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Securing the IoT- Filled Connected Home Network

Peace of mind starts with feeling safe and secure, especially at home. Just ask your customers why they hired you to put in a security system.
With so many devices now being attached to the home network, it’s obvious one may begin to feel vulnerable.

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An Open Letter to Manufacturers

There’s a problem in our industry, even with all the cool technology advancements and amazing, fun stuff happening every day. It is sad to say, but new — and existing — products don’t always work well together and it’s an issue of interoperability.

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Collaborate To Deliver

We’ve all had them: trials and tribulations on project installations. The culprit is often poor communication or lack of communication.

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It’s All About the Data

“Big” is in, especially when it comes to archived information. Data is a hot commodity today, but this only works when the collected data is extensive, relevant to a situation, and effectively analyzed.

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Save Me Steve: Home Tech

You can turn your house into something that would make George Jetson envious with these new devices and smartphone apps. Consumer reporter Steve Noviello shares some of the neat advances.

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What Is a Smart Home?


A smart home is equipped with smart devices that are connected to your home network. Learn about the advantages of having a smart home.

Is Your Home Office Secure?


If you’re running your home office on the same network as the rest of your house, you may be vulnerable to cyber attacks. Learn how to minimize threats to your network.

The Technology March

Over the past 130 or so years there have been tremendous technological advancements. Just look at them all — from the telephone, light bulb, radio and television to the cell phone, flat screen display and streaming media — and they keep on coming.

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Serve the Fast Growing Market of Americans

There’s no denying it, the over 50 population is expanding rapidly, and the push is on for enjoyable, independent living. Smart home technologies offer numerous benefits for this growing market and your company can take advantage of this opportunity.

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Moving Music Outdoors Without New Wires

In today’s world, listening to music and awesome audio is a mainstay in nearly everyone’s lives. Consider the huge variety of headphones offered today and the affordable soundbars delivering the home theater experience with unbelievable sound. So many devices are fast becoming connected and part of the IoT, Internet of Things. Just look at the dramatic growth in digital content and streaming media.

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Leveraging Windows and Light

Just like the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz, when it comes to lighting control so many things out there can be intimidating. But don’t falter, it’s time to be brave and embrace the connected world of control.

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Get Your Company in the Door (Again)

There’s opportunity out there, and it’s just a doorknob away. Access control has gone main stream, it’s no longer just for commercial buildings and businesses. Personal protection and safety are getting more and more attention these days and people are looking for a way to monitor and manage entry to their home.

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9 Quick and Easy Tips to ‘Free’ Money

You’ve already installed numerous electronic systems for your customers, why not leverage those audio/visual (A/V), security and control networks? Here are some suggestions, in no particular order, that might ‘tickle your fancy,’ delight your customers and make you more money.

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Enjoying the Outdoors

Everyone is outdoors grilling, swimming, playing, relaxing and hanging out with family and friends. It’s time for you to be the “cool” dealer and provide them new technologies that will make them happy outside.

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Today’s Security: Detection, Protection and Much, Much More

The times, they are a changing. Gone are the days of simple security when sounding a horn warned people inside of possible intrusion by unwanted burglars, or unsafe environmental conditions and notification went out to a central station. This has been upgraded with advanced technology, integration and mobile apps.

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Everything Is Under Control

Planning and documentation are arguably your best, most effective methods to ensure projects meet performance and quality standards, run on time and within budget. Helen Heneveld explains.

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Living Digitally

The recent rapid adoption of new technologies is a great thing for this industry, writes Helen Heneveld from bedrock learning. but you need to know how to cash in on consumer demand.

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