Smart Homes and Privacy

Smart Homes and Privacy

Smart Home Basics Smart Home Privacy Smart Security Authored By Jennifer Kelmer 2 Comment(s)

One question that comes up time and time again lately - are my smart home products watching or listening to me?  While the technology that has come into our homes is concerning, your privacy rights are largely intact.  Can you imagine the lawsuits that an Amazon or Google would need to handle if these devices were being abused? Nevertheless at Level Up Your Home we get questions from our customers like, can I turn off Amazon Alexa so that she is not listening for her “wake” word? Yes, you can.  Tap the mute button on top of the Alexa.   Your...

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News:  "Smart" Interns wanted!

News: "Smart" Interns wanted!

Internship Opportunity Are you the type of person that loves the latest technology gadgets? Maybe your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter has a ton of followers and you love engaging people through social media. Level Up Your Home is a startup smart home technology company based right out of Marlborough, MA. We are taking thousands of smart technology products that are emerging on the market and engaging customers on the benefits of these technologies while providing them with full turnkey solutions for upgrading their homes. We are looking for people who are great with interpersonal skills to join our team for...

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One of the best Home Automation Blogs on the Planet - right here!

One of the best Home Automation Blogs on the Planet - right here!

Thank you Feedspot!  We are thrilled to be awarded today #59 in Smart Home Automation Blogs and Websitest top 100 websites in the world! In great company with brands such as CE Pro, Wink, SmartThings, Coldwell and Lowe's Iris brand. We are just getting started! Tell us what you want to learn about smart home technology and we are happy to put it in a simple, short story that is easy to understand. http://blog.feedspot.com/home_automation_blogs/

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What is a Video Doorbell and how does it work?

What is a Video Doorbell and how does it work?

Often we have clients ask about how a doorbell cam works. Here is a quick explanation: In the Doorbell Dark Ages, when the doorbell rang you had to get up from your TV viewing or send other members of the family to check to see who was at the door.  In most cases you would look out the window or peep hole to see who was there, and then open the door.  Depending on who was there you opened the door wide or just enough to have a short conversation.  And if you weren’t home at all you would miss...

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What is a Smart Home, anyway?

What is a Smart Home, anyway?

Smart Home, Connected Home, you have heard the terms used increasingly over the last year - but what do they mean?   In a nutshell, a Smart Home is one that is using products that help your house run more efficiently.  And largely, without effort on your part. Think it is too expensive?  Thanks to competition and a flurry of brands trying to break into the space, it's now a lot more affordable than you think. There are thousands of products and capabilities, but what is best for you? Learning about some of the basic capabilities is a great place...

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