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North America world’s most advanced smart home market: Berg Insight

July 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

North America is the world’s most advanced smart home market, with an installed base of 21.8 million smart homes at the end of 2016 – a 47% year-on-year growth, according to machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) analyst firm

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Two out of three U.S. homeowners insurance customers would switch carriers to get discounts for using smart home devices, study finds

January 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Two out of three homeowners insurance customers in the United States would be willing to change insurance companies to get policy discounts for using smart home devices, according to new research findings released on Tuesday by NTT DATA. “Our study

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Biometric systems could lull users into a false sense of security, researchers say

November 21, 2016 Brandon Bailey - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – It sounds like a great idea: Forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It’s a convenient form of security – though it’s also perhaps not as safe as you’d think. In their

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App Flap

June 1, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Mobile application developers can do plenty to reduce the security risk of their apps. That said, information security also depends on the devices themselves, which, unfortunately, are not always within the control of insurers or their developers.

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Insurers who look at the future of data analytics most likely to succeed: speaker at Insurance Analytics Canada

May 15, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Data analytics needs to be seen as a continuous journey, not just a destination, and those insurers that look forward to analytics in 10 years’ time will be the most likely to succeed, a speaker suggested on Friday at the