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How to Choose a Video Surveillance System

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.01.2014 | 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. Wh...

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 | Huffpost Code
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) -...

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.