10. September 2016 · Comments Off on Windows to the World of Home Automation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There are no rulebooks when it comes to automating your home. You can incorporate as little or as much technology as you deem necessary or that your budget allows. You can start out small and grow your smart system gradually. You can focus on one room or on the entire house. You can even concentrate your automation efforts on a particular element of your home. The owners of this luxurious London residence chose the latter approach, utilizing a Lutron HomeWorks QS system to automate their home’s more than 7

Source: Windows to the World of Home Automation – Electronic House

26. August 2016 · Comments Off on Home Automation: A Growth Area For The Security Industry? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

It’s become a hot topic lately, but what are the real prospects for the smart home and home automation market? More specifically, what role can the security industry play in what is seen as a growth area?Earlier this year, IFSEC International in London saw the launch of a new home automation zone featuring a replica smart home, showcasing a range of interconnected devices such as intruder alarms, CCTV, biometric readers, door entry solutions and locks, as well as wireless control of blinds, lighting and heating, and 4K video and audio distribution.

Source: Home automation market limits and opportunities | Security News – SourceSecurity.com US Edition

19. February 2016 · Comments Off on Hacking The Doors Off: I Took Control Of A Security Alarm System From 5,000 Miles Away · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

It was coming up to 9am Saturday morning in London. In California, nearly 1am.I was sitting in front of some family-friendly sitcom with my Macbook open. On one tab was a login page for a security alarm carrying the logo for family-owned Martinez, CA CA +1.48%., provider Bay Alarm. Beyond that login page was the control panel for the security system for East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), which works with kids from ages six to young adults aged up to 24. Based just over 5,000 miles away from my present location, it’s the kind of altruistic organization no one wants to see attacked.

Source: Hacking The Doors Off: I Took Control Of A Security Alarm System From 5,000 Miles Away – Forbes

12. January 2016 · Comments Off on Five best practice tips for investigating the IoT  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

CIOs can expect to hear a lot more about the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2016. The trend is right at the peak of Gartner’s hype cycle for emerging technologies and IT leaders will have to help the business make sense of connected devices.ZDNet spoke to the experts at the recent Subscribed event in London, held by software-as-a-service provider Zuora. From investigation to experimentation, here are five best practice tips for business leaders investigating the IoT.

Source: Five best practice tips for investigating the IoT | ZDNet

18. December 2015 · Comments Off on A million IoT device designers by 2020, says ARM director · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There could be more than a million new embedded IoT device developers in the next five years and they will be relying on new types of design tools which will be easier to use.

This was the startling message from the IoT Design Conference and exhibition, which was organised byElectronics Weekly in London this week.

Source: A million IoT device designers by 2020, says ARM director | Electronics Weekly

25. November 2015 · Comments Off on Silicon Labs (SLAB) Announces Acquisition of Telegesis · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced the acquisition of Telegesis, a leading supplier of wireless mesh networking modules based on Silicon Labs’ market-leading ZigBee® technology. A privately held company founded in 1998 and based near London, Telegesis has established itself as a ZigBee expert with strong momentum in the smart energy market, providing ZigBee module solutions to many of the world’s top smart metering manufacturers.

Source: Silicon Labs (SLAB) Announces Acquisition of Telegesis

10. October 2015 · Comments Off on ABB makes home automation lower cost and easier than ever  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

End-users and electrical installers alike are on the hunt of a high quality home automation solution that is easy to design, install and commission. Crucially, it must also be easy to operate and it must, of course, be affordable.Recognising this requirement, at the 100% Design show, held in London’s Olympia last week, ABB launched its innovative entry-level, affordable yet sophisticated home automation system during a seminar entitled ‘free@home – Making home automation easier than ever’. This new and important ABB-free@home home automation solution is aimed at electrical installers who currently have no access to the smart home or building automation world.

Source: ABB makes home automation lower cost and easier than ever | Voltimum UK

08. August 2015 · Comments Off on Case Study: A Whole-Home Automation Project Fit for Royalty  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Hampshire-based integration firm, New Land Solutions, has excelled in an outstanding smart home renovation project in a fashionable part of London. Breath-taking in concept and implementation, the integrated solution for this project is built on the firm foundations of a Pakedge-controlled data network to help deliver optimum system performance, reliability, remote management and monitoring excellence.

Source: Case Study: A Whole-Home Automation Project Fit for Royalty | HiddenWires

23. July 2015 · Comments Off on Hive ups the ante on IoT with new range aimed at the man in the street · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

BRITISH GAS SUBSIDIARY Hive has made a number of announcements surrounding its connected home platform.The company confirmed at an event in London that it is finally expanding beyond the smart thermostat, which is already in 200,000 homes across the UK, to create a full home automation platform.

Source: Hive ups the ante on IoT with new range aimed at the man in the street- The Inquirer

17. July 2015 · Comments Off on Hive ups the ante on IoT with new range aimed at the man in the street · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

BRITISH GAS SUBSIDIARY Hive has made a number of announcements surrounding its connected home platform.The company confirmed at an event in London that it is finally expanding beyond the smart thermostat, which is already in 200,000 homes across the UK, to create a full home automation platform.

Source: Hive ups the ante on IoT with new range aimed at the man in the street- The Inquirer