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Comcast hopes to 'disrupt the home security market' with Xfinity Home
Comcast hopes to 'disrupt the home security market' with Xfinity Home
Comcast is hoping to redefine the way consumers think about home security through its smart home platform, Xfinity Home.
Bridging the generation gap in security
Bridging the generation gap in security
One of the most important but seldom discussed aspects of any security program is the people an organization employs to watch over its most valuable assets. Installing the latest and greatest technology or rigidly adhering to industry best practices me...
Small businesses worry about adjusting for overtime rules
Small businesses worry about adjusting for overtime rules
With a broad new class of workers becoming eligible for overtime, many small businesses are scrambling to figure out how to factor the regulations into their bottom line.
Cameras might replace guards on suicide watch along California rail corridor
Cameras might replace guards on suicide watch along California rail corridor
The city of Palo Alto, California, will soon test a camera intrusion detection system along Caltrain tracks as a means of suicide prevention.
Apple's smart-home platform now supports security cameras
Apple's smart-home platform now supports security cameras
Apple announced HomeKit support for security cameras at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday with the $199 August Doorbell Cam and $199 Kuna Light Fixture listed as the first compatible products. Up until this point, the platfor...
Tools make it possible, but people make it happen
Tools make it possible, but people make it happen
If there has been one significant change in the area of marketing and engagement, it is the almost complete ubiquity of "programs." Some of them have names everyone knows like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Others have names like Salesforce, ...
Is your school ready for the security ramifications of Education 3.0?
Is your school ready for the security ramifications of Education 3.0?
Remember when "technology-enabled education" meant a weekly class trip to the computer lab? Those days are long gone.
Home security system capabilities to evolve with the IoT
Home security system capabilities to evolve with the IoT
When consumers install an alarm in their homes, they’re thinking about preventing a break-in, not disarming an intrusion alarm from a thousand miles away. But the Internet of Things promises to unsettle the notion of a traditional home security s...
Comparison between wired and wireless home security
Comparison between wired and wireless home security
As common as getting a new house, a new car or a new pet, it is just as regular now for people to own a security system for their beloved abode. Security systems does a lot to alert the owners of any kind of breach or trespassing into their areas, but ...
The smart way to use promotional items to build client relationships
The smart way to use promotional items to build client relationships
According to author Susan Solovic: A friend of a friend gave his wife a vacuum cleaner for Christmas. Relating this story to me, my friend wondered out loud how it was possible that his buddy was still alive.
3 lessons your business can learn from Pokemon Go's success
3 lessons your business can learn from Pokemon Go's success
Of all the world's companies that produce, develop or market video games or video game consoles, none is more iconic than Nintendo. But the company of Mario, Zelda, Super Nintendo and the Game Boy is not the behemoth it once was — despite still p...
New home security system is sleek, smart, and balances your privacy
New home security system is sleek, smart, and balances your privacy
The home security market is largely dominated by US companies like NEST and Canary. Berlin-based BuddyGuard hopes to break up the monotony with some German engineering and design.
5 secret truths of social media marketing you must know
5 secret truths of social media marketing you must know
Each minute, 350,000 tweets are sent out. With the stiff competition out there, you require equally potent strategies to ensure that your business is seen, heard and your product or service bought. But social media isn't cheap. It requires a sizable in...
Hackers 3-D print 'restricted' keys using publicly-available patents
Hackers 3-D print 'restricted' keys using publicly-available patents
The problem of 3-D printed keys first came to public attention nearly one year ago, when leaked images of TSA master luggage keys allowed an individual to 3-D print working replicas using only a commercially available 3-D printer.
Your next apartment could come with a 'smart lock' installed
Your next apartment could come with a 'smart lock' installed
We're used to buying smart home devices for our own personal use, but this new kind of smart lock won't be available to individual consumers.
3 lessons Prince taught us about rocking originality
3 lessons Prince taught us about rocking originality
Whether you were riding around in your little red corvette, dancing around in your diamonds and pearls, or waiting for a kiss, the shocking news of Prince's death probably stopped you in your tracks. His ability to produce sounds of rock, pop and funk ...
Robotic technology set to make inroads in security
Robotic technology set to make inroads in security
The idea may seem far-fetched to many, but robotics are slowly starting to make their way into physical security. Companies have only begun to scratch the surface of what could be the next game-changing technology for the industry, however, the potenti...
Is there still time for 2016 to be the year of the smart home? Maybe
Is there still time for 2016 to be the year of the smart home? Maybe
When it comes to predicting when the smart home will become a mainstream phenomenon, we've repeatedly missed the mark. Some of us have enjoyed the benefits — and dealt with the few headaches — of living in smart homes for years. And since t...
Smart home security cam comes with facial recognition
Smart home security cam comes with facial recognition
Home security has unfortunately become a necessity. Gone are the days where you could leave your front door unlocked and never worry about criminal activity. Now, we have fully monitored alarm systems, dead bolts, window locks, and outside motion sensors.
Throwing open the doors to the CNET smart home
Throwing open the doors to the CNET smart home
What would you do with a sprawling, 5,800 square-foot house in Louisville? If you're CNET, you fill the place with the best, most interesting smart-home tech. Since August 2015, we've done just that — exploring the state of connected-home tech by...
Is artificial intelligence the next frontier in security technology?
Is artificial intelligence the next frontier in security technology?
It sounds like the stuff of science-fiction; computer-based systems that can learn behavior pattern and make predictions about future incidents in both the physical and virtual world. After all, just mentioning the term "artificial intelligence" typica...
Smart phone opens smart lock developed at historic byte store site
Smart phone opens smart lock developed at historic byte store site
According to author Angela Hey: My new car starts when I push a button. If the car key is with me, I can get into my car, drive and lock it. The car stereo plays podcasts, playlists or albums from my untouched iPhone, connected by wirelessly with Bluet...
10 smart security steps to keep seniors safe
10 smart security steps to keep seniors safe
From identity theft to home burglary, it's an unfortunate fact that senior citizens are often a target for criminals. By taking simple security measures while at home and out traveling, one can dramatically reduce the likelihood they or a loved one is ...
This door automatically locks whenever you open an incognito window
This door automatically locks whenever you open an incognito window
There's not many things you need to use an incognito browser window for, and let's just say you probably don't want anyone to walk in while you're doing them. You could manually lock the door yourself, but that's pretty 2007. Instead, how about a door ...
Keep your home secure while you're away on vacation
Keep your home secure while you're away on vacation
Making your home appear to look occupied may not be as impossible as you thought.
Effective risk facilitation: Handling difficult people
Effective risk facilitation: Handling difficult people
In addition to being able to flex their facilitation style to meet the varying challenges of the risk workshop and different risk identification techniques, risk facilitators need to handle the people who participate in the workshop. Unfortunately, it ...
Does a 5-hour workday actually make sense?
Does a 5-hour workday actually make sense?
American entrepreneur and philosopher Jim Rohn once said, "Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." Now, another American entrepreneur is taking that approach to heart. Last summer, Stephan Aarstol, the C...