European Smart Homes 2018

ACI’s European Smart Homes 2018 will be taking place on 5th & 6th September in London, UK. The 3rd annual summit will bring together key industry stakeholders from the energy industry, IT, telecoms operators, utilities, insurance & property management companies, governments, consultants, solution and technology providers for two intensive days of insights, analyses, benchmarking and

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Smart Home Summit

Event date: November 1 – 2, 2016 Crowne Plaza, Palo Alto The creators of the Jetsons should have been paid for a lot more than just cartooning. Hanna-Barbera’s pre-apollo era sitcom imagined a future that looks alot like our gadget-filled present.Although we don’t have flying cars or self-propelling space suits, technologies today are making our home

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Making smart homes the rule, not the exception

Jetsons-style smart homes were once a pipe dream for consumers, however they are now slowly becoming a reality across the world.

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IoT shows its credentials as an enabler of a smarter future

With diminishing fossil fuel reserves, a rising global population, strong economic growth in developing countries and major concerns about our environment, controlling electricity consumption has become a serious and extremely challenging issue.

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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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ComfyLight Kickstarter campaign launched for smart light to protecting homes from intruders

ComfyLight – the smart security light and CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honouree – announced that it will launch its Kickstarter campaign with the aim of raising 50,000 Euros. The new and unique home security solution comes in the form of an LED lamp with the goal to actively protect homes from burglars.

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Smart Home takes centre stage at CES 2016

Smart Homes were one of the main topics at this year’s CES. Manufacturers like Samsung presented a wide range of new products and solutions such as the intelligent ‘Family Hub Refrigerator’, whilst other organisations like the ULE Alliance or the DSP Group announced new partnerships.

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Smart home technology: Providing independence to the elderly while strengthening family ties

As Baby Boomers age, the need for adult care and assisted living continues to grow. As of February 2015, 8.4 million people in the U.S. receive support annually from five main long-term care service options: home health agencies, nursing homes, hospices, residential care communities, and adult day service centers. Outside these facilities, 43.5 million family

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Why adding mesh to Bluetooth Smart will transform the Smart Home market

Ever since the Jetsons conjured up a smart home utopia 60 years ago there has been hype around devices that can make our home lives easier. Today that hype is beginning to turn into consumer support with research recently commissioned by Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) showing that almost half (46%) of consumers believe smart

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Americans and Europeans agree security is key in IoT marketplace survey

Essence, a provider of IoT, cloud-based connected-living solutions, recently surveyed consumers in the United States and Europe to gain insight into their priorities for IoT-based smart home management solutions.

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GreenPocket launches smart home software with integrated light management

Platform-independent smart home provider, GreenPocket, has launched new features for its smart home software. These include individual light management based on the OSRAM Lightify, a twilight function as well as the watt-based control of devices.

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Trash talking, smart cities and the IoT

Many of the things happening in today’s Smart Cities could more honestly be labeled as “progress”.  Smart Parking, Smart Homes and the like are just the next steps on a journey that perhaps began by replacing the cry of “gardyloo”1 with city plumbing.

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Exclusive Q&A with Doris Mattingly, Director of Engineering at Lantronix

In the first part of our interview with Doris Mattingly, Director of Engineering at Lantronix, we talk about what inspired her to pursue a career in electronics to begin with and her perception of the burgeoning IoT industry right now.

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Connected homes will drive greater growth when the IoT sector learns to work together, says DT

Jon Carter, UK head of Business Development – Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom, tells M2M Now‘s Jeremy Cowan about the opportunities to expand the take-up of connected home technologies.

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Compatibility and energy consumption are the keys to new smart home solutions

From new wireless solutions to intelligent door intercoms for the existing telephone system and wine refrigerators that can be monitored using an app, innovative smart home products were one of the highlights at CeBIT 2015.

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