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Smart Home Cyber Attacks Are A Reality

The smart home market is gaining tremendous ground because connected devices bring convenience. But malicious attackers can take advantage of IoT device vulnerabilities. As data further entrenches itself as the currency of business,…
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How to Prepare for the Changes Coming to Your Nest Account

At its most recent developer’s conference, Google announced that it would be rebranding its Nest lineup of products, ultimately resulting in some changes to its Works with Nest program. The program was initially put into place to help…
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Your Smart Home just got more secure with Alexa Guard

"Alexa, I'm leaving." "OK -- I'll be on guard." That's the gist of Alexa Guard, a new feature from Amazon that lets your Echo devices keep an ear out for trouble when you're away from home. If Alexa hears something after…
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12 home Automation Tips for the Holidays

While Thanksgiving is put to bed for another year, the holiday season proper is only just getting started. What better than the best home automation tips for gifts and holiday decorating? The run-up to Christmas is the ideal time to invite…
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Smart Lock Buying Guide

Looking to upgrade to a connected lock? Here's what you should know before you take the plunge. The thing that makes smart locks so popular among homeowners not because they look futuristic and cool, but rather for the simple fact that smart…
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3 Easy Home Security Upgrades for Older Adults

Outdated technology and unreliable hardware have made some traditional home security setups tough to live with, especially for older adults. Inconvenient wall-mounted control panels can be difficult to access in a hurry if you have limited…
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How to be a Smart Airbnb Host

Being an Airbnb host can be simply great fun and rewarding, or leave you in disgust with a 'never again' feeling. Very few hosts will feel worry-free without having at least some insight into their guests' stay. As a host, one thing you…