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Zigbee vs Z-wave devices

When it comes to building a fully connected smart home system, Zigbee and Z-Wave are the two most popular wireless protocols. Compare to smart Wi-Fi devices, Zigbee and Z-wave devices offers mesh networking and only use a fraction of the power. If you are only interested in controlling a few devices, stick with Wi-Fi devices. …

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How can smart home help you reduce your utility bill

Smart home technology is designed to make your life easier and more convenient, but they can also be used to help you reduce your utility bill. According to the U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly utility bill in a typical American household in 2013 was $111.67, which equates to $1340.04 …

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Protect your privacy from smart home threats

How to Protect Your Privacy from Smart Home Threats?

As smart home devices gain more popularity, so do threats that come with them. Hackers, viruses and other cybersecurity threats are starting to get into smart homes around the world to take advantage of people and private information. Just imagine somebody hacking cameras of your house and leaking videos of your private life online. Or …

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Smart home for people with Alzheimer's disease

Smart home devices for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Today, more than 44 million people globally live with Alzheimer’s disease and the number of people with dementia is expected to double every 20 years, by reaching 75 million in 2030 and 131.5 million in 2050.  While there is no cure for the Alzheimer’s disease, there is plenty of IoT devices that could help the people with …

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Smart Devices During Power Outage

What Happens To Your Smart Devices During A Power Outage?

During a power outage, what will happen to your smart home system? Any devices that do not have a (backup) battery will stop working. All features and devices that require an internet connection will also stop working (assuming your router does not have a backup battery). Smart Devices Devices without batteries: What are some devices …

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