Smart Technology Gives Us Advanced Security Features, But You Still Need to Practice Good Cybersecurity Habits
Not so many years ago, many home security systems were reasonably straightforward. You had an alarm system, some window and door sensors, and perhaps glass breakage and motion sensors in some areas. You also had a control panel for arming and disarming your system.
Fast forward to today, and there is a bevy of options for keeping homes secure. Video doorbells and smart cameras with two-way communication lead the way in enabling people to keep a constant eye on their homes. Add to that a broad array of sensors that can detect too much heat, water leaks, and other dangers and alert you the minute something is wrong.
Not only that, but smart locks enable easy remote and conditional access to the home. You can give someone temporary access by tapping a button on your smartphone and unlocking your front door. If you forget to close the garage door, another tap can close it – or open it for a delivery while you’re away.
But while all this technology gives us many options, the connectivity presents its own security challenges. Read on to learn more about protecting the home security system in your Bay Area home.
Enjoy These Automation Tips and Tricks for your Bay Area Holiday
As we close out 2019 and the decade, Twilight Solutions would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy holiday season. For clients and prospects, partners and suppliers, and everyone with whom we work across the San Francisco Bay Area, we thank you for your business and support.
As we are a home technology and automation company, we couldn't let this opportunity pass without a couple of tips for using technology to make the holidays just a little more comfortable and more fun. From voice control to lighting, read on for some practical ways to breeze through all the entertaining and hosting of the season.
Use RGB Lighting Fixtures and Smart Gaming Simulators for a Festive Holiday
The holidays are around the corner, and with them comes the chaos of a busy season. Shopping, cooking, work holiday parties, and more will occupy significant parts of the calendar for most people and make it more difficult to entertain visiting guests and family.
With RGB lighting fixtures and smart gaming simulators, you can keep your loved ones entertained during the holidays with added color and fun to your home!
Lights are already an essential part of the seasonal ambiance, and LED technology is making them more customized and intuitive than ever. One of the best features of newer products is RGB color-changing fixtures. By using three LEDs in the bulb – Red, Green, Blue (RGB) – a microcontroller in the bulb can alternate the current through the LED to change the color.
Passing the current through all three LEDs creates white light, and varying the current can produce a broad range of colors in the spectrum. Even better, with smart technology, it's easy to control the LED lights to change color, intensity, and adjust the color temperature of white light.
Smart game simulators like those offered by HD Multi-Sport also add unique fun to any holiday season! Known as one of the most realistic golf simulators on the market, this smart home entertainment ensures great fun indoors for all ages and proves as an excellent alternative when the weather outside is frightful.
Be ready for any holiday at any time of year. Let's explore how you can use RGB lighting fixtures and smart game simulators like HD Multi-Sport for holiday fun this season in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Service Is the Ultimate Differentiator
One of the remarkable things about technology is how quickly it can go from a novelty and convenience to a necessity. How many of us can think of going a day without our smartphone? When something isn't working on it, do you know what to do?
Some technology fixes are easy. With smartphones and computers, sometimes the restart or reboot works magic. Maybe it's just an app that needs an update. Occasionally, a logout and login cure the problem. Beyond those easy fixes, technology issues can sometimes be challenging to diagnose and fix.
We live in the San Francisco Bay area, a hotbed of technological innovation, including smart home automation. Many people work in the technology industry, but that doesn’t guarantee they know what to do when a smart home function goes awry and stubbornly refuses to work. Have you worked on a modern car without the right tools and training? It’s difficult, even if you understand cars.
That’s why Twilight Solutions believes a high level of service and support makes for a happy smart home automation customer. No technology is perfect, and something invariably will go wrong. The key is how you respond to that. Keep reading to learn more about how Twilight Solutions approaches service and support for smart home automation.