Customers of the Vivint home automation solution can now install more secondary panel (up to four). Vivint said they have release the panels so that customer can have increased access to their system’s functions through these secondary panels. The touch-screen panels can be placed strategically throughout the home, giving customers additional points of access.
Kaspersky has release version 2 of its Kaspersky PURE Total Security solution. The new version has been give a new look along with enhance features to keep you secure has you use your computer. Kaspersky PURE is design to give users the peace of mind when using their home computer whether sharing media files or browsing the web. It is packed with a host of parental control features to protect your and your family online, such as the the ability to proactively prevent valuable household information from being shared online.
Comcast has launched a home monitoring and automation service for its Vermont customers. Called the “Xfinity Home”, the service offers a range of security and energy management solutions, such as the ability to manage your thermostats remotely. In addition to asking your neighbour to keep an eye on your home while you are away, you can keep an eye on it as well. Xfinity Home offers live video stream from your in home wireless cameras.
Vivint has combined its home automation system with Kwitset SmartCode Signature Series locks to offer homeowners an enhanced home security solution. Homes with Vivint’s Home Connect can now integrate Kwikset’s Home Connect enabled locks to add automated security to their home automation platform.
In the future our home will be accessible electronically from anywhere; provided there is internet connection. To go a bit further the model for future home electrical devices and components is they should be communicable, even the light bulb we use. The idea behind the” internet of things” is that every one of these components and devices will have an IP address or addressable, thus the demand for IPv6. This intercommunication is not a question of if because these technologies are already available.
In a new report announced by Pike Research, Industrial Defender tops the Leaders quadrant for Smart Grid cyber security, scoring highest on both strategy and execution in this rapidly growing market. The Pike Pulse Report: Smart Grid Cyber Security Threat Management evaluates 15 of the leading cyber security threat management vendors in the smart grid market and rates them on 12 criteria for strategy and execution, including vision, go-to-market strategy, partnerships, product strategy and roadmap, technical innovation, geographic reach, market share, sales and marketing,
Lorex Technology has announced the latest innovation in their line of plug & play home video monitoring solutions. The Lorex Live Connect (LW2031) is the first in its series that features an easy-to-use portable home monitor with remote viewing over the Internet using Skype. Live Connect is the first of its kind to carry the Plugged Into Skype designation.
IBM today announced that it has been selected by UIL Holdings Corporation, a Connecticut-based electric and natural gas delivery company, to help secure its smart meters and Advanced Metering Infrastructure from vulnerabilities and security attacks.
After a successful collaboration with Verizon to implement a home monitoring and control service, Motorola said they are teaming up with Honeywell security to offer a connected home security solution to service providers. Motorola is inviting cable and telecom service providers to top into this new revenue stream; by allowing customer more than the usual telephone, broadband and television service.