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Philips Hue Announces New Motion Detectors and Upgraded Lights

Dan Watson | Posted 08.29.2016 | Technology
Dan Watson

Philips Hue has a new product announcement to make life even easier for us. The new Motion Sensor is fully wireless and can go anywhere around your ho...

4 Tips For Home Automation Newbies

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 08.02.2016 | Technology
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

If you want to get started with home automation, but have no idea where to start, remember to figure out your needs, start small, and do your research, and you'll be on your way to a smarter home in no time.

Is It Safe To Be Smart? The Security In Home Automation

Harold Stark | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

We all like to think of our homes as a safe haven. The place where we go to after an exhausting day at work, where we lay our kids down to sleep at ni...

Smart Technologies for Your Home

Staci Giordullo | Posted 05.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Staci Giordullo

No need to be nervous about home automation. You can incorporate smart house technology a little bit at a time. If you're not, shall we say, tech sma...

System Provides Home Security and Automation

Larry Magid | Posted 04.04.2017 | Technology
Larry Magid

Over the past three decades I've experimented with do-it-yourself home automation systems to control lights and appliances.

Simple Home Automation Solutions With Design in Mind

Sarah Pike | Posted 01.26.2017 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Pike

If you're still manually turning your lights on and off, 2016 should be the year you finally dare to embrace home automation. Smart home solutions can help you streamline your life to be more efficient and productive.

7 Ways Technology is Changing Home Security

Janet Miller | Posted 10.19.2016 | Technology
Janet Miller

Technology has radically changed the way we protect our homes. What was previously only possible in Sci-Fi movies is now gradually becoming reality. The digital revolution has made its way into our homes.

Speaker Lightbulbs Latest Offering in Home Automation Trend

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 08.03.2016 | Technology
Ashley Wren Collins

Home automation, once the wave of the future, is becoming more and more mainstream as tech giants like Google, Amazon and Samsung jump on the bandwagon in product development.

How to Choose a Video Surveillance System

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Before purchasing a video surveillance system, figure out exactly why you need this technology and where you'd like to have the cameras mounted.

Korner: Home Security, For the Defenseless

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Guess what - home security is hot! Google bought Nest to kick off the frenzy, and now investment dollars are flowing freely. For example: Korner's Ind...

15 tips to Spring Clean Your Digital Security

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

As a security analyst for both off-line and online activity, which is personal protection and information security, I’m constantly analyzing my own ...

Privacy Is More Than Locking Your Doors

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.22.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

There are 10 distinct meanings of privacy.

DIY Home Security Automation is easy

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.01.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Take home security seriously—before the break-in. If you’re up for a great DIY project, get going with home security. Reinforce doors. What you s...

Do You Trust Internet-Connected Appliances Enough To Let Them Run Your Home?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The idea that household appliances need Internet-connected capabilities has always seemed over the top. The products are finally becoming practical. However, before these technologies become mainstream the industry will need to address a major issue: Can they convince consumers that these devices are secure and non-invasive?

5 Trends To Watch at CES 2014

Andrea Smith | Posted 03.06.2014 | Technology
Andrea Smith

It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's wonderful not just because of the holidays and the snow and family gatherings, but it's also the lead-in to the annual International CES. That's where manufacturers from all over the world descend to show off the latest and greatest consumer technology products we'll be seeing in 2014.

How to Automate Your Home

Michael Renz | Posted 02.18.2014 | Home
Michael Renz

First: build a server that is capable of virtualization -XenServer works well.

Kwikset Kevo Review

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Surprise - your door lock just learned Bluetooth! Or, at least, it did if it's the Kwikset Kevo (satin nickel, Venetian bronze, polished brass) - a mo...

Do We Really Need Home Automation, Energy and Security to Enjoy Life and Peace on Earth?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business
Sreedhar Pillai

Going by the rate at which the customer base of Utah-based home security upstart Vivint home security is growing, which has reportedly reached more 7...

The Home Automation Revelation

Doug Olenick | Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology
Doug Olenick

I am a bit of a weather geek. So when the folks at Netatmo offered to let me check out their latest Urban Weather Station, I took them up on the opportunity to try it and in the process I discovered an entirely new use for the device.