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Malware Alerts: Being Proactive and Protected

Malware Attacks Are Costly And Disruptive-Stay Protected! There are several new malware threats that have made their way into the public already this year. We will continue to see malware in 2017 that has never been seen before and more sophisticated file-less malware (RAM malware). Coders of these malicious programs continue to become more creative and skilled at their trade. 2017 malware will also be the year of MAC infections and public awareness that they are just as vulnerable as a PC’s. We have all heard “MACs don’t get viruses” which is not true and never was. [...]

2017-04-23T10:26:46+00:00April 20th, 2017|

Smart Lock Technology Improving Home Automation

The Smart Lock That is Rethinking Home Security The smart lock industry is changing the demands in tech and security. A smart lock is simply a lock that interacts with your smartphone, and integrates with other smart devices. The control that a user has over their smart lock will depend on the specific brand and product. Some can open the lock within a certain proximity to the door with Bluetooth signaling. Others use WiFi communication to be able to open the lock from anywhere in the world. The possibilities seem pretty endless for the applications and integration [...]

2017-04-25T03:23:23+00:00April 12th, 2017|

Best Technology Gadgets For The 2016 Holidays

The top 20 best values in technology gadgets trends for the 2016 holidays. Take us with you for your Holiday Shopping!   The best technology gadgets are always a huge hit for Holiday shopping.  We have compiled a list of 20 of the hottest values in trending technology for many of the people on your shopping list.  Every item on the list is priced under $200, many are under $100. The best technology trends have to be easy to find so we have provided links to all of the providers. Just click on the image or the item title [...]

2017-04-15T12:10:02+00:00December 3rd, 2016|

Computer Security and Online Banking

We had a sobering event last week. Our bank account was almost hacked and had the hackers been successful, we would no longer be in business. All this hard work of building a nice company over many years could have been wiped out in 60 seconds. Fortunately this didn’t happen. But it was so close that I had a tough time sleeping for a few days. Thank goodness for the keen eye of our office manager, Patricia, who saved us from losing everything in our checkbook. Here are the three things I learned: 1. The hackers are [...]

2012-11-01T13:56:35+00:00November 20th, 2012|

The Convenience of Modern Technology

The explosion of technologies and internet connectivity is creating a dizzying number of choices for everyone. Some see this as an amazing opportunity while others feel overwhelmed and don’t know where (or if) they should start. Consider for example that: • CD’s and AM/FM radio have been replaced with streaming media from Spotify, iTunes and Pandora. . • You no longer need a drawer or closet for your media because it stays in this new thing we call “the cloud”. • Thermostats are now controllable through the web. • Surveillance cameras can be seen on your mobile [...]

2012-10-30T21:58:00+00:00November 15th, 2012|

Surveillance App

We all know there is an app for everything. And although many provide hours of mental escape, most are admittedly trivial. But we are pleased to announce a family of apps that provide security, safety and reassurance. More and more customers are requesting surveillance cameras be included in the home electronics system design. First of all, the sight of a camera, and intruders do look for them, serves as a huge deterrent. But even a very low profile, aesthetic friendly camera greatly enhances peace of mind. • Check for flooding of storm damage while you are out [...]

2012-05-08T15:12:12+00:00May 22nd, 2012|

A Really Useful App

We all know there is an app for everything. And although many provide hours of mental escape, most are admittedly trivial. But we are pleased to announce a family of apps that provide security, safety and reassurance. More and more customers are requesting surveillance cameras be included in the home electronics system design. First of all, the sight of a camera, and intruders do look for them, serves as a huge deterrent. But even a very low profile, aesthetic friendly camera greatly enhances peace of mind. • Check for flooding of storm damage while you are out [...]

2012-05-02T17:02:17+00:00May 3rd, 2012|

Tablet or Dedicated Touch Panel – That is the Question

Can an inexpensive iPad or mobile device app replace the need for a more expensive ‘purpose built’ control interface for your automated home systems. Great question, and the answer is, “Absolutely –your tablet or smart phone will work wonderfully-in most situations…” Tablets, like the iPad, or mobile phones are an excellent and cost effective tool for getting system controls for much less money than a purpose built device like the Crestron wireless touchpanel or handheld WiFi touchpanel. You can do everything on a tablet that a purpose built device can do. Control music, lights, heat and even [...]

2012-05-01T16:21:07+00:00May 1st, 2012|