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Insurance companies primed to treat IoT and smart homes as disruptive opportunity
April 4, 2017 at 9:12 am

Insurers and homeowners don’t apparently smoke from the same end of the pipe. Research findings released today by NTT Data, a major global IT and business services provider, uncovered a major disconnect between home insurance company executives and their customers regarding IoT and smart home technology. The report is titled “IoT Disruption and Opportunity in…

How to find the right baby monitor
April 3, 2017 at 10:39 am

When you're about to have a child, one of the must-buy products is a baby monitor. Sure, you'll be sleeping in the same room for a few months, but if you want any alone time while the baby is napping, a monitor is paramount. Of course, picking the right monitor isn't as simple as it…

Mandatory Security Implementation for All Z-Wave Certified IoT Devices Takes Effect
April 3, 2017 at 8:35 am

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, as of Sunday will require strict and uniform adoption of a new security protocol for all Z-Wave devices receiving certification. The Alliance Board of Directors voted unanimously in November 2016 to require mandatory implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework,…