Items tagged with home security

Home security is very much at the forefront of many people’s minds these days and some are turning to smart home security solutions. Ecobee recently introduced its Haven home monitoring platform, SmartCamera with voice control, and SmartSensors for doors and windows. The company's hope is that the new products and platform will provide users with a “frictionless” home security solution. Ecobee has offered their SmartThermostat, basic SmartSensors, and other products for several years. The company realized that consumers were “using ecobee SmartSensors and solutions like IFTTT to basically hack together security systems.” Ecobee decided to offer a more robust system... Read more...
Home security will be a little more convenient for Amazon Echo Show owners. According to a new blog post on the Amazon Alexa Development site, users will be able to view live video feeds from their smart home cameras on their Echo Show through the Smart Home Skill API. Soon you will be able to determine whether there is a Girl Scout selling delicious cookies or an annoying solicitor at your door, without ever having to leave your chair. Users will be able to say things like “Alexa, show me the front door camera” and get an instant live video feed. The API uses the standardized Alexa language model, so Alexa will be able convert the user’s request into a directive and send that directive to their... Read more...