Keeping smart homes safe and secure – Part 2

Active Assisted Living Elderly people represent an ever-growing proportion of the population. By 2025, there will be 820 million people aged 65 and older globally. The shift in demographics towards an ageing population will make it impossible to keep everyone who needs care in hospital. Fortunately, advanced bio‑monitoring systems and remote monitoring technologies make it

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Keeping smart homes safe and secure – Part 1

Connected safety and security systems and devices with remote monitoring capabilities are expanding their share of the global smart home market. A survey in the UK in July 2015 identified security as the second most important of five key drivers for the connected home, after smart energy. The BI Intelligence research company estimates that by

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Smart cities require a holistic approach to infrastructure – Part 1

The need to make cities sustainable will drive the adoption of a range of smart solutions.

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IoT to make buildings and cities ‘smarter’ – Part 2

Sensors everywhere There is a growing market for advanced occupancy sensors, carbon dioxide sensors, thermostats and photo sensors which can gather data about movement, heat, light and use of space to adapt to changing building conditions and make real-time alterations to a building’s environment.

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IoT to make buildings and cities ‘smarter’ – Part 1

The Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging as a main driver in the development of smart buildings.

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