SimpliSafe vs. ADT: Security companies compared

With so many home security companies flooding today’s market, choosing the right plan for you can be incredibly daunting. The big players like ADT focus on heightened innovation and efficiency, while the smaller, home-grown companies spotlight exceptional customer service and ease of use. Competitors battle to tote the best pricing, contracts, installation, add-ons, monitoring, and smart home …

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Malicious Life Podcast: Smart TVs – a New Security Battlefield

Malicious Life Podcast: Smart TVs – A New Security Battlefield Transcript You’ve probably noticed that smart homes are slowly but surely, becoming a part of our everyday lives. Many of us already own Smart TVs that can stream YouTube or Netflix, Smart Speakers such as Amazon’s Echo or Google Home – or security cameras that …

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Convergence of physical and cyber security will be vital in protecting cities of the future

Safe cities Ron Alalouff Convergence of cyber and physical security is one of the key considerations when planning protected cities and public spaces. This was a central theme of a recent IFSEC Global webinar, in which participants discussed how technology and physical security can converge to combat emerging threats.  Among the webinar’s contributors are, Sarb Sembhi, CTO & CISO of Virtually Informed, …

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Best Buy’s flash sale includes smart TVs, drones, home security, & more

If you’re in a shopping mood this weekend, be sure to check out the Best Buy Flash Sale going on all weekend long and ending on Tuesday. This is a huge sale celebrating the long weekend. You’re going to find a ton of things on sale, including new stuff every day. The low prices cover …

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Construction underway on Spokane’s first zero-carbon ‘smart home’ for ALS patients

It often costs thousands of dollars for people diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their families to pay for medical care and retrofit their homes for accessibility. Nonprofit Matt’s Place Foundation and a group of area businesses are looking to ease that financial burden by building an eco-friendly, state-of-the-art, interactive “smart home” designed specifically for …

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Changes coming soon to a phone near you | Health

I t’s getting tougher all the time. Keeping up with technology can be daunting, even for younger people — the latest cellphones and tablets, “smart” TVs, QR codes for restaurant menus, new streaming services and social media platforms. For some older folks, it can be downright dizzying. Gwen Cote of Manchester remembers a much simpler …

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