Beyond Alarms: The Importance of the User Experience

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It’s widely understood that homeowners install alarm systems primarily for peace of mind. We’ve also discussed how today’s alarm systems can do much more than ever before, adding interactive services and remote control, even to the point of offering home automation features for added convenience. And in the best systems, those enhanced services are integrated…

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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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