23. June 2017 · Comments Off on Security systems are increasingly integrating with home automation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As home security systems continue to adapt with the current technology market, local experts say the trend is leading to integrated smart home setups with control at the fingertips becoming standard. “The ability to control your system from your smartphone device — that is becoming a trend that is pretty much now is going to be standard,” John Palmer, a sales manager for the Denison-based Four Feathers Alarm, said. Palmer said the trend is moving toward cellular monitoring — that is the full control of a home security system available through a smartphone, and the home security systems are becoming increasingly integrated with home automation systems.

Source: Security systems are increasingly integrating with home automation – News – Nueces County Record Star – Alice, TX

23. June 2017 · Comments Off on Will Security Dealers, Home Automation Pros or Comcast Own the Smart Home Cybersecurity Market? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Some entity will come to own the business of residential cybersecurity, network monitoring and remote managed services, but it’s unclear who that might be.It could be big home security dealers or central monitoring stations like ADT, commercial IT managed service providers like Accenture, cable companies like Comcast/Xfinity, electronics superstores like Best Buy/Magnolia, DIY networking companies like Eero or possibly, just possibly … home automation integrators, aka the “CEDIA channel.”

Source: Will Security Dealers, Home Automation Pros or Comcast Own the Smart Home Cybersecurity Market? – Security Sales & Integration

22. June 2017 · Comments Off on Home Automation Trend Clicks with More and More Consumers · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

According to a 2016 survey, home automation — such as home entry notifications and video monitoring — is gaining in popularity among parents. Today, nearly one in four parents either uses a home automation system or plans to within one year. The use of technology has become so prevalent that parents prefer using it to check on what’s happening at home, rather than friends or neighbors. According to survey results, 73 percent of parents rely on texting to check in with teens and tweens who are home alone at

Source: Home Automation Trend Clicks with More and More Consumers | Connected Life – Noozhawk.com

16. March 2016 · Comments Off on Why Every Healthcare Device Should be Connected to the Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There are myriad “things” that could benefit from having a Wi-Fi Internet connection, enabling access to devices and data anytime and anywhere.  Whether it’s a vibration device monitoring commercial building disturbances or irrigation controllers charged with watering acres of plants at a theme park, the Internet of Things (IoT) provides companies with an avenue to improve efficiency, add value, and ultimately make the “things” they manufacture “smart.”

Source: Why Every Healthcare Device Should be Connected to the Internet of Things | Lantronix

16. March 2016 · Comments Off on 8 Best Smart Locks for Your Home · Categories: News · Tags:

How many times have you walked away from home unable to remember whether you locked the door or not? With electronic locks, you receive an alert so that you can secure  it even if you’re away from home. There is also a convenience element as smart locks (via the Bluetooth connection in your smartphone) can automatically detect your presence and unlock your front door for you.It is also possible to generate passwords (that work only during times that you specify) instead of lending keys to others. You can know who entered your residence and synchronise  opening the door to other features, such as the activation of lights or an alarm system. If you are travelling, you can use the remote monitoring system to check every room of your home. There is also the possibility of leaving some smart lights connected as a protective measure, programming them to turn on using alternate schedules so that your home looks as though there are people inside. Whether you’re considering buying or, as an installer, recommending a smart door lock to a client, you should first know your options.

Source: 8 Best Smart Locks for Your Home | Voltimum UK

01. March 2016 · Comments Off on 5 Keys to Successful IoT Infrastructures  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Internet of Things may be among today’s most hyped technologies, but that’s not stopping some large enterprises from seeing positive results from early implementations. One example is Avnet, the $27.9 billion technology distributor that launched IoT in its global data center to better manage ambient temperatures and energy consumption. The combination of sensors and software continuously monitors temperatures and adjusts thermostats when necessary to stay within preset thresholds.“When we had a less accurate monitoring capability, we would err on the side of caution by over-cooling the data center,” says Steve Phillips, chief information officer. “We now consume less energy and, in turn, pay less for cooling the data center than we did in the past.”

Source: 5 Keys to Successful IoT Infrastructures | Network Computing

29. February 2016 · Comments Off on Telit’s IoT module approved for Verizon 4G network · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Telit’s LE866-SV1 Internet of Things (IoT) LTE Category 1 module has been approved for use on Verizon’s 4G wireless network.The LE866-SV1 is the world’s smallest LTE category 1 IoT module, and Verizon’s 4G is the largest LTE network in the US.The module is about the same size as a thumbnail, and it is ideal for IoT applications with severe space constraints like wearable trackers, health monitoring devices and smart watches.

Source: Telit’s IoT module approved for Verizon 4G network – Computer Business Review

20. February 2016 · Comments Off on Smart TVs Turn Into The Hub Of A Smart House  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Three major TV companies – LG, Samsung and Sony – are launching TVs that serve as home-automation hubs or connect to a hub to control multiple home systems.Here’s what the trio plans:

LG: The company’s new smart TVs with WebOS 3.0 will deliver onscreen control and monitoring of LG smart appliances and compatible other-brand products via Wi-Fi and Ethernet.

Source: Smart TVs Turn Into The Hub Of A Smart House | Twice

23. January 2016 · Comments Off on Top IoT and wearable tech trends for 2016: Smartwatches in transition as smartglasses rule · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The future of wearables, which includes activity trackers, smartwatches, smartglasses and embedded sensors in clothing, is quickly evolving and changing to reflect technological advances and new products available in the marketplace.At CES 2016, there was a plethora of wearable devices dominating the scene, particularly fitness trackers, sensors, smartwatches, virtual reality and augmented reality headsets, also known as smartglasses. Health-related wearables, particularly those for seniors and babies, and for monitoring sleep and health conditions, constituted a large segment of the new devices on display.

Source: Top IoT and wearable tech trends for 2016: Smartwatches in transition as smartglasses rule – TechRepublic

06. January 2016 · Comments Off on Helium’s smart IoT sensor kit gets a ship date · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Smart sensor start-up Helium will begin shipping development kits for its programmable IoT platform in February, the company confirmed at CES today. Dubbed the Helium Sensor Development Kit, it’s expected to make industrial and enterprise monitoring more straightforward, with a software-defined, field-programmable sensor.

Source: Helium’s smart IoT sensor kit gets a ship date – SlashGear