Posts Categorized: Smart Home

Smart devices to keep your home safe while you’re on vacation

Summer is officially here, and with the nice weather and kids out of school, many families have summer vacations planned in the coming weeks. Among the other benefits of smart devices that are becoming more popular in homes across the country are the safety features many of them provide that can make leaving home easier than ever before. From smart outlets to thermostats, many people have been equipping their home with devices designed to cut… Read more »

How technology can help reduce your carbon footprint

In honor of Earth Day, we’re looking at just a few of the ways that you can use technology to help lower your carbon footprint – both at home and in the office. With a few minor adjustments, you can take advantage of some of the latest technologies and know that you’re doing your part to go green at the same time. Minimize travel You might be seeing more electric cars on the road –… Read more »

Most vulnerable rooms in your smart home: How hackers can sneak a peek on you and your family

This week’s blog on smart home security is a collaboration with The Zebra, the nation’s leading insurance comparison site. By Guest Blogger: Taylor Covington (Author Bio at the bottom). All infographics are from The Zebra.  While the Internet of Things (IoT) has offered plenty of convenience for homeowners through Smart Home devices, they’re also more susceptible to hackers. Vendors may manufacture these devices without knowledge of how to connect them to the internet securely, or… Read more »

How the Internet has Changed our Homes: Smart Home Technology

From Alexa to Google Home and Ring, smart home technology is much more accessible than we once thought possible. In fact, smart homes are on the rise and forecasted to surpass 300 million by 2023. We’re all spending a lot of time at home these days, something made easier by these varied technologies that are available at our fingertips. You Don’t Have to be a Millionaire It wasn’t that long ago that Bill Gates spent… Read more »

The Best Tech Gifts of 2019

It is that time of year again, where we all rush to get the best deals on the most popular tech gifts of the season. There are so many great choices out there today, but deciding what to buy can be hard. This year, OTELCO wants to lend a helping hand, with our 2019 Tech Gift Guide. Right in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! OTELCO’s Top Tech Gift Picks Make Sure You Have… Read more »