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One of the many benefits of smart home technology is added security and ease of mind that everything is under control; Continuous monitoring through live video feeds, remote access/control of gadgets, and sensor-driven alerts can help keep us connected and informed, even when away from home.

But as I experienced last week, that interconnectedness can actually backfire and cause unwanted anxiety when everything goes offline, and you’re unable to see what’s going on or take action… even if there’s nothing to worry about.

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Those who know me, know that pretty much every aspect of my apartment is not only connected, but “smart” in one way or another.


Jesse Andrew

Tech, IoT, and smart home enthusiast — living in an Apple ecosystem. Interested in the latest trends and gadgets. Boston-based tech marketer.

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