Month: June 2014

The 4 Ds of Burglary

The 4 Ds of Burglary

Hollywood portrays burglars as highly trained groups of criminals who spend weeks planning a crime. The reality is that unless you have the crown jewels of Russia in your home, most break-ins are opportunistic. Robbers usually look for easy targets or “quick wins.” When scoping […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update – June 26

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update – June 26

What a month it’s been! The whole team at Canary has never been more energized and excited. While World Cup fever might be contributing to that, what really excites us is seeing how much progress we’ve made over the past three weeks. Progress Report We […]

Fire Yourself: How to be a Successful Co-Founder

Fire Yourself: How to be a Successful Co-Founder

When you co-found a startup, you know certain elements are crucial. A great concept that meets a pressing need. A solid founding team. An insane amount of tenacity. It’s only later you realize that creating an organization is as much an exercise in building a […]

How to Protect Your Home When You’re on Vacation

How to Protect Your Home When You’re on Vacation

Summer is in full swing now and that means one glorious thing: vacations! Whether you’re spending a weekend at the beach or a month backpacking around Europe, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of planning your trip and lose track of preparing […]

Beach Security: How to Protect Your Stuff and Yourself

Beach Security: How to Protect Your Stuff and Yourself

We’ve all had those “20/20 hindsight” moments, and one of my biggest ones happened when I was 18 and on a family cruise in Bermuda. My cousin and I were so excited for the excursions we’d planned and the chance to roam free like adults. […]

Why Experience Design Rules the Internet of Things

Why Experience Design Rules the Internet of Things

If you are an Internet of Things startup, you may have been told that you need an “experience designer” to help really make your product sing. This is true, but experience design is a lot bigger than you think. There’s been a lot of talk […]