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Must-have tech gadgets for digital home security

A digitally equipped home is incomplete and insecure without proper security in place. Well, technology has the power to grant most of your wishes, if not all. There are a number of digital security gadgets and tools that move up the radar and put your house in total control. From smoke detectors to thermostat controls and from windows sensors to garage door controls, these tech gadgets allow you to remotely control your home from your laptop, Android device, or an iPad. Moreover, you can set your own programs and sequence of events, connecting multiple systems to one power control.

Take the help of these digital security solutions and give your home a complete and a competent security solution:

  • Lockitron – An intelligent digital security gadget

Place Lockitron over your existing deadbolt and you can easily use your phone to lock/unlock the door from anywhere. Simple, isn’t it? This intelligent digital security tech gadget can sense when someone walks to your door using its Bluetooth technology so that you can open the door through your iPhone from virtually anywhere. Best of all, it informs you if someone tries to mess with it. So, anytime the door opens, you get a notification on your phone, thus putting your home security system under complete control.

But, why just doors, with digital security in place, we can remote control every aspect of our digital presence. Digital Life lets you do just that.

  • Digital Life – The ultimate home automation and digital security system

This home automation and digital security system allows you to remotely setup and control every aspect of your digitally connected home. It connects to your door locks, security cameras, power outlets, smoke detectors, as well as your lights to let you remotely control them from your laptop, iOS, or Android device. Working on AT&T’s 3G network and wireless communication, it allows you to activate security cameras, turn on/turn off lights, as well as unlock the door directly from your device.

Use this tech gadget along with Hue and stay tension-free, whether you are in town or on a trip.

  • Hue – An automated lighting solution that’s worth your attention

Do you fear burglary when you go out of town for an important business meeting or a while going on a long family trip? Now confuse the thieves looking for empty homes by using Hue, a three-pack set of LED bulbs that work through a controller to control your lightening remotely using your smartphone. Well, the usage doesn’t end here. This digital security gadget works with a thermostat control that allows you to program the lights turn red to warm your room or turn them on so that you don’t walk into a dark house.

And, how about a digital security gadget that senses your digital surroundings and talks to your apps in real-time? If you are interested in one such, then take a closer look at Ninja Blocks.

  • Ninja Blocks – Keep all your devices in complete control

Things become much simpler when one tech gadget connects to the other, so that you can directly focus on your app without the need to worry about embedding programming or networking protocols ever again. Ninja Blocks is basically a small, handheld computer that senses the surroundings and does the talking to your apps. And everything that you connect to the device, talks to your smartphone. A knock at the door, and you get an instant notification on your smartphone via your social media handles. A motion detected in your garage, and you get an instant alert on your phone. In short, Ninja blocks is a digital security gadget that keeps all your devices in complete control so that you never miss any important alert or notification!

Facing troubles keeping your house digitally connected? Give us a call and our experienced technicians have all the expertise to answer all your queries and help you install and setup all the latest apps and tech gadgets to keep your house secure and digitally connected.  Not just this, we can also help you better access your needs to find out all the apps and tech gadgets that are right for you.

Is your digital home missing these tech gadgets?

Do you wish for an app that lets you know when to buy new milk, remove grass strains, or remotely let the repairmen know that things need to be fixed. Well, technology is all about getting smarter with each passing day and manufacturers have already started building home appliances that communicate easily with you as well as among themselves, helping us eventually head toward having a single user interface that can manage our entire home. Considering the new wave in home electronics, many major players in the industry are taking a crack at newer technologies that can let your home tech gadgets communicate with you as well as each other.

Let’s take a sneak peek at some of the home automation technologies and tech gadgets that are turning our homes into a digital paradise.

  • Samsung T9000 – Much more than just a refrigerator

The first wave of digitally equipped tech gadgets is already here as we welcome refrigerators that feature touchscreen. Samsung has already turned your refrigerator into a billboard, a baby monitor, and even a multi-media notepad that lets you jot down every idea that come across your mind, build your grocery list, track down food that lies in your fridge and find recipes to match the inventory.  Controlled by your smartphone, the Samsung T9000 refrigerator can also act as your baby monitor. When you place your phone in your kid’s room, the fridge’s control panel turns into a small baby monitor that lets you closely monitor your child even while working in the kitchen.

With technology touching every sphere of our home, how can we leave our washers behind?

  • Samsung ‘smart’ washing machines for a smarter you

What if your washing machine detects your laundry load and adjusts the detergent and water levels automatically? Well, stuff as this have become things of the past and now manufacturers have taken a ‘smart’ route and have used wireless technology to let you control your washers directly from your smartphone. Using Wi-Fi technology, the washing machine possesses “smart control system” to streamline your laundry process. Using a wireless router and a smartphone app, this tech gadget informs the user when a wash is done by sending a notification alert on your phone.

  • Numi toilet

Who doesn’t wish for a high-tech toilet that’s not only water efficient, but also highly functional. This innovative technology will surely make its way to your home. Beautifully designed and coupled with most advanced tech features, Kohler Numi Toilet is touted as the world’s most advanced toilet that has been engineered to bring the finest features for best in-person comfort and cleaning at a price of $6400. Its advanced features list include a motion activated lid, deodorizer, integrated air dryer, foot warming, heated seat, illuminated panels, and music control. This latest tech gadget also offers touch screen remote control and magnetic docking station for better control options, making it the best high tech toilet in class.

The current crop of digital technology might help you save your time, but they will become really exciting when they start saving your money as well. If you are looking for one such digitally connected device that saves your electricity bills, then Nest is an answer for you.

  • Nest – A prototype thermostat of the future

Nest is a little artificially intelligent robot that can learn your living habits in a week and help you save on your power bills by controlling the temperatures in your house. Just answer a few simple questions and the tech gadget will optimize itself for you by remembering the temperatures you like and scheduling itself automatically. Like, it automatically turns off your AC few minutes in advance, but keeps the fan running to cut down on your energy costs. Not just this, Nest also automatically turns itself to an energy-efficient ‘Away’ temperature when you’re out of your house to avoid heating or cooling an empty home.

But all these digitally connected appliances are ineffective, if your digital home security system is out of place. Well, technology has an answer for this too and offers you myriads of options to keep your house well secure. Click here to know more.

iHeartRadio hits 10 million users

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment just took eight months to reach a milestone that took longer for popular entertainment and communication platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Spotify and Instagram to touch. The digital radio platform iHeartRadio reached 10 million registered users in a time span of eight months.

What is iHeartRadio?

iHeartRadio is a custom radio offering that is available to only registered users. Registered users can personalize their listening experience and create free Pandora-like stations. The service/mobile app provides U.S. users with an instant access to more than 800 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations.

From where to get iHeartRadio?

You can currently pick the app up for both Android and Apple’s iOS via each of their main app stores. Visit Google Play’s download page for a smartphone application for Android or head to iTunes for the iPad download or the iPhone / iPod touch version.

Image credit: iHeartRadio

Facebook® unveils its own app hub

The popular social networking platform Facebook has announced the release of its own app store named App Center from where users can browse high-quality games and other useful apps for their Android or Apple’s iOS-based mobile device. Facebook will only host the apps, to download them the user has to go to either Google Play or App Store.


Launch of App Center

The new App Center, which Facebook Inc. said will launch in the coming few weeks, comes as the company is preparing an initial public offering that would value the company somewhere between US $77 billion and US $96 billion.


Eligible apps include websites and mobile apps that use Facebook’s authentication system to enable the users enjoy a personalized experience as well as those hosted on commercial Facebook pages. Facebook said that an app must clearly delineate between content and advertising and set clear expectations about what user activity it shares.


According to the blog post of Facebook, Zynga’s Draw Something, Pinterest, Spotify and Viddy, a video-sharing service which Mark Zuckerberg recently joined, are good examples of high-quality apps.


Microsoft® announces cleanup of its app market

Software giant Microsoft Corporation will from now onwards be paying more attention to the icons, titles, and content of the apps that are available on its Windows Marketplace, and expects them to get more subtle and modest in the imagery used.


Content policy for app store

According to the recent official blog post, Microsoft’s content policies for the app store do not allow apps containing “sexually suggestive or provocative” images or content. But, the kind of content users can “occasionally see on prime-time TV or the pages of a magazine’s swimsuit issue” is permitted.

Microsoft is also changing its rules for the usage of keywords by app developers to describe apps. Some developers have been found violating the Windows Marketplace policy by entering more than the five allowed keywords. But from now onwards, any app that has more than five keywords will be removed from the app market. The developers who will be affected by this change in policy will be notified and asked to enter five new and relevant keywords.


Android™ apps with Ads in Question

According to a recent survey conducted by the North California State University, it has been found that libraries with in-application advertisements that come up with Android apps can prove fatal to the security of mobile phones.

The researchers said that sometimes this software go overboard and make connection with the Internet by fetching the required applications of the user. Dr, Xuxian Jiang and his team examined 10,000 apps from Google Play to disclose the fact that around 50 per cent of the apps can pose a security risk. These apps had libraries which are designed to track down the GPS location of the user. Some among them were also capable of passing the data back to the advertiser, while some of them can get hold of users’ phone numbers, call logs, and other apps used by them.

These apps are safe for the time being as their only motive is advertising. But according to the researchers, this method can pose as a lurking danger as the permission to install the app as do the ad libraries.
The danger is evident and can be prevented only if the permission rights are altered. The smartphone OS manufacturers also need to fill up the security holes to prevent unauthorized access of smartphones from malicious programs after downloading any app.
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