Intel and McAfee Move Into Smart Grid Security with Critical Infrastructure Protection

  • Posted on: 7 March 2015
  • By: chw staff

intel-mcafeeIntel Security a division of Intel has launched new security solution for the smart grid sector, called Intel Security Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP). Intel said CIP is the result of extensive industry surveys among smart grids executives and a joint development in collaboration with the Department of Energy, Texas, Wind River and Texas Tech University. The solution works to protect today's smart grids from cyber and other IT related attacks and offers the added benefit of being able to work with legacy and new smart grid infrastructure.

Let ColorWare Pimp Your OKIDOKEYS Smart-Lock

  • Posted on: 12 January 2015
  • By: chw staff

OKIDOKEYS has teamed up with ColorWare, a company specializing in customizing high-end electronics to allow its customers to pimp their locks. The partnership allows ColorWare to sell OKIDOKEYS Smart-Lock directly from their site, allowing OKIDOKEYS' customers to buy devices in their chosen color from a palette of 56 fashion colors or they can send in the Smart-Lock they already own.

See HoneyWell Lyric Smart Devices At CES 2015

  • Posted on: 6 January 2015
  • By: chw staff

Honeywell is showcasing the latest additions to its Lyric family of products at CES 2015. Its professional-grade home security system can help you stay in control of your home comfort and security whether you are at home or away. Honeywell Lyric range features awareness cameras, motion, smoke and intruder detectors; the Lyric home security will also integrate with a range of home automation products, such as connected thermostats, lighting, shade and lock controls.

12 Million Home Routers Suspected of Misfortune Cookie Vulnerability

  • Posted on: 26 December 2014
  • By: chw staff

Check Point Software Technologies researchers have uncovered a vulnerability in millions of Small office/home office (SOHO) routers which they said has been around since 2002.  The Vulnerability Research Group detected approximately 12 million devices in 189 countries and said the vulnerability exists on many different models and makes from different manufactures, making this one of the most widespread vulnerabilities revealed in recent years.

Samsung Sees Future In The Connected Home

  • Posted on: 9 September 2014
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Samsung has connected all the dots and has laid a foundation for a future in the connected home.  Through its recent acquisition of SmartThings, they now have a platform to connect all their smart devices. They now have a connected home portfolio with touches every aspect of our daily lives. On the run up to IFA 2014 Samsung shared with us their plans for the future connected home and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Entropic Uses Cryptography Research To Protect Set-top Box and OTT Content

  • Posted on: 7 September 2014
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

To offer better quality content to households, content creators and distributors need to know that it is going to the intended person in a secure way.  Therefore, service providers need to convince content distributors that they have the very best conditional access or Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems in place to protect the content from unlicensed distribution. That is why Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) like Entropic is collaborating with Cryptography Research to provide security for content from the hardware level.

Get Enterprise Network Security at Domestic Price With iGuardian

  • Posted on: 19 August 2014
  • By: chw staff

Better home network security has become paramount for the modern home, recent news reports have attested to this. The off-the-shelf network security products have let us down and yes I know many of us hasn’t done anything to help ourselves either; by not setting up basic security.  The thing is, we need better home network security systems but unlike businesses, we are unable to justify an enterprise solution for a few home appliances.

ADT Pulse Now Offers Voice Control

  • Posted on: 2 July 2014
  • By: chw staff

Using your iOS or Android based smartphone or tablet you can now use your voice to arm and disarm your Pulse security panel, control your home's lighting, adjust thermostats, lock and unlock doors, and check the overall status of your home, thanks to an new App from ADT called ‘ADT Pulse Voice’.

Schlage Locks Now Work with

  • Posted on: 14 May 2014
  • By: chw staff

Schlage connected locks can now connect with connected home system. The integration of both solutions increases the flexibility and convenience of managing customers’ home security. Schlage is offering the BE469 Touchscreen Deadbolt, which can connect to a Z-Wave wireless network can be access and monitor form anywhere. With up to 30 user codes everyone can have their own.

MyLiveGuard Now Supports Android Base Devices

  • Posted on: 16 April 2014
  • By: chw staff

Home automation company MyLiveGuard, has extends its home automation and security solution to include Android base devices.  Now, owners of these devices such as Android televisions can include them in the list of manage devices. With an Android TV device and MyLiveGuard a homeowner is able to use a smartphone to remotely view the activities in his/her home from anywhere in the world, provided there is an internet connection.