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25 Must know home security tips for holidays

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During the holiday’s season, many people leave their homes and travel different places. This presents an excellent opportunity for burglars to have some ‘overtime’. With no one at home, they can steal as much as they can without the fear of being instantly caught. This is the reason why, all over the world, people spend a fortune to make their home secure, especially during holidays.

In this article, we will discuss in detail what can be done to make your home more secure. In addition to expert advice from police and firefighters, we will also look into necessary home security tips from different companies.
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2018 Predictions for IoT and Smart Home

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What is smart home?

The idea of a smart home aims to facilitate its owners with security, comfort, and convenience. With the help of an automated system, you can easily control all your devices by your smartphone. You might as well schedule on/off lights, shut off your curtains and monitor your home even if you are far away.

A smart home is defined as a house that has an interconnected system where most appliances are remotely controlled. Some of these appliances include light bulbs, thermostat, TVs, air conditioners and camera systems.

With the help of built-in monitoring systems, you can keep a check on your activities from all the connected devices with a smart home hub. After analyzing your daily routine, you can become aware of the habits that can be changed. This way, you can make necessary amendments in your life and save a lot of your time and money.

Recommendation read: Why You Need a Smart Home Hub
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10 Effective ways to prevent package theft on holidays

As the holidays approach, many families will have a big increase in the amount of packages delivered to their homes. Online shopping is a great convenience and time saver during the holiday season and taking advantage of online deals and easy, fast, home deliveries means better shopping and great gifts for family celebrations. However, with this increase in package deliveries, unfortunately comes an increase in package theft. In fact, 23 million Americans had a package stolen from their homes in 2015. 30% of Americans have experienced package theft.

To understand how brazen package thieves are, take a look at this compilation of the most extreme package thieves caught red-handed on tape(by TITANVORTEX):

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How big data analytics drive value into your smart home life?

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The groundbreaking phenomenon of the Internet of things (IoT) has changed the face of IT industry. With technological advancement, we all have experienced magnificent changes in our day to day routine. Even those things have seen massive insurgencies that were not even considered to be handled in a technological way. I am specifically talking about the innovation in smart home technology.
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10 smart home devices should be on your 2018 wishlist

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For years many IT professionals looked for ways to transform the idea of home automation into a reality. This concept witnessed an uprise in late 1998s and finally rose to popularity in the early 2000s. With the rapid changes in technology, smart homes became a more affordable option. Till this date, the smart home technology is witnessing magnificent conversions with the passage of time.
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Why You Need a Smart Home Hub?

Are you wondering why you need a smart home hub? With the advancement in technology, the smart devices have gained popularity rapidly. The increased usage of smart devices is because of their ability to be controlled remotely. The increase in the existence of the smart technology demanded a system to connect all the devices. This is why the smart hub was invented. It is a new technology that is changing and growing; hence, its use will expand. In this article, we have highlighted why you need to have a smart home hub. Before we move towards the reasons for having a smart home, you should know what it is.

 

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How Hackable is Your Smart Home?

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Internet of things (IoT) gadgets have become the latest trend. Majority of homeowners are following this trend and relying on these gadgets for improved home security and their convenience. However, there are numerous smart gadgets that are quite vulnerable to cyber intrusion. Recently, there has been an investigation that showed that hackers can easily have access to your home network.

In this article, we will step by step explain how hackable is your smart home and some of the ways you can prevent cyber intrusion.
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Smart Home 101: How to Build Your Own Intelligent Home

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We all look for ways through which we can make our lives smarter and installing latest technologies is one way to do it. Now there are tons of devices available on the market that let you control everything from your lightning to front door locks, switches and climate control with your Smartphone.

This emerging concept is the use of latest technology to control different functions at our home; it is known as Smart home technology. This technology enables you to handle most of the functions of your home with the help of your smartphone, which has become an essential part of your life.
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How much do you know about Sleep Mode in security cameras?

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Have you installed security cameras in your home as an added protection against possible intrusion from burglars and thieves? Are you already aware or have sufficient knowledge about the various features of your cameras to use them efficiently and effectively? The majority of surveillance camera models nowadays are designed by their manufacturers with features to make them more efficient and more responsive to the needs of their users. Among such features are night vision capability, live streaming, motion detection, cloud recording, and sleep mode.

In this article, we focus our discussion on the sleep mode feature of security cameras, as well as other features that consumers should look for when purchasing their surveillance cameras.
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