The past few articles have been revolved around home security systems and home monitoring. There were tutorials showing how to make smoke alarms and fire alarm systems to alert you to get to safety. There were also tutorials on how to make security cameras to monitor intruders and other dangers around your home. While this article does not teach you how to protect against things burning or trespassers, it does help you decide what you
Surveillance video is one of the most important parts of the smart home monitoring system, allowing us to picture what really happened in the situation. Luckily there are many types of security cameras that can monitor your smart home. There are closed-circuit television (CCTV) ones that are internet independent and internet protocol (IP) ones that are internet dependent. Companies make these devices that you can buy from large retailers, but you can also find many
Previously, we talked about DIY smart home security systems, but in this article, we will focus on fire-safety devices and fire alarm systems. These devices are crucial for early fire detection and could mean the difference between life and death. With alarms scattered around your home, you can be warned of fires and hazardous gases before they get out of control. They can also help firefighters find the source of the fire alarms were placed
Home security and monitoring systems have helped us feel more confident about leaving our homes unattended for long periods of time. Third party monitors notify us if something unusual has occurred on our property, or we can just see it through our mobile devices using the camera systems inside our homes. But is this feeling of safety worth the price of these security systems? ADT Home Security charges $35.99 / month for their security services and Google’s NEST products can range from $169 to $499 .
How are businesses adapting to new tech? The Internet of Things is a catchall term to describe how devices all around us are manufactured with sensors and communicative capabilities which collect data and provide analytics to help businesses improve operations and lower costs. A study by Longview IoT found that companies are optimistic but lack certainty on how to implement IoT solutions. Confusion centers on what hardware to use, which company objectives to focus on,