Allison Halliday

About Allison Halliday

Allison Halliday is a Realty Biz News contributing writer. She handles International Real Estate and is a seasoned blogger.

Nearly Half of US Broadband Households Use a Personal Assistant



According to a recently released whitepaper by Parks Associates called Enabling Voice in the Smart Home, some 49% of US broadband households use a personal assistant through a dedicated device or through an app.

How to Protect Your Smart Home Tech During the Holiday Season



Smart home tech is likely to be extremely popular this holiday season, but it could also prove fruitful for hackers taking advantage of people who are less than tech-savvy.

Amazon Key Home Delivery Option Could Affect Home Insurance



Amazon has announced a new service called Amazon Key that will deliver parcels inside a customer’s home. According to a press release, a 2015 report showed 23 million Americans had recently delivered parcels stolen from their homes

Consumers Delaying Their Purchase of Smart Home Devices



According to an article in the Business Insider, people are becoming more cautious about smart home devices, apart from the Internet of Things devices. The reason is because of concerns about security.

41% of US Households Intend Purchasing Smart Home Device



Recent research just released by Parks Associates shows that 41% of US broadband households have plans to purchase a smart home device within the next 12 months. This includes 27% who have high purchase intentions.

Smart Tech Adoption Aided by Voice Control



A recent article in Computer Weekly.com highlights how voice control is impacting smart home connected products. The article points out that voice control is an important factor in influencing people to purchase connected products as more manufacturers introduce this feature.

Keeping Kids Safe with AI Powered Home Security



Most people are interested in AI-powered home security to keep their family safe and an article in venturebeat.com highlights how home security powered by artificial intelligence is smarter than ever before.

Home Automation and Monitoring Are Top Priorities for Luxury Midwest Homebuyers



RE/MAX INTEGRA, Midwest recently released its Luxury Report for this year, giving insight into luxury real estate markets in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Indiana.

Choosing a Reputable Moving Company



After the sale is closed on your dream home and you are making preparations to move in, you’ll almost certainly need to choose a reputable moving company.

Biggest Users of Smart Home Technology Are Older



According to an article in Techdigest.TV a recent poll has revealed that more than a third of adults in the UK aged over 55 have smart technology devices within their home compared to less than a fifth of those aged between 18 and 34.

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