24. June 2016 · Comments Off on How to use a smartphone to protect your home · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Summer vacation is near as Arizona families journey to places such as Disneyland, San Diego or relatives’ homes.Emerging technological advances have created an affordable arsenal to ensure the home vacationers left is the home they return to.Do-it-yourself smart-device security increasingly is used to monitor homes when owners are away or even to view its occupants — from children arriving from school to the dog that’s prone to tearing up furniture. Phoenix is the No. 1 real-estate market for smart-home features such as automated lighting, electronic locks and smart thermostats, according to an analysis released this year by realtor.com.

Source: How to use a smartphone to protect your home

04. May 2015 · Comments Off on On-Ramp Wireless Looks to Catch Coming Wave of IoT Technologies  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As the Internet of Things comes of age, San Diego’s On-Ramp Wireless may be one of the prototypical companies to emerge among a wave of IoT technologies known as low-power wide-area networks.¶In contrast to bandwidth-hungry wireless networks that require high power to drive video streaming and other high-volume data applications, low-power networks are intended to connect inexpensive devices that only need to occasionally “chirp” bursts of data. Think of electric and water meters, smoke alarms, parking meters, streetlights, traffic sensors, building controls, energy management systems, location tracking devices, and industrial sensor networks.

Source: On-Ramp Wireless Looks to Catch Coming Wave of IoT Technologies | Xconomy

22. April 2015 · Comments Off on What makes San Diego so smart? National Geographic has thoughts on that · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

A National Geographic series on smart cities will showcase San Diego in an hour-long documentary scheduled to start airing on the National Geographic Channel in 60 countries beginning April 25. A Times of San Diego report says the documentary “uncovers what makes this unique city one of the most innovative, forward-thinking cities across the globe.”

via Smart Cities Council | What makes San Diego so smart? National Geographic has thoughts on that.

14. April 2015 · Comments Off on San Diego selected for National Geographic Channel “Smart Cities · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The city of San Diego was selected by the National Geographic Channel to be featured as part of a series of “Smart Cities” to air on the National Geographic channel. The only city in North America to be profiled, San Diego was chosen because of the region’s quality of life, technology sector, local innovators, green practices and public planning.

San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer announced today that the series will begin airing April 25th. The program will highlight areas of the city including life sciences, high technology and craft brewing industries.

via San Diego selected for National Geographic Channel “Smart Cities – KUSI News – San Diego, CA.

22. November 2014 · Comments Off on RFID Journal Introduces Internet of Things Conference · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

RFID Journal announced today that it is launching the Internet of Things Conference, to be co-located with the RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 conference and exhibition, taking place in San Diego, Calif. The Internet of Things Conference will focus on helping companies use IoT technologies to add value to their products, engage consumers in new and exciting ways, gather data about environmental conditions, create enhanced service-level agreements, and develop new business models.

via RFID Journal Introduces Internet of Things Conference – RFID Journal.