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A flock of geese may be an unusual method of home security, but they can be effective without any special training. A smart home security system connects to your Wi Fi network so you can monitor and control your security devices using your smartphone and an app. Entry level systems usually include some door and window sensors, a motion detector, and a hub that communicates with these devices using one or more wireless protocols such as Wi Fi, Z Wave, Zigbee, or a proprietary mesh network. You can add extra door, motion, and window sensors to provide coverage for your entire house and build a comprehensive system that includes door locks, garage door openers, indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras, lights, sirens, smoke/CO detectors, water sensors, and more. A word about wireless protocols: In a perfect world, all home security components would use the same wireless standard to communicate with the main hub, but factors such as power requirements, signal range, price, and size make it virtually impossible to settle on just one. For example, smaller components such as door/window sensors typically use Z Wave or Zigbee technology because they don't require a lot of power and can be powered by smaller batteries. They also operate in a mesh topology and can help extend the range of networked devices. However, neither protocol provides the bandwidth that you get with Wi Fi, which is why it is usually used in security cameras to provide smooth video streaming, and in other devices that require a fat pipe. Moreover, Z Wave and Zigbee devices are connected and controlled using a hub, while Wi Fi devices can be connected directly to your home network and controlled with an app. Finally, Z Wave and Zigbee devices use AES 128 encryption, and since they operate in a closed system with a dedicated hub, they offer more security than Wi Fi devices. Any smart security system worth its salt offers components that work together in a seamless environment and can be manipulated using customized rules.

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DIY home security means you customize your device kit, self install, and then monitor alerts from your sensors and video feed. Self monitoring is the common difference between DIY and traditional security, but there are plenty of companies that strike a happy medium between both. We looked at providers offering pure DIY as well as those offering professional monitoring, either de facto or as an upgrade. We required all systems to have Z Wave Support — the most universal mesh network for communicating appliance to appliance. One of the biggest draws of a DIY system is the opportunity to add in third party equipment like Philips Hue lights or a Nest Thermostat at any point. Z Wave is available in over 2,400 home security and automation devices from more than 700 companies. Plus, you have flexibility in where you place various devices because Z Wave can communicate farther distances than other protocols — like Wi Fi, for example — since it functions by sharing an Internet connection between devices as opposed to a localized router. Ultimately, we wanted systems that could integrate seamlessly into our homes and improve our quality of life. To find which fit the bill, we spent a day outfitting a 1,900 square foot home with the equipment of our finalists. We appraised the installation process, the ease and clarity of registering and syncing, the app experience, and functionality. We were pleased to find we could get most systems up in less than half an hour, but the quality of both hardware and software differed.

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Printing Australia Business Ti I am out of time for this week but before I leave you, here is my tiny tip of the week. Tele marketing and tele marketers are on the rise and so you need to be that extra bit more careful to ensure that you protect yourself from schemes and scams. I'm Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and week ahead. 30 Steps to Financial HealthBy Donna J. Jodhan We are living in times when our baby boomers in particular need to be paying extra special attention to their financial planning but this is nothing new that I am saying. What we are seeing these days is a picture of baby boomers who are desperately seeking safe and secure financial planning and financial planners who are practically stalking baby boomers in order to drum up business. Yes!This is what is happening and baby boomers need to be extra careful in their choice of who they ask to help them take care of their precious savings and investments. So, how can baby boomers deal with this?What can they do in a situation like this?How will they be able to determine the true and honest investment advisers from those who are just out for their business?Should baby boomers be trending more towards using financial investment advisers from legitimate financial institutions instead of independent financial investment advisers?Or, should it be the other way around?Are financial institutions ready and prepared to truly help baby boomers invest soundly?We need to see more financial investment advisers who are going to be able to understand the needs of baby boomers. We need to see an improvement in attitude on the part of our financial industry. An attitude where stalking becomes a thing of the past, and healthy advice becomes more of the norm.

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