Monthly Archives: December 2019

iBeacon With HomeKit – What We Can Look Forward To

iBeacon is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication technology that enables mobile apps to capture signals from beacons in the physical world and react to them. It allows mobile apps to gauge their position on a micro-scale and deliver hyper-contextual content to users based on their location. We take a look at how these two Internet of Thing (IoT) endeavors by Apple will work together to make our lives simpler. iBeacon on HomeKit Currently, iBeacon has been largely marketed by Apple for the retail environment. With HomeKit, […]

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What Is Wardriving And How Can You Prevent It

Imagine a car equipped with nothing more than a laptop computer, a portable GPS receiver, and a wireless network card slowly strolls through your neighborhood. Unknown to any onlookers, this is no ordinary vehicle; rather, it is a wardriving machine. As the car strolls past homes and businesses, a wireless network card (available at any electronics store for as low as $ 25) scans for any wireless access points. Anyone with a wireless network (and there are many out there) is vulnerable. The computer is looking for […]

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Product Review – GE Simon XT Home Security System

It's quite easy to review something that you use yourself especially after researching it to death before buying it. Yea, I just gave away the entire review as this is my favorite home security system on the market today! The GE Simon XT is made by their Interlogix Division. Interlogix has very long history in the security arena with a trusted and great reputation. What should you look for in a home security system? A home security system needs to be easy to use at bare minimum […]

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INSTEON 2582-222 Connected Home Automation Starter Kit

Everything you need to stay connected to your home. Just connect the HUB to your existing home router and start adding devices. This kit includes the HUB, two dimmers modules which allow you to remotely control one or more lights and create schedules, one Leak sensor to alert when water is present, one motion sensor which alerts you to motion in your home, one open/close sensor which alerts you to things being opened, one Thermostat which you can control remotely and use to trigger events like text […]

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