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