With the rising interest in smart homes, the need to secure your devices has also become a priority. Here are some tips to ensure the security of your smart devices.
GE’s C-Sleep bulbs
GE has a new line of smart bulbs. These include the C Life and C Sleep LEDs, and can be controlled with a smartphone app or voice control. There are also plans to introduce a battery-powered motion sensor accessory. This will allow users to change the lighting level from away.
The C Life intelligent light bulb connects to your phone via Bluetooth. It features intuitive controls and an easy setup. You can set it to operate with your smartphone, or schedule it to turn on at a specific time.
GE announced its first connected LEDs for everyday illumination. It is set to hit stores by the end of the year. It will come in an A19-shaped smart bulb, as well as a BR30-shaped floodlight bulb.
GE’s C-Life LEDs offer remote smartphone dimming control. They can be purchased standalone, or in a starter pack. While they are not compatible with Amazon Alexa, they can be used with Google Home and Siri.
C by GE bulbs use Bluetooth to communicate with your phone. The company’s bulbs can be programmed to emit different color temperatures depending on your circadian rhythm. However, the “Follow the Sun” feature will not work unless you’re in a Bluetooth range.
GE’s C-Sleep bulbs are similar to the C Life and C Sleep LEDs, but they are designed to promote your circadian rhythm. You can choose between three white light temperature settings. GE’s bulbs also come with a Bluetooth radio. In addition, they’re designed to support a wide range of color temperatures.
GE’s C by GE bulbs are expected to work with Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant later this year. Users can set up their lights through the app, and they can create preprogrammed scenes.
Gourmia’s smart air fryer oven
Gourmia’s smart air fryer oven is a great way to make healthier food without slaving over a hot stove. It also helps save you money on your energy bills. This versatile kitchen appliance comes in a range of sizes and features, and is easy to clean.
The company’s founders have decades of small appliance experience. Their goal is to create healthy, delicious meals with as little work as possible.
Some of their best-selling products are air fryers. These appliances are small and compact and use little to no oil. They can be used to cook potatoes, chips, and even crispy crumpets.
The top-of-the-line model from Gourmia boasts a large capacity and a Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen. Plus, it is energy-efficient, has 17 preset cooking functions, and uses halogen power.
Aside from the obvious convenience of using an app to control your air fryer, this appliance also has a built-in rotisserie. Combined with its patented RadiVection 360 technology, it enables you to prepare foods evenly and without oil.
Another option is the Proscenic T21. This device boasts a well-designed touch screen, and can be controlled by a phone or with the help of Alexa. While it isn’t as fancy as some of the newer smart appliances, it does allow you to schedule your favorite recipes up to 12 hours in advance.
Finally, there is the Tefal Genius ActiFry. For only a few more dollars, this digital air fryer boasts 19 one-touch cooking functions, an LED touch screen, and a preheat option. With a 6-quart capacity, it’s ideal for a family of four.
The Gourmia Air Fryer also features Guided Cooking Prompts, which alert users when it’s time to flip, rotate, and add more food to the tray. Using this feature will help ensure that your food cooks to perfection.
Honeywell’s T6R smart thermostat
The Honeywell T6R smart thermostat is the next generation of home thermostat technology. It enables flexible, wireless control of your home’s heating, hot water and security cameras. This easy-to-use device makes life easier by eliminating complicated interfaces.
The thermostat works with both Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant, which allows you to ask for the temperature or control the heat from your phone. In addition, the device works with IFTTT, which helps you manage multiple smart devices. You can even program your T6 Smart Thermostat to turn on or off your alarm when you’re away, or to turn on your security camera when you arrive home.
The device also features a touchscreen, and offers Wi-Fi remote access. With the smartphone app, you can easily adjust the settings for your T6. Also, the device has a backlight and easy-to-read text display.
You can also make use of the built-in geofencing system. This feature uses your location to determine when you’re close to your home and when it’s time to start or stop heating.
You can also use the device with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, which provides you with voice commands. Using the smart thermostat with these devices will give you complete control of your home’s heating and security, with simple, automatic control.
The device is easy to install. Just follow the instructions that come with the unit, and you’re ready to go. After installation, the thermostat will begin to automatically learn your preferences. For example, you can tell it that you want your home’s temperature to rise while you’re away, or that you’re on holiday.
When you’re ready to go, the Honeywell T6R will automatically begin to adjust your home’s temperature to the desired level. Once it’s at your desired temperature, you can use the touchscreen to make changes to your heating plan.
Plug-in electric vehicles
Electric vehicles offer several benefits over their gas-only counterparts. In addition to saving money on fuel, electric vehicles reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They also have less noise on the road.
While a plug-in hybrid vehicle is a great option for drivers, a battery-powered EV is also a good choice. These types of cars are designed to be powered by an external source, such as the power grid. This means that they can travel a long way without charging.
But, electric vehicles also need a convenient charging station. These can be as simple as an outlet in the wall, or as sophisticated as a “smart” charger with Wi-Fi connectivity. A few EVs even come with apps that duplicate the functionality of a smart charger.
The problem is that a lot of current DC charging products are expensive. There is also a lack of infrastructure to support this type of charging.
One solution is to build a charging network. A PHEV can be connected to any point on the distribution network. However, it is also important to consider how a PHEV will affect the grid. If a PHEV is plugged into a power source at a slow rate, it could cause a surge of electricity demand that harms the stability of the power grid.
Another solution is an off-board EV battery charging system. This type of system envisions a future where a dc power grid and a hybrid power grid are connected. It is possible to integrate other technologies with the charging system, such as solar panels and wind turbines.
As more and more consumers embrace the concept of driving an all-electric vehicle, it is expected that the market for these types of vehicles will grow. As a result, some companies are developing specialty PEVs.
Security requirements for smart devices
Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular. The technology is designed to make our lives easier. However, smart homes raise a number of privacy concerns. It is important to understand the potential risks to your data. Luckily, there are a number of measures that can protect your data.
Most of the protocols used in smart homes provide key management, message encryption, node authentication and firmware update management. These security measures are vital to protecting the integrity of data.
Security threats may arise due to misconfigurations or improper device control. For example, an attacker might try to exploit a smart home gateway to steal personal information. Alternatively, they might attempt to exploit the vulnerabilities of a home gateway to launch a denial of service (DDOS) attack.
While smart home technology has been around for a while, it has only recently been gaining widespread adoption. One of the biggest challenges to this kind of adoption is technological fragmentation.
This is a problem because it makes it hard for consumers to determine the best system to use. In addition, it can complicate security and privacy issues because many devices are white-label.
Another challenge is that most of the smart home devices are resource constrained, meaning they have limited memory and computing power. They need to be configured to use low-power communication protocols. Some examples are Thread and Z-Wave.
Another issue is that smart devices are often part of a home Wi-Fi network, which can be exploited by hackers to steal passwords or other sensitive data. Hackers can also try to connect to the network via a home gateway to manipulate data or even disable security systems.
Smart home gateways need to be configured securely to avoid security vulnerabilities. The system also needs to be verified periodically to ensure that it does not expose the users’ private information.