security

Introducing Honeywell New Smart Home Security System

  • Posted on: 6 November 2017
  • By: chw staff

Honeywell is launching a new home security solution through Indiegogo's Enterprise Crowdfunding service.  According to Honeywell, the system is a camera base station with an integrated 1080p HD camera and 145-degree viewing that will incorporate facial recognition with push notifications.  The camera base station is completely integrated with the Alexa Voice Service, which will allow the system to recognise voice commands. The smart home security system features indoor and outdoor sensors and motion viewers that can alert you if your doors or windows are opened. The camera base station and additional devices can be adjusted using a schedule, location-based geofencing, or customizable event and scene triggers.

Stay Connected with Logitech Circle 2 and Apple HomeKit

  • Posted on: 17 September 2017
  • By: chw staff

Stay connected while you're away from home by receiving rich notifications on your iPhone or iPad lock screen or Apple Watch from your Logitech Circle 2.  The company has announced that Circle 2 Wired home security cameras and mounts now work with Apple HomeKit. Simply set up your Circle 2 Wired camera with the Apple Home app and enjoy access to live video on your iPhone and iPad, notifications to your lock screen on iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.  You can automate your home such as turning on the lights automatically when motion is detected by the camera.

ARRIS New SurfBoard Cable Modem with McAfee

  • Posted on: 27 August 2017
  • By: Roy Evans

All smart home appliances we buy today offers some from the connectivity whether to the internet or another device in our home; because of this some see it as an opportunity to hack into our home.  We therefore, need a better way of securing our connected home appliance, from viruses, malware or any other nasties that might try to cause us problem.  The new ARRIS home gateway is one of the new forms of home security solution that try to protect your home internet's first point of entry - the gateway.

Home Security Systems at the Forefront of Smart Home Growth

  • Posted on: 19 July 2017
  • By: chw staff

The global smart home M2M market is expected to expand at a rate of 13.3% CAGR between 2017 and 2025 to reach a value of US$16.316 million by 2025 from US$5.421 million in 2016, according to a report by Transparency Market Research.  The report pointed out that the global smart home M2M market remains fragmented.   The market is comprised of many large vendors operating in various industry verticals such as: platform providers, telecommunications operators, chip providers, device manufacturers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Stiff competition characterizes the market.

TP-Link Rolls out HomeCare Network Security Solution, With Parental Controls

  • Posted on: 19 July 2017
  • By: chw staff

In Partnership with Trend Micro, TP-Link has released a new home networking and cyber security solution, called HomeCare. Designed for the modern home; HomeCare has Trend Micro built-in antivirus control, which is designed to keep your wireless network and connected devices, safe and secure, while maintaining top internet speeds. With strong parental controls, HomeCare provide additional insights, ensuring the entire family can safely enjoy surfing the internet.

F-Secure Provides a Smarter Way to Protect all Smart Home Appliances

  • Posted on: 20 March 2016
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Traditional security protection for computing devices in our home is no longer enough.  This is because we no longer want only our laptop and desktop computer protected, we now need to protect Baby Monitor, Microwave, Television and all the other smart devices in our home.  Traditional malware and virus protection software doesn’t work on these devices and this is where F-Secure Sense comes to the rescue.

VTech launched Home Phone with Integrated Security Sensors

  • Posted on: 22 October 2015
  • By: Roy Evans

VTech is making easier for any home to have an advanced security system. They have launched the world’s first home phone with security monitoring integrated, in Australia. The VTech VS150 works as a base station to a number of sensors located around the home, if triggered the phone will call the homeowner or any designated number to alert them of the incident.

Time Warner Cable IntelligentHome Now Offering 24/7 Video Playback

  • Posted on: 22 October 2015
  • By: chw staff

Time Warner Cable (TWC) is now offering an enhanced monitoring option for its security and smart home management service, IntelligentHome. This new capability enables customers to capture and playback continuously recorded video from their IntelligentHome security cameras. Known as 24/7 Playback, the feature lets customers go back in time and see what happened while they were away from home at work, or even on a week-long vacation.

Worldwide Security Devices for Connected Home Set to more than Double by 2021

  • Posted on: 18 October 2015
  • By: chw staff

Security devices and solutions are expected to more than double over the next six years are according to study by WinterGreen Research.  The continuation of 2014 trends, combined with low market awareness of the value of home automation, will force many connected home vendors to pivot and offer more than simple apps for device monitoring and control.

FBI Published Recommendations on IoT Security

  • Posted on: 23 September 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Earlier this month the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a warning about the risks of having our connected devices being hacked. They have also made some suggestions on how we can protect our privacy, home and business from hackers. Google also recently released one of these recommendations on how to secure our home wireless network. The FBI suggested nine things we can do, which I think are easy for anyone to do.

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