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KORNER BLOG

Why is Korner Blogging on the Demise of the Smarthome?!

Mon, 22 Jun 2015
Since Google bought Nest, the Smarthome has been on cruise control, and it has spent most of its time in the fast lane. But this week it had to pull over for a pit stop, and spent some time in the ....
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Apples HomeKit Ecosystem Starts To Take Shape

Wed, 03 Jun 2015
Most Smarthome attention has been centered around Apple's HomeKit and now Google's Brilla. But because these are both platforms and not actual physical products, the end game for these two ....
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Staking Out New Territory In The Land Of Home Security Systems

Sat, 16 May 2015
The landscape in home security systems had been pretty cut and dry for decades. ADT home security, Brinks home security and a few others ruled the world of affluent homeowners, while DIY kits dabbl....
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Smarthoods - How To Build The Connected Neighborhood

Wed, 13 May 2015
Smarthoods, or connected neighborhoods, sounds like a lofty proposition. And by Smarthoods, I'm not just referring to discussion forums that allow neighbors to air their dirty laundry. I'm ....
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We Need A New Word For Home Security Systems

Thu, 07 May 2015
Home Security Systems have always been just that, a way to secure the space inside your home. But in the era of the internet and social networks, the traditional notion of home security is ripe for....
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Home Security First, Smarthome and Internet Of Things Will Follow

Mon, 13 Apr 2015
The Smarthome and the Internet of Things were once terms bandied about primarily by geeks and 'enthusiasts', but these days you can walk into any social gathering and count on most people h....
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Renters Are Being Left To Fend For Themselves

Tue, 07 Apr 2015
enters just don't get any love from the home security industry. The reason - they move too much! Most firms such as ADT home security require some kind of multi-year commitment, at prices that ....
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Are Smartlocks the Killer App For the Smarthome?

Thu, 02 Apr 2015
The smarthome is all the rage these days, at least in the eyes of technologists and the media. But we are still waiting for the mass adoption that everyone likes to talk about. Some might argue tha....
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Campus Police To The Rescue? Maybe Not...

Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Campus security on college campuses remains an ongoing challenge. Campuses are making a real effort to promote a safe environment for their students, but there is only so much they can do. Take for....
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Google Is Definitely Up To Something In The Home

Wed, 25 Mar 2015
OK, so this isn't exactly breaking news given Google's breathtaking $3.2B acquisition of Nest, and their more recent $555M purchase of Dropcam. But many have since speculated on what kind o....
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