Reliant is leading the market with one more proof point for why it is the company Texans can count on to power, protect and simplify life. Reliant has introduced a new offering in its home security product line with the launch of the Wi-Fi Doorbell Camera. The sleek, interactive technology is part of Reliant’s growing suite of residential solutions, designed to give customers convenient and secure control while at home and on the go, all from the palm of your hand.
The Siemens Building Technologies Division and Capgemini are set to put in place a cloud based services platform comprising asset management and analytics technology. The two entities are adding to the development of the web-based Energy & Sustainability Navigator platform that has saved 10.5 million tons of CO2 per year for customers. Both companies are looking to ensure corporate real estate owners see business results and meet energy efficiency goals, while making the best of the lifecycle potential of their customers’ real estate assets.
National Grid is launching its ConnectedSolutions platform, allowing customers to connect and manage their smart thermostats and other home devices to improve energy savings and comfort while allowing National Grid to alleviate peak load demand.The energy platform will allow customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to conveniently reduce energy use in the summer, when energy demand is high, reducing energy use during periods of peak demand (reducing regional energy costs), protecting the environment by lowering emissions, and supporting state and local energy initiatives.”National Grid is committed to customer convenience and reducing energy costs,” said Carlos Nouel, National Grid’s leader of the New Energy Solutions division. “By utilizing WeatherBug Home, the ConnectedSolutions platform provides our customers with energy intelligence that does the work for you to maximize savings and comfort. We are excited to introduce this to Massachusetts and Rhode Island customers, and eventually, roll it out across our entire service area.”National Grid is introducing ConnectedSolutions to eligible Massachusetts and Rhode Island electric customers and in the coming months, expanding the platform to New York. Powered by WeatherBug Home’s Internet of Things (IoT)-centric approach to bring additional energy intelligence and value, the platform will initially work with Honeywell and ecobee smart thermostats, and expand over time to additional connected devices including washers, dryers and hot water heaters.Because 50 percent of a home’s energy use is driven by weather, ConnectedSolutions utilizes WeatherBug Home’s ability to integrate proprietary weather data with patented thermodynamic modeling and energy consumption data from connected devices.
Apple has their own plans to prove their eminence in home automation segment also as they have introduced some related products last year. We have seen many other manufacturers also who brought similar products during this time. However the growth of this segment is a little slower than others. There are a lot of alternatives available here and it has confused a lot of people to choose a particular brand. People close to the industry were hoping that Apple may take a step ahead and will try to bring some unique things for their customers. Now it seems that Apple has taken the step and some reports are claiming that Apple is planning to bring their own HomeKit app.
Apple every year have their own applications coming into their own store in a rather obvious way. But now, it’s been more than a year since Apple introduced its own foray into the budding market of smart appliances and home automation products or according to the latest trends, let’s call it as the “Internet of Things”. However, if you consider the fact that adoption of “Home Kit” by manufacturers and developers has been steady till now but it’s still somewhat slow. This was resulted by consumers. This is no doubt a long requested feature. But may be finally and once and for all, Apple might have finally listened to its customers and might soon have its own official HomeKit app, available starting iOS 10.
Soon, customers will expect connectivity in everything. Businesses will to equip their products and their offices, stores, and warehouses to keep up.
A majority of respondents worldwide (54 percent) indicated they might be willing to share their personal data collected from their smart home with companies in exchange for money, and 70 percent agree companies should give coupons and discounts to customers in return for data about device usage, according to a survey of global consumers sponsored by Intel Security. The survey also found that 77 percent of respondents believe smart homes will be as common in 2025 as smartphones are today, but 66 percent are also very concerned about smart home data being hacked by cybercriminals.
Utilitywise has been signed up as a partner by US technology giant Dell as part of a joint strategy to sell internet of things (IoT) solutions to business customers. Using Utilitywise’s infrastructure and specialist industry knowledge as a corporate utility switching consultant, and Dell’s computer hardware and well-known brand, the partnership will focus on selling ‘building automation solutions’ to companies to help cut lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), security, refrigeration and other utility costs.
San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) has entered into a contract for a new 20-megawatt (MW) energy storage facility that will be capable of storing enough electricity to power 28,000 homes for up to four hours, as well as a separate contract for 18.5 MW of energy efficiency projects with the goal of launching measures to help customers’ reduce energy usage in local buildings related to heating and air conditioning, refrigeration, lighting, and other commercial features.
Allows Customers to Connect, Monitor and Control Millions of IoT Assets, Simplifying Development and Rollout of Large-Scale IoT Solutions.SIGFOX, the world’s leading provider of global communications service for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it will integrate the SIGFOX Cloud with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, enabling customers to use data for real-time analytics, make better decisions across diverse business functions, and intelligently automate operations.