The world of connected devices is rapidly growing, and transforming. New technologies, frameworks and vendors are entering the space all the time, and providing many exciting opportunities to those interested in automating their home.
With this opportunity comes complexity, and threats. The security of these technologies is often lacking, and it can be difficult to know what to look for, or how to protect your investments and your privacy. On top of that concern is the difficulty in navigating a field of competing technologies to achieve the desired results.
At LinkdHOME we’re not interested in writing content for the sake of it, but actually getting hands on and into the details to understand how our smart devices work, and how we can use them to make our homes smarter.
We aim to cut through the noise and recommend only best of breed products that have proven themselves in actual real world usage, to recognize the good and call out the bad, and then back it up with concise technical articles that allow you to understand the tech behind the gadgets. As gadget lovers we know that even the best tech can be temperamental and we are going to need to trouble shoot stuff from time to time, so it pays to know what’s going on under the hood.
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About the Author
I’m David Mead and I have 20 years’ experience in IT operations, security, data protection, and service management. In these roles I have accumulated broad experience across infrastructure, end user devices, and networking solutions in government, corporate, and non-profit sectors. I’ve seen a lot of tech, and a lot of dubious ways of implementing otherwise good ideas using it.
Being a life-long science fiction fan as well, the advent of the smart home has begun to bring many of those sci-fi concepts to life. Even 10 years ago the idea of a Star Trek computer was still a pipe dream, but now we can start to realize that capability in our own homes. How could I not get into that? It’s exciting to get my hands dirty exploring all the rapid tech changes and innovations that are coming to market every year.
I started LinkdHOME to leverage my extensive industry experience to help guide others excited about building their own smart home, to filter the cheap and nasty products out, and to show not only what is possible, but how to do it the right way (there are plenty of wrong ways).