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home8 Elder Care Security Kit review


home8 has put together an Elder Care Security Kit including a security shuttle (hub), wide-angle and remotely controlled movable camera, a panic button and two tracking sensors. We look at the control app and more in this review.

Overall, the home8 Elder Care Security Kit is a good collection of gadgets to give you a better feeling that your elder family member is safe and can reach you (and you them) at any time. You can even peek in via video when needed. See the full review as we break down the equipment and application below.

The Security Shuttle

The security shuttle (or hub) has a built in router with firewall ready to go.  It supports standard 802.11 b/g/n and also has a ethernet port on the back.  I chose to locate this near somewhere I could use the ethernet, yet still centrally locate it in the house.  It has a built-in 80dB siren that can be triggered with the panic alarm and remotely.  The shuttle itself is a very thin plastic and it is incredibly light in weight.  There is blue and green status light along the front that are very bright.  Internally is has 4GB of storage but there is an alternate USB 2.0 port on the back for adding external storage as needed.

We had no issues getting this working right away. Plugging it in and connecting the app from our mobile device (more on the app below) was simple.  Make sure to centrally locate the shuttle to hear the siren and also give range to the panic button and sensors. They include a small quick start guide but nothing more. I would hope for a more advanced guide online.
home8 Elder Care Security kit

The Twist HD Camera

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    On Thursday, April 27th, 2017   by Chris Miller        

Cross Canada Collaboration User Group is April 27 2017

You can register to attend virtually for the Cross Canada Collaboration User Group event. You can attend in person or virtually for this day of 8 sessions.
Cross Canada Collaboration User Group
Sessions will cover Watson, Alexa, Domino applications, case studies, the IBM Connect Hackathon and more.

Register for the Cross Canada Collaboration User Group event right here
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    On Monday, April 24th, 2017   by Chris Miller        

IBM Connections now says ’heart’ my status

IBM Connections is releasing an update that is replacing the Like with a heart icon.  It will universally replace "Like" and in some places the happy face icon. I am torn by this decision.

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As you can see in the above image, the heart icon allows you to let the author of the file, blog, status update or comment know that you love it. I did say love it since the heart usually means love. Continue Reading here" IBM Connections now says 'heart' my status" »

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    On Thursday, April 13th, 2017   by Chris Miller        

IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for April 2017

IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for April 2017. Here is some of the updates.

Verse

Verse: Automatically show remote images

Messages that contain remote images can pose a security risk. Up until now, if you wanted to see an external image, you had to click Show Images in each message containing external images. However, if you are willing to trust external images, you can have Verse automatically show remote images for all messages.

There's a new setting in Mail and Calendar Settings > Security where you can set a new default to Always show remote images.



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Verse on Android: Persistent password for encrypted emails

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    On Friday, April 7th, 2017   by Chris Miller        

IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017

IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for March 2017. Here is some of the updates.


Verse Mobile: Android users now can view mail as threaded conversations

Verse Mobile is introducing visual grouping of messages and their replies into threaded conversations or threading. You have the option of viewing messages individually or as a grouped thread.


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  • A thread is shown as one item in the Inbox or folders
  • Forwarding rather than Replying starts a new thread
  • Changes in subject do not start a new thread
  • Enabled by default
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IBM Mail Support for MS Outlook: Accumulate more than 30 days of mail

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    On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017   by Chris Miller