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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Long range high position sensors optimised for implementation in the harshest environments

The NCG-1-AL-UHV position sensors from Queensgate, based upon advanced proprietary capacitive technology, are now the longest range devices in the company’s portfolio. Their measurements can span across 11,000µm.

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Fruitless search for a parking space could be at an end for drivers in the New Zealand capital

Smart Parking has concluded negotiations with Wellington City Council and has been awarded the $1.4 million 5 year contract for the provision of 3,000 parking sensors in the Wellington CBD street parking areas.

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Connectivity on the edge

There is a technological tsunami heading straight to the centre of the mobile telecoms world. IoT promises a deluge of connected “things”, from smart water meters and remote perimeter access control systems to traffic congestion monitors and the intelligent home.

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Customisable IoT device launched with five sensors and ‘endless’ combination of tracking options

Symbisa, created by Hanhaa, is a multifunctional Internet of Things (IoT) device with five built-in sensors that make an endless combination of monitoring options possible.

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The industrial IoT: Connected devices for a more practical IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce. It’s less about the physical things that have a functional purpose, and it’s more about what becomes possible with the data that is produced by the sensors in those things.  This is especially true when you combine the sensor data

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What drives the trend to increasingly smarter buildings?

The building construction industry is an industry with long planning horizons, long execution cycles and a business model which rewards, with reason, a very low risk appetite. Timely delivery of a multi-year project to specification and on budget is what counts. Everything else is subservient, says Anton Hofland of 2024Sight, Inc.

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New sensor technologies will take wearables from hype to commercial success, says IDTechEx

There will be over 3 billion sensors in wearable technology devices by 2025, with more than 30% being emerging sensors types, says James Hayward of IDTechEx. This is one of the main conclusions from the company’s latest market research report, Wearable Sensors, 2015 – 2015.

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Autonomous drone launched to help you focus on your work, not on flying

Following two years of intensive development, Swiss civil drone producer, senseFly, has introduced eXom, a rotary drone designed to offer professional users unprecedented situational awareness.

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I’m 2.5 km below the earth’s surface … ‘Can you hear me now?’

Part of my rationale for spending money on space programmes is the number of spin-off technologies that have been created by/for the space industry… technologies that benefit all of us every single day.

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IHS report reveals Bosch as world’s top auto MEMS supplier in 2013

El Segundo, California, USA, June 27, 2014 — Last year, Bosch of Germany was the world’s top supplier of automotive microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors, a market in which shipments continue to expand strongly but where revenue was being squeezed by marked price erosion, according to a new report from IHS Technology.

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Smart grid sensor market set to double in size by 2014, according to study by IMS Research

Austin, Texas, USA – The market for smart grid sensors in North America is expected to grow dramatically during the next two years, according to a study published by IMS Research (now part of IHS Inc.).

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Micro sensors and MEMS components in mobile devices to generate almost US$8 billion by 2018

Hampshire, UK – A new Juniper Research report has found that the market for mobile MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors and components will reach almost US$8 billion in 2018. Such components include microphone and camera devices embedded within smartphones, tablets, eReaders and wearable devices.

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GE acquires PRESENS, Norway-based supplier of industrial sensors

Boston, Massachusetts, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — GE has announced the acquisition of PRESENS, a provider of pressure, temperature and flow measurement solutions. The acquisition expands GE’s portfolio of sensing solutions and will be part of the company’s Boston-based Measurement & Control business

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Abu Dhabi oil company selects wireless network for instant communication with wellheads

Toronto, Canada – Rugged industrial wireless products produced by Redline Communications Group, Inc., a provider of broadband wireless solutions for M2M communications, have been chosen to create a wireless infrastructure network for a major oil field operated in the United Arab Emirates by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO).

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Monitor uses GPRS to gather remote data

UK-based monitoring and control specialist Hanwell has launched ISense for data monitoring across a range of industries.

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