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Communicating from the ISY-994i to Blue Iris

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A few months back I wrote about the Blue Iris Mobile App, and how you could configure it with a geofence similar to MobiLinc that allows Blue Iris to record video and notify you of motion detection when you’re not

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 19

Foscam Security Camera Shenanigans

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A few weeks back, krebonsecurity.com published a great post called This is Why People Fear the ‘Internet of Things’. The article describes a pretty disturbing practice in Foscam’s newer cameras with “P2P support”. Auspiciously this feature is to allow non-technical

Posted by Matt Chiste
March 6

First look at Universal Device’s ISY Portal

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Back in June, Universal Devices announced a new service called ISYPortal, which looks like a stellar addition to an already great product. In a nutshell, it will allow users to access their ISY994i devices from anywhere in the world, without

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 12

Add the Network Module to your ISY-994i for enhanced functionality

The ISY994i is great, but like the out-of-the-box AppleTV, it’s a little bit of a walled garden in the sense that you can’t deploy your own code to the device, and can’t really directly tweak the functionality of what’s available

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 4

Use wired ethernet instead of Wi-Fi when possible

LifeHacker, one of my personal favorite blogs, recently ran a poll on how many of their readers use a wired network in their house as opposed to wireless only. A surprising minority were exclusively wireless, with most people reporting at

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 24
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