Nicole Hayward

Home network security monitoring [November 2018]

In the past few months, we've seen major connected device vulnerabilities make headlines. At Minim, IoT security is always top of mind, so we're kicking off a home network security monitoring series. Take a look at what caught our eye.

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Samantha Albano

WiFi boosters, repeaters, and extenders: What's the difference?

Seeing as 76% of North American broadband households rely on WiFi as their primary connected technology, having a strong WiFi signal strength is important. But, how can you ensure your getting the most out of your wireless network? Luckily, there are many different solutions out there for enhancing your WiFi coverage, ranging from changing your router's WiFi channel to simply moving your router ...

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Nicole Hayward

Minim to speak at the Smart Home Summit

We're kicking off November with the Smart Home Summit In just a few days, Minim CTO Alec Rooney will speak at the Smart Home Summit by Informa, an event that brings together leaders in the smart home industry. This 2-day event takes place on November 6-7th, and is jam-packed with keynote speakers, panel discussions, presentations, and analyst briefs that highlight the industry's evolving market ...

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Samantha Albano

Minim feature spotlight: Bandwidth Summary for operators

One of the many benefits Minim offers service providers is an understanding of bandwidth consumption by connected device in the home. Our goal with providing bandwidth consumption insights is to give visibility into how connected devices are behaving and how much bandwidth they are consuming. This information is especially helpful for service providers with data caps, which applies to 205 service ...

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Nicole Hayward

Customer spotlight: Stu's Minim story

It all started with a move from New Hampshire This summer, we received an email inquiry that caught our eye. The sender was a friendly former neighbor; he had just moved from Londonderry, NH— leaving apple orchards and Stonyfield Farm headquarters for sunny California. In addition to the year-round warm weather, buzzing tech culture, and city views of Spanish Colonial Revival structures, he had ...

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Jeremy Hitchcock

Managed and unmanaged devices, a continuum to come

We recently participated in a Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) IoT working group discussing IoT security and the concept of managed and unmanaged IoT devices. Providers today put equipment in the home, taking full responsibility and authority for the management of these devices. Last year, consumers bought $273B worth of IoT devices which they expect to be plug-and-play. When ...

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Nicole Hayward

Residential managed WiFi 101: start here

We are connecting more devices and streaming more media in homes, and it's putting our WiFi to the test. It's no wonder that 37% of US broadband households have reported problems with their WiFi network in the last year. Ultimately, consumers are facing a dilemma: How can I enjoy using my plethora of smart home devices while ensuring my network supports them? The solution is Residential Managed ...

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Jeremy Hitchcock

Calling home network care professionals

We feel for the professionals who support connected devices in the home. At Minim, we’re dedicated to solving connectivity and security for consumer Internet of Things (IoT). We mostly partner with Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and part of their mission is to support their customers network needs— which are growingly complex.

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Samantha Albano

WiFi channels explained

You're trying to stream that new episode of your favorite show from your smart device, and it's taking what feels like years to load— Don't worry, we've all been there. WiFi connection and performance issues aren't an unfamiliar occurrence, especially in today's world where the U.S. adult spends an average of 72 minutes per day streaming video from their connected devices. So what's causing your ...

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Samantha Albano

The many reasons for Parental Controls in the Smart Home

Today, technology drives almost every aspect of society and culture. We are living in what is known as the Digital Age, where human activity is governed in large part by the use of technology— including parenting. In the words of a mom on Twitter: 

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