19. August 2016 · Comments Off on 61% Of Smart-Home Revenue Came From Security Cameras In The Last Year  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

If consumers are shopping for smart-home products, security is likely top of mind.According to The NPD Group’s Connected Intelligence service, four out of 10 consumers who are at least somewhat interested in a smart home ranked making their home more secure and safe as the top reason driving their interest.

Source: 61% Of Smart-Home Revenue Came From Security Cameras In The Last Year | Twice

23. April 2016 · Comments Off on Wireless localizer means password-free WiFi, safer drones, and smarter homes · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Tired of crossing your fingers while trying to locate a WiFi signal? What if, instead, the WiFi could locate us?The smart cats at MIT are on it. In a new paper, a research team led by professor Dina Katabi of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) presents a system that enables a single WiFi access point to locate users to within tens of centimeters, without any external sensors. The group demonstrated the system in an apartment and a cafe, while also showing off a drone that maintains a safe distance from its user with a margin of error of about four centimeters.

Source: Wireless localizer means password-free WiFi, safer drones, and smarter homes | ZDNet

13. January 2016 · Comments Off on Aussie firm uses the Internet of Things to keep workers safe in desert heat · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Construction is a business that carries inherent risks, especially when your teams are working in one of the most remote regions of the world. Operating in the Australian outback, where heatstroke can injure or even kill workers in hours with little warning, engineering firm Laing O’Rourke uses the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to keep its workers safe.

Source: Aussie firm uses the Internet of Things to keep workers safe in desert heat | Internet of Things

14. December 2015 · Comments Off on The Internet of Things is Here – is Your Field Service Organization Ready? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

With billions of devices and sensors already connected, and that number increasing daily, it’s safe to say that the Internet of Things is disrupting life as we know it. Think about it – our every step is tracked via wearable fitness trackers. A smart thermostat can automatically adjust heating and cooling to optimize energy efficiency. Traffic patterns influence the way a smart traffic signal operates throughout the day. And, much like in our daily lives as consumers, the Internet of Things offers new oppor

Source: The Internet of Things is Here – is Your Field Service Organization Ready? (Oracle Customer Experience Blog)

27. October 2015 · Comments Off on Internet of Things: Use it with extreme care  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Do you know the vulnerabilities of some of the technologies you use every day? Everything we buy nowadays is connected to our WiFi, Bluetooth, Near Field Communications (NFC), fingerprint, face recognition, etc, etc… and while we think it’s safe because it comes from a reputable technology company, or a common Smartphone application, we need to realize that with every new connection we make to the Internet of Things (IoT), we increase our risk.

Source: Internet of Things: Use it with extreme care | TheHill