9 Security Advantages: Utilizing Improvements to Secure Your Home

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Home improvements are often seen as cosmetic upgrades while the core function of your house is often forgotten — security. Our homes protect us from the elements and potential intruders, but do we take an active role in preventing risks and break-ins? Burglars and criminals make a living by taking advantage of our homes’ weaknesses and are constantly looking for an edge.

The smart home is bringing a new level of security into our lives. Controlling your front door lock from 50 miles away or being able to see who is at your doorstep remotely was once just a dream, and now it’s a reality. While home automation and smart security systems are making our homes safer, there are structural and cosmetic home improvements every homeowner can take to protect themselves and their family.

Iron Security, a premium provider of residential and business security systems, recently shared nine ways homeowners can upgrade their home while increasing safety. Below are there nine suggestions for securing your home.

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Smart Home Evolution Starts with Security

Innovations in the connected home have been a hot tech topic over the last few years, but it’s never been hotter than it was at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January.

One of the many events focused on the connected home was the Evolution of the Smart Home Supersession. Panelists included executives and directors from technology companies who have developed innovations in the space.

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The 7 Coolest Connected Finds at CES 2015

#CES2015 was a blast, and we’re lucky enough to come home with some hardware. Resolution Products was awarded the TechHome 2015 Mark of Excellence Award for Residential Security Product of the Year Award for the Helix Security and Home Automation Platform from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). View all of the CEA Mark of Excellence Award winners here.

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The Internet of Things and the connected home were dominant at this year’s show, and there was no shortage of gadgets and new ways to connect with the devices in your home. Now that CES is behind us, we’ve had a minute to reflect on what we saw, and wanted to share with you the coolest connected innovations we came across.

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What Not to Miss at #CES2015 in the Connected Home Category

CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, will bring together the most innovative products and companies from around the world. The connected home, also known as the smart home, is one of the fastest growing categories within consumer electronics. At this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 6-9, smart home technologies and gadgets will be among the most highly anticipated attractions.

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Smart Phones Don’t Exist

It’s probably in your hand or sitting next to you right now. That thing you call a phone, it goes everywhere with you because it does anything you need it to. Ironically, you probably use it to talk less than all of the other activities you do on your “smartphone.” Think about it– these devices are used for everything but talking.

I’ll open with a few statistics that I invite you to verify on the device you are likely using to read this story.  As you may have guessed by now, I find this label restricting and inaccurate.

It took 39 years for the telephone to reach 40% of U.S. households, but only 10 years for smartphones to reach the same adoption level. [Source: United Nations’ telecommunications agency via Quartz] Further, 79% of people ages 18-44 have their smart phones within an arms-reach 22 hours a day.  The average American spends approximately 162 minutes per day using this device, and 80% of this group will reach for the smartphone upon waking before doing anything else. [Source: Flurry Analytics (Yahoo!), ComScore, NetMarketShare]

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