Author: yakima

How Secure Are Wireless Security Devices

January 12, 2019

Ironically, potentially the least secure portion of an integrated security and smart home system is not the smart home portion of the system, but rather the security portion. According to Mike Hackett, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Qolsys, some of the proprietary protocols that manufacturers use between wireless sensors and the control […]

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The Best Home Security Cameras and Systems

December 12, 2018

“Love this camera! I actually bought it so I can keep my eye on my dog while I’m away at lunch for work, and it’s awesome. It’s super easy to set up and has really neat features on it like motion detection and sound detection, so if for some reason the dog (or baby) cries, […]

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Smart Home Cyber Security

October 12, 2018

Smart home devices such as smart door locks or smart thermostats may use Z-Wave, Zigbee or Wi-Fi wireless communications. Ross Werner, chief architect for San Jose, Calif.-based security and smart home equipment manufacturer Qolsys Inc., explains the cyber security protections provided by each of these protocols. “Z-Wave devices fall into two categories: secure (access devices […]

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A Locksmith to Re key Your House

September 12, 2018

A properly locked door is your first line of defense against intruders. Of course, that defense is not very reliable if you’re not sure who has keys to those locks. If a new hole is needed, lock sets come with a template that folds over the edge of the door and locates the hole center. […]

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Changing the locks on the Family Home

August 12, 2018

Can I lock my spouse out of the house? This is a common question often raised by clients in the initial stages of separation. It is important for clients to understand what they can and can’t do before they decide to take steps that they may later regret. There are actually very few circumstances where […]

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Best Smart Locks for Your Home

July 12, 2018

All these deadbolt replacements are suitable for houses, but what if you’re an apartment-dweller? You could put one on your front door, but with a buzzer-controlled outer door, you lose one of a smart lock’s favorite functions: letting people in when you’re not home. To solve this problem, French company called Ikilock (yes, pronounced “icky-lock”) is taking […]

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Smart Wireless Home Alarm

April 12, 2018

The evohome Security Wireless Hub is the heart of the system. Installation is incredibly simple: just logon to a dedicated web address to configure the system to your customer’s exact specifications. Every accessory is wireless, and connects automatically to the hub using the trusted 868MHz wireless range. This robust technology is designed to resist interference […]

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Using a Home Alarm System

March 12, 2018

A home alarm system is a way to help protect your home while you’re away, when you’re sleeping, or during times when you’re preoccupied with household responsibilities and might not be aware of intruders. Most systems are easy to learn and operate. Even though there are strong safety advantages, alarm systems might be troublesome for […]

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The Best Home Security Systems

January 12, 2018

There was once a time when home security meant shelling out thousands of dollars for high-end cameras, motion sensors, and professional set up. These days, however, home security systems are both smarter, and more affordable, plus, you can set them up all by yourself — no expert installation needed. Of course, there are quite a […]

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