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    Friday
    Feb012019

    Onelink Secure Connect

    This clever new device is not coming until midyear, but here's some preview info via First Alert: As more connected home products are developed every day, can your internet keep up? To ensure devices remain both connected and secure, First Alert is introducing their Onelink Surround Wi-Fi mesh solution. Soon available as an embedded feature within Onelink smoke and carbon monoxide alarm products such as the Onelink Safe & Sound alarm–eliminating the need for additional Wi-Fi boosters or devices. Offering a secure Wi-Fi mesh solution within an essential home device is a natural step for the Onelink by First Alert brand, helping our customers protect what matters most and taking full advantage of voice services, like Amazon Alexa. The Onelink Surround Wi-Fi creates a closed, private network to help detect and prevent cyber-threats and hacks. The technology scans every outbound connection from the network to analyze URLs and IP addresses to detect malicious traffic and infected machines. Users are notified of any potentiallysuspect activity and, if restricted settings are enabled, it can block any questionable content.

    Company website: (Other Onelink devices are here, but this one may not be listed yet.)

    https://onelink.firstalert.com/

    When I got back to New York City, I asked First Alert if they still made non-smart detector, for places like apartments and cottages. Turns out they make up with a built-in a ten year battery, so you can install it and not have to worry about a dead battery. It also has a much smaller profile, which the company says is up to 50% smaller than other smoke/CO detectors. And it's under $25! (As of 2/1/19) 

    Amazon-First Alert PR710 Slim Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with 10-Year Sealed Battery: https://amzn.to/2MHOQhx

    That Amazon link is a GizWiz Link. GizWizBiz gets a small credit to buy more stuff. - If you subscribe to WikiBuy they have the same device at a lower price. Also check Lowe's for a lower price.

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1712   

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