Home Automation Based on Home Security, for True Peace of Mind

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With all the excitement around the burgeoning field of home automation, it’s perhaps easy to overlook an important aspect of what people really care about in the home. A number of surveys taken over the past year indicate strong consumer sentiment about what underlies the current explosion in systems for the home: peace of mind,…

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What Do We Mean By “Wireless?”

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One of the most confusing words in the arena of electronic home security is the term “wireless.” And that’s because “wireless” has two primary meanings, relative to the protection of your home: The communication path between the sensors and the control unit (or “control panel”) in your home may be based on a short-range radio…

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Home Automation is Better When It’s Integrated

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The tech world has been talking about the truly smart home for years, anticipating a time when we could control almost everything in the home with a single interface, even when we weren’t there. And we’ve actually moved a long way in that direction. But this profusion in smart home technology brings multiple problems to…

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How Companies Sell Alarm Systems

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As alarm system technology expands to increase your safety and convenience, more companies – and types of companies – are competing for your business. It’s an interesting time for the traditional alarm providers, some of whom have yet to realize the benefits of adding interactive features, video, and smart home automation to basic services like…

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