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Private Collection by Zachary Edelson

New Smart Home Tech Eliminates Wi-Fi Deadzones and Offers Top-Level Internet Security

As home get smarter, they're also becoming more vulnerable. From security cameras to smart phone-controlled coffee machines, every aspect of our homes' functions are incrementally becoming more exposed to outside digital access. One startup, Luma, is offering a new system of WiFi routers with cutting-edge security, parental control measures for children's online devices, and more.

Users place these hexagonal devices, which sport a futuristic but unobstrusive aesthetic, in their home to create...
Luma's strong signal is the backbone for other smart home technologies—such as Philips Hue lights, Nest's Learning...
A simple swipe-left-or-right option on Luma's smart phone app—seen here—allows parents or residents to control who has...
Luma's app also allows parental filtering: parents can regulate the content level, maximum hours-of-use of each user,...
The devices come in white, gray, orange, and gold colors. They retail for $199 per device and $499 for a pack of three.
Last but not least, this interface lets the Luma user overview what devices are on his or her home's network.