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Examples of IoT as relates to smart homes are the Nest Learning Thermostat, the Chop Syc digital chopping board, the Toncelli Kitchens digital kitchen countertop, the air monitor Birdi, and the Wattio SmartHome 360 energy monitor. Currently, less than 1% of homes employ full smart home technology. But by 2018, HIS Technology, a research firm, predicts that 45 million smart home devices will have been installed, and the annual business volume will have grown to $12 billion dollars. ABI Research predicts growth to $14. 1 billion by 2018. The market research firm Allied Market Research projects that the global smart homes and buildings market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 29. 5% through 2020, at which point the market will be worth $35. 3 billion. Another even more optimistic report from Juniper Research, predicts that the market will grow to $71 billion by 2018. Beyond this market are less expensive smart home devices and systems, largely manufacturer by security, software and electronics firms. Rival software firms Apple and Google are two major players in this marketspace.

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01.14.2007 | 34 Comments

, the doorbell camera 106, and identifies based on analysis of the motion data a motion event involving a visitor approaching an entryway e. g. , a door of the smart home environment 100. The server 164 obtains context information from the smart home environment 100 for the motion event, and based on the context information, identifies a plurality of appropriate actions available to a user of a client device for interacting with the visitor via the doorbell camera 106. The identified actions are presented to the user of the client device 220. For example, the appropriate actions include, but are not limited to, displaying a visual pattern on a light ring of the doorbell camera 106, broadcasting an audio message to the visitor, and collecting more information concerning the visitor using the doorbell camera 106. The doorbell integrated in the doorbell camera 106 can also take advantage of computational and communication capabilities of the doorbell camera 106. In some implementations, a schedule can be defined on the user mobile application 624 of the client device 220 to control a remote chime device that rings in response to a user press on the doorbell button of the doorbell camera 106. For example, in accordance with the schedule, the remote chime device may be controlled to remain silent from 12 PM to 4 PM every day, thereby allowing a homeowner to have a quiet afternoon nap. In some embodiments, the remote chime may be implemented in other smart devices that include a speaker, such as a hazard detector, thermostat, or other device described in accordance with FIG. 1.

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01.14.2007 | 16 Comments

Of the IP cameras tested, the Logitech Circle, the Myfox Security Camera and the Netgear Arlo fared the best. Each earned three out of a possible three stars from AV TEST. The company found "no noticeable vulnerabilities in the communication of the camera and app" in each camera, meaning that they're about as secure as IP cameras can get. However, AV TEST noted "optimization potential" for each camera's companion mobile app, suggesting that the user interfaces are not as user friendly as they could be. This is not a trivial issue — the more obtuse a UI, the less likely a user is to take charge of his or her own security, which could lead to vulnerabilities down the road. The D Link DCS 2132L and the Gigaset Camera scored only one star out of three, with potential vulnerabilities in just about every category tested. The only exception was that external camera controls were "secured" in the Gigaset. In particular, AV TEST cited " transmission of information" and " image transmission" in the D Link, and "vulnerable encryption" and "unsecured transmission of individual images" in the Gigaset. Readers may remember that the U. S. Federal Trade Commission sued D Link earlier this month for allegedly poor security in its routers and security cameras.