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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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