K2's Personal Technologies - On Demand (2 hours)
No doubt, personal technologies are now mainstream. But can we automate our homes – and businesses– for convenience and security? What about connecting smart speakers like Amazon Alexa or Google Home units into our lighting systems or our surround sound TV systems? Can we automate these and other tasks to provide even more convenience, security, and privacy?
In this session, you will learn the options available to tie various systems together. For more sophisticated needs, you will learn the fundamentals of using integration tools like “If This, Then That (IFTTT)” to handle the task. Tune up your world at home and office with a little bit of effort.
Upon completing this course, you should be able to:
- List major hardware and software trends and identify their importance as it relates to home and small business use
- Illustrate how streaming feeds, security cameras and similar integrations are changing the landscape of traditional home automation
- Identify major updates, strategies, and opportunities emanating from leading home automation providers
- Differentiate between the most significant security risks and implement practical solutions to mitigate these risks
- Assess the potential impact of implementing a security application to improve home safety
- Identify leading integration tools available today and the importance of integrating home systems
- Hardware and software trends for personal use
- Purchase guidance on what to buy and what to avoid
- Innovative tools for convenience and security
- Interesting technology to consider for integration into your home
- CPE credit: 2 Hours Specialized Knowledge and Applications
- Prerequisites: None
- Program level: Basic
- Advance preparation: None
- Who should participate: Accounting professionals who wish to make their homes and offices more secure and automate tasks with home/office automation tools
Instructional Delivery Method: QAS on-demand learning, including review and final exam questions. To earn credit, participants must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or better within one year of registering for this course. Participants may attempt take the final exam up to 10 times.