home automation

Submitted on June 5, 2020 | John Adams
According to the results of a recent survey of 10,000 broadband households conducted at the end of 2019 by market research firm Parks Associates, adoption of home control systems saw a 38 per cent year-over-year growth rate. While the figures...
Submitted on March 26, 2020 | John Adams
A report by Unit 42, a threat intelligence team at Palo Alto Networks, suggests 57 per cent of all internet of things (IoT) devices are susceptible to cybersecurity attacks and things are getting worse. Researchers also discovered 98 per cent...
Submitted on April 26, 2019 | John Adams
There are now so many security and home automation solutions available it’s difficult for security installers to get their heads around the possibilities. One thing is certain, while functionality has changed, the need for bullet-proof catch performance, fast and accurate...
Submitted on April 8, 2019 | John Adams
Alarm systems and their supporting monitoring paths are not perfect. Understanding the weaknesses of these technologies is vital when designing and implementing security solutions in a rapidly changing marketplace. EVERY security solution should be designed to deliver specific outcomes –...
Submitted on November 22, 2018 | John Adams
CCTV for the home is on the rise in part because consumers now have more control over their surveillance systems, according to researcher, IHS Markit. "Cameras are becoming a gateway into the home, expanding their use beyond just security," says...
Submitted on October 25, 2018 | John Adams
As a busy installer, it’s extremely difficult to assess the overall quality of wireless security and automation solutions. There are many on the market, some inexpensive. Could you offer any advice on what we should be looking for? Which systems...
Submitted on September 14, 2018 | John Adams
There’s been plenty of fretting in the CCTV industry about the cyber security levels of CCTV cameras. Do the same issues apply to some Internet-facing smart home devices and systems? Possibly – it all comes down to the configuration of...
Submitted on September 14, 2018 | John Adams
The Almond 3S hub-based security, automation, network access and management solution is an impressive collaboration from SCSI and manufacturer, Securifi. It’s a system designed to deliver almost everything to almost everyone – that includes professional installers and monitoring stations. The...
Submitted on August 19, 2018 | John Adams
In 2018 it’s harder than ever to establish which is the leading security alarm panel. What are the criteria? Do you seek size, lateral integration or a beautiful customer interface? That depends on what your customer requires… There's nothing easy...
Submitted on July 17, 2018 | John Adams
NICE Group has purchased smart home system manufacturer Fibaro for $US73 million. Fibaro has a complete range of integrated smart home products including its Home Center hub, multifunction sensors and scene controllers, among other devices across the ecosystem. Founded in...
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