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Can Your Smart Home Keep You Safe?

CAN YOUR SMART HOME KEEP YOU SAFE? Smart home: a residence that has appliances, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers and other systems that are capable of communicating with each other. These systems can also be controlled by a time schedule from any room in the house, and through phone or Internet. COOL FEATURES IN SMART HOMES Lighting Entertainment Outdoors The ability to control lights from any room, anywhere Streamline TV, surround sound, and other systems Sprinkler systems can be automated and controlled via with one remote Wi-Fi or smartphone Controlled through panels in the home, smartphones or over the Internet Control systems from anywhere Rain sensors turn off sprinklers to conserve water Temperature Control your thermostat from anywhere X.XXXX Canary, Iris and Lockitron send users a text message when the house becomes Notifies owners if there is a Programs also have humidity sensors and air quality sensors sudden spike in temperature too hot or too cold GET SMART KNOW THE RISKS AND REWARDS SECURITY Many systems include Biometric Locks THE GOOD THE BAD HD cameras Night vision • Keyless -just bring your fingerprints Thieves cut off a man's finger to steal his Mercedes However newer biometric locks reads > Ability to add guest users heartbeats and require a 'live' finger Microphones Speakers Lockitron Locks Allows keyless entry with your phone through Wi-Fi Media archives Motion detection Lock or unlock your door from anywhere in the world Give guest access to your family and friends Fits easily over.existing deadbolt Keyless entry for iPhone 4S or 5 users via Bluetooth Utilizes the same security protocols as online banking systems Automatic Smartphone alarms access Compatible with any mobile phone via app or text message HACKED Virtual "Haunting" Because many home security systems operate online, they can be hacked Anyone who can access the connection can control your home from wherever they are Child monitors that Intruders may cut off a power source, making the system useless Some security systems use backup battery work over Wi-Fi can be hacked and recorded power or are run from secured power sources by strangers HOME INSURANCE Protection in case Even your smart home can't protect itself from fire, flood or other natural disasters Your home is damaged by an "act of God" instance Your security fails Your home is hacked (may require additional liability) Sources http://nest.com/living-with-nest/ http://futuretechnologiesinc.com/ http://www.gizmag.com/go/6808/ http://www.futuretechnology500.com/ http://www.lifeshield.com/alarm-company/ http://www.hertvik.com/Marketing/Smart-Homes http://www.smarthome.com/homeautomation.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4396831.stm http://mashable.com/2013/09/15/severed-finger-iphone-5s/ http://realestate.msn.com//article.aspx?cp-documentid=23326097 https://lockitron.com/http://www.smarthomeusa.com/info/smarthome http://www.protectamerica.com/equipment/home-security/ge-simon-xt/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/07/26/smart-homes-hack/ http://www.digitallanding.com/5-ways-to-use-biometric-security-at-home/ http://realestate.msn.com/5-smart-home-systems-from-cheap-to-ultraluxe http://gigaom.com/2013/07/26/breaking-into-the-smart-home-of-the-future/ http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/can-biometrics-secure-our-digital-lives/ http://gizmodo.com/canary-this-might-be-your-home-security-system-of-the-866804118 http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Technology_Changing_The_Future_of_Home_Security_999.html http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/privacy-security-nightmares-hacking-smart-toilets-smart-toys-smart-homes O insuranceQUOTES A BANKRATE COMPANY DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING

Can Your Smart Home Keep You Safe?

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