Top 3 Ways DIY Security Might Put Your Home at Risk

A home security professional says DIY security systems may actually be putting your family at risk. The stunning growth of “smart home” security systems at big box retailers has made it easier than ever for anyone to install cameras, alarms, and the like. Many electronics manufacturers now offer security products with Do It Yourself (DIY)…

Smart Locks and Keyless Locks Are Opening Doors to the Smart Home

Six new keyless entry smart locks for your home’s security. With home security as the most powerful driver in the adoption of smart home systems, it’s no wonder that the world of smart locks is growing. First off, of course, is the question—what is a smart lock? A smart lock isn’t just a keyless door lock.…

Top Tips for Speakers

Top Tips for In-wall or In-ceiling Speakers One of the biggest trends in home loudspeakers over the past few years is in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. People want great sound, and they want it all over the home, but they don’t want to look at big speakers. Still, many people have misconceptions about architectural speakers. Both…

Soundbar or Sound Base? Which Speaker Style is for You?

What features make the most difference? So you’ve decided that a surround sound receiver and 5.1 or 7.1 speakers spread around your media room is not how you want to experience home theater. Maybe you rent your home or apartment and can’t install wires. Maybe you just don’t like the look of multiple speakers or…

The Internet of Things Demands Customized Integration

Commercial and residential construction companies would benefit from customized integration solutions ahead of The Internet of Things. Right now millions of dollars are being spent on construction projects that will need retrofitting for the next technological boom. Some of the booming elements are already here, and they are relying in infrastructure that many people are…

WHAT IS THE MISFORTUNE COOKIE VULNERABILITY?

Misfortune Cookie is a critical vulnerability that allows an intruder to remotely take over a residential gateway device and use it to attack the devices connected to it. Researchers from Check Point’s Malware and Vulnerability Research Group recently uncovered this critical vulnerability present on millions of residential gateway (SOHO router) devices from different models and…

Motorized Blinds and Shades

Motorized Blinds and Shades: Window Treatment Ideas for Every Room [Electronic House Staff] Motorized blinds and window shades can contribute to energy savings and be part of a total smart home system. Motorized window shades and automatic blinds are some of the hottest products for the savvy smart home buyer who wants to maximize their…

Automation As We Know It

Automation, as We Know it, is Changing  [by Heather L. Sidorowicz.] Smart Home…Automated Home…Tech Home… Up until recently these terms have been held for the rich and famous…the upper echelon. Combining audio, video, lights, HVAC, and shades had been difficult, and that equated to expensive. Having a truly custom system always has been a challenging feat…

Smartening Up Business and Homes in North Carolina

Right now there is a revolutionary changeover happening in business as well as home. The latest innovations in automation are being connected with today’s mobile phones, the internet, and much more. In North Carolina, things are now starting to shape up into a whole new era of control, and you may find that there are…

Wireless Speakers: Home Network Streaming or Mobile Device Streaming

By Electronic House Staff When selecting your wireless speakers or wireless music system, you generally have two choices when it comes to your music source: direct streaming from the home network or streaming from your mobile device (smart phone or tablet). Users and manufacturers have their favorites, but there’s good reason to consider, and use,…