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November 1st, 2018

Smart home security for everyone

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Kate
Kate- Head of Social @ GitHub
Canary does a kickass job at home security (high quality camera with night mode, motion detection, user profiles, etc) but really goes above and beyond with the tiny features. They have privacy settings that can vary from what is essentially "lockdown mode" when you're away to "hey I'm home but on guard" to "leave me the f alone, I've got it covered" that sh… See more
alex kwon
alex kwon- oneminute
If you are extra-concerned with security :)
Kate
Kate- Head of Social @ GitHub
Regardless of if you pick the "big" unit or the tiny little camera, it's awesome. I have the big one and I'm obsessed. So many options for customization of alerts and privacy, plus "home health" tracking for temperature and air quality. It's the best option out there for home security IMO.
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You slouch, it vibrates. Sit straighter, stand taller.

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Aleksandra
Aleksandra- Maker @ Planet:tech, Supergirls
I wear Lumo Lift which gives gentle reminders to straighten back up. After a week I could see the difference because it really helps to build the habit. The only huge drawback for me is a short battery life :( So you have to charge it every other day.
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Control who can('t) enter from your smartphone/computer.

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Kate
Kate- Head of Social @ GitHub
Keys are sooo last century. Upgrade to a smart lock that uses your phone to get in. This also makes having visitors a lot more seamless— I personally have accidentally locked out family and friends on multiple occasions because we did not coordinate keys / time that I'd be home to let them in. This way, they can get in and out with their phone and everyone s… See more
Jordan Kong
Jordan Kong- EIR at Expa
I've had one for a couple of years now, and while the auto-unlock function doesn't always work (maybe successful 60-70% of the time), the auto-lock function makes it easy to leave the house in a jiffy!
Jason Meeks
Jason Meeks- Making vision a reality @ISMConnect
My friend has one of these and I used it to stay at his place while I was visiting, and I was able to get into his place while he was at work. Super clever, especially for people who are hosts on Airbnb and other similar services!
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Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Anne-Laure Le Cunff- Entrepreneur
One of my friends just started working there. Their products help you keep tabs on your pet’s location and activity levels.
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ʙᴇɴ sᴏᴜᴛʜ ʟᴇᴇ- Being @Bold.
Whistle is pretty great for exactly this purpose and doubles as an activity tracker. Uses GPS, Cell, and Wi-fi to track as accurately as possible.
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Fashionable wearables. Rings connected to your phone.

Ringly sells stunning jewelry that makes sure you never miss an important call or text.

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PYMNTS.com
Usually the expression "you don't know what you don't know" is a warning. It's meant to keep people, often entrepreneurs, from rushing after an idea, and, in so doing, biting off more than they can chew. Admittedly, Christina Mercando d'Avignon, founder ofRingly , did not know initially how to build smart hardware or beautiful jewelry.
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