risk of breaches of digital security. Sometimes advanced technology comes out, available for the consumer before tech security companies have even been told what it is they need to be securing. It's crucial that people are aware of the fact that the more your world is dominated by technology the more you have to work at keeping that all secure.

Smart home devices are one of the most talked about technological entities these days. The internet of things is expanding at an exponential rate with the introduction of smart appliances, smart home devices, and other smart devices. With new technology comes new challenges and vulnerabilities. From hacking to privacy and security, the smart home poses a number of risks for consumers. This article will cover the challenges and risks of smart home systems and how to mitigate them.

DIY Home automation or smart homes are the waves of the future. By doing home automation tasks yourself, you can not only save money, but you also get to choose the features and devices that best suit your needs. Plus, with a little bit of know-how, you can probably do it yourself in just a few hours.

Most of us use our Google Homes, smartwatches, security cameras, and other handy gadgets on a daily basis. The Internet has undoubtedly made our lives ten times easier than before. However, the thing that makes these devices so convenient and easy to use is the same thing that makes them most vulnerable to malicious cyberattacks.

IP Camera Security

Surveillance camera market has been evolved drastically in recent years, and IP cameras are outplacing traditional CCTV (Closed Circuit TeleVision) cameras in both business and home markets. With easy wireless installation combined with mobile apps deliver cost-effective and remote surveillance solution to small business and homeowners. Traditional CCTV Cameras stored videos in local network through DVR/VMS/NVRs while the newer IP cameras generally store vidoes in the cloud making even easier to maintain.

A smart home is very similar to an everyday ordinary house. The main distinction between a smart home and a normal home is that ordinary mundane appliances, gadgets, and devices within the house (such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, etc) are replaced with a smart device version of it. These smart devices are capable of connecting to the internet and are used to help with everyday tasks. For example, a refrigerator which monitors if the food within it has reached its expiration date or a washing machine that remembers your washing settings and cycle. This grouping of smart items is commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT).

A smart home is a home connected through a network commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). This allows people to easily manage their appliances, thermostats, lightings and other smart IoT devices remotely using smart devices. The IoT functions by having devices similar to those in a normal everyday house except they carry some functionality to allow them to connect to a network for remote management. Some of the popular IoT devices include appliances, home security devices such as surveillance cameras, thermostats, smoke detectors to name a few, and more and more "things" will be available for smart home management.

What is Z-Wave?

With home & industrial automation slowly getting prominence across the globe, the efficiency of supporting infrastructure to perform as desired plays a significant role. Just like Zigbee, Z-Wave is one such protocol which supports communication between smart devices. Z-Wave relies on Radio Frequency (RF) for performing signaling and controlling operations.