Ainsley Bullock Smart Home, 2018-09-03 22:09:07. The two main components of a smart home are the controlling system i.e. Central Processing Unit (CPU) and a user friendly device such as a trigger or remote. The Central Processing Unit is installed at the central place inside the home with which user can communicate through remotes or other handheld or palm devices. A user can communicate with controlling system from any remote location anytime via internet.
Melissa Conrad Smart Home, 2018-09-02 11:24:02. New technologies that allow users to control important home devices, such as appliances and security systems, from their phones also give creative hackers plenty of opportunity to hijack and glean information from these "smart" devices. It sounds like the plot of a science fiction movie (and in fact, it has been) but these devices have surprisingly few security features and can give over a shocking amount of information and control to those who might wish to do their users harm.
Ainsley Bullock Smart Home, 2018-09-03 09:38:41. On a budget, one cannot expect impervious defenses from hackers or casual snoops. But you must spend some time thinking about security. Step one is to change any default device passwords. Step two is to limit access to your private files from people who don't need it (should as guests). Step three is to install and maintain antivirus software and firewalls on your server andor other devices in the network. Finally, private information should be securing by encrypting it so only the password holder can open it. Consider encrypting all the secure files on your server such as financial and personal information, digital document scans etc. On the flip side, your smart home can be a security asset, not just a risk. With your network ready, LAN or WIFI enabled cameras can be plugged in around your home and setup to stream video to the server. Finally, physically secure your server. It should be kept somewhere safe from damage and thievery.
Lylah Atkinson Smart Home, 2018-09-02 20:44:43. On a budget, one cannot expect impervious defenses from hackers or casual snoops. But you must spend some time thinking about security. Step one is to change any default device passwords. Step two is to limit access to your private files from people who don't need it (should as guests). Step three is to install and maintain antivirus software and firewalls on your server andor other devices in the network. Finally, private information should be securing by encrypting it so only the password holder can open it. Consider encrypting all the secure files on your server such as financial and personal information, digital document scans etc. On the flip side, your smart home can be a security asset, not just a risk. With your network ready, LAN or WIFI enabled cameras can be plugged in around your home and setup to stream video to the server. Finally, physically secure your server. It should be kept somewhere safe from damage and thievery.
Salma Miranda Smart Home, 2018-09-02 18:08:36. Every smart home needs a wireless WIFI network too, but it's much more difficult to reliably distribute digital content about your home using WIFI - you will save countless hours and money by choosing a wired LAN as the backbone of your digital home. If you absolutely must use WIFI, ensure you invest as much as possible in your router and choose one with fantastic antenna performance and range, as well as the latest specification of WIFI available in the market. Since we are focusing on a budget smart home, "powerline" Ethernet adapters are not recommended due to their relatively high cost versus reliability. But if you are confident in their performance, they can be superior to WIFI.
Salma Miranda Smart Home, 2018-09-02 23:36:46. While technology is becoming more and more "distributed", a central server is the standard and perfectly future-proof solution for your home. By "server" we mean a system comprising a processor, file storage and networking. The range in servers is huge - you could have a single USB drive connected to the network and call it a server, or a powerful computer with massive storage. For most people, a system with at least one hard drive and a processor less than five years old is adequate. Of course, the server should be wired directly into your network at the fastest possible connection speed. You can purchase a "DLNA" server, "NAS" server (for several hundred US dollars) or high-end system to control your entire house (several thousand or more US dollars). But in fact any personal computer, laptop or even a capable Internet router will suffice. Some internet routers have a USB port that you can connect a USB hard drive to, and the router's processor can handle the media streaming, provided the router has appropriate software installed, such as a DLNA server. You can install free DLNA or other server software on a Windows or Mac PC in minutes. Basically you can re-use an old computer to act as a home server, or buymake a new computer specially. Many networking devices run on Linux, so if you see something like a NAS or DLNA server for sale, just remember you can install Linux on an old computer and easily replicate or surpass the supposedly high performance dedicated servers for sale today. When choosing your server, make sure a) It's networking speed is at least 100Mbits b) It has plentiful storage space c) The processor is at least less than five years old. Normally, providing the network speed is very fast and the processor quite recent, spend as much money as possible on the storage, such as multiple, high-capacity hard disks.
Cecelia Wilkinson Smart Home, 2018-09-02 20:52:40. A smart home consists of security cameras and motion sensors that can easily detect any unwanted motion in the absence of home owner and also generates an alarm. There are many advatages of having a smarthome; Like you can watch live feeds directly with the use of the internet, or you can manage the temperature of your home and can turn on and of sprinklers at specified time of the day. Also These houses are energy saving houses. Thus, you can monitor the electricity demands within your home and accordingly plan to lower your electric bill and limit electric output on various items. It also offers a large variety of entertainment and luxurious features such as home theatre system, smart refrigerators to help you in making your shopping list, and many more. You can also make your house friendlier for the children or elderly by making operations simpler and smooth.
Ainsley Bullock Smart Home, 2018-09-02 14:30:40. Meanwhile, linking in security systems into IoT has made homes more secure. One of the most popular way this has been done is through using IoT enabled cameras in or around a house that enable a picture or video feed to be sent so that the home owner-occupier is able to check on the situation when they are away or when they are in another part of the property. Often these types of devices have multiple features integrated into them, such as automated motion sensors, sound detection, event-triggered video recording and so on.
Salma Miranda Smart Home, 2018-09-02 15:42:19. At the moment it is anticipated that the systems are will be controlled through an app or apps through someone's smart phone, but I could well change in the future. The push by the big tech companies to move to voice recognition technology seems to imply that this is their preferred mode of coordinating the mechanics of a smart home. What is perhaps being overlooked are the cyber security implications and risks inherent within any such system.
Rosie Leon Smart Home, 2018-09-02 22:48:30. It's easy to overlook the power needs of your devices. Some people only discover their power setup is deficient after buying and setting up all their devices. In today's modern home, full of portable electronics that must be charged up, lights, televisions, routers, speakers and other gadgets, one quickly runs out of available power sockets. If you are buying energy intensive devices like heaters, ovens, large entertainment systems and the like, it's also quite possible you will overload your home's mains power. In traditional mains wiring, at least each room, and normally lights and power sockets in the room, will have a circuit breaker rated at a particular amperage. If you plug in too many devices you might overload the circuit breaker and find your TV suddenly cutting out in the middle of your favorite show, your blog article being lost when the PC loses juice or your bread loaf dying when the oven cuts out unexpectedly - a nightmare for anyone. If your home is poorly wired or older, overloading might also present a fire risk. Another issue is lack of space to plug things in - you will probably need mains extension "bricks" and adapters everywhere if your house is older or poorly designed with insufficient outlets.
Cecelia Wilkinson Smart Home, 2018-09-02 17:53:06. In addition the grocery store would automatically charge the amount of the groceries to the drivers credit card, which they have on account, and the amount on the credit card would be automatically debited from the drivers bank account through an on-line banking facility. A few years ago, this scenario or these scenarios would have seemed far-fetched. Today they are the verge of becoming a reality for anyone who wants them. Quite literally billions of devices are being fitted with sensors that will allow them to connect to each other wirelessly over the internet, a scenario commonly referred to as the internet of things.
Rosie Leon Smart Home, 2018-09-02 14:29:53.
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