Wyze customers view strangers’ camera feeds after glitch

Wyze, the maker of affordable home security cameras, experienced a glitch on Friday that allowed thousands of customers to access images and videos from cameras belonging to other users.

On Friday, an outage caused by a problem with an Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner left Wyze customers unable to view footage from their own cameras for several hours. As the company worked to restore service, approximately 13,000 Wyze users received thumbnails and video clips from cameras that...

Connexin wins UK’s largest smart water metering contract

Connexin has secured the largest smart water metering contract in the UK to date, winning a deal with Essex & Suffolk Water to supply up to one million smart water meters across Essex and Suffolk by 2035.

The deal will see Connexin install wireless network infrastructure and provide Itron smart water meters to Essex & Suffolk Water over the next 11 years. The meters will enable remote, real-time monitoring of household and business water usage. 

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Samsung and British Gas will help UK homes reduce energy use

Samsung is partnering with British Gas to help UK customers take control of their household energy consumption.

"As one of the UK’s most trusted brands, British Gas is the perfect fit for us as an innovative technology business. Together we are now able to harness SmartThings Energy to provide customers with easier control into optimising their daily routines and energy use," explained Chanwoo Park, Executive Vice President at Samsung.

The collaboration expands the...

Glasgow aims to become Europe’s largest IoT hub

A new partnership between the UK Government, Glasgow City Council, and the Smart Things Accelerator Centre (STAC) aims to transform Glasgow into Europe's largest IoT innovation hub.

The collaboration centres around a £2.5 million investment into a state-of-the-art 250-desk facility named "thebeyond" at SkyPark, Finnieston in Glasgow. The facility will serve as an accelerator for Glasgow's burgeoning IoT industry.

Partners believe Glasgow can become a global leader in...

Samsung wants to connect smart homes with vehicles

Samsung is collaborating with Hyundai to expand its SmartThings platform to support connected vehicles. The goal is to develop solutions that fully integrate the smart home and connected vehicles for future lifestyles.

The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 3 January to work together over the next few years. The partnership will connect Samsung’s SmartThings platform with Hyundai and Kia connected vehicles to develop “Home-to-Car” and...

Huawei forecasts growth in digital energy and smart car solutions

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is targeting growth in 2024 for its newer business areas including digital energy and smart vehicle solutions, according to rotating chairman Hu Houkun. 

In an end-of-year memo, Hu said the company expects to surpass 700 billion yuan ($103 billion) in sales for 2023. While its core ICT infrastructure business "will remain robust," greater momentum is building behind the firm’s digital energy and smart vehicle solutions.

"The...

Haltian RADAR aims to revolutionise parking management 

Haltian has unveiled RADAR, a cutting-edge wireless sensor designed for precise vehicle detection. The launch marks a significant expansion of Haltian's IoT sensor portfolio, opening new avenues for its application in diverse settings.

Operational through the measurement of distance via radio wave signals, RADAR provides accurate and reliable identification of vehicle movement.

Real-time data on vehicle occupancy is seamlessly transmitted to the Haltian backend and...

Smart traffic management spending to increase 75% by 2028

A new study by Juniper Research predicts significant growth in smart traffic management spending over the next five years.

Juniper’s report forecasts that global spending on smart traffic management solutions will reach $18.6 billion by 2028, a 75 percent increase from the 2023 figure of $10.6 billion.

The growth is attributed to rising government investments in smart city initiatives, with transportation infrastructure being central to urban transformation projects....

Matter 1.2 supports new device types alongside other enhancements

The Connectivity Standards Alliance has announced the release of Matter 1.2, the second update to the Matter standard.

Matter 1.2 – now available for device manufacturers and platforms – brings a slew of enhancements, including nine new device types, core specification improvements, and robust certification and testing tools.

New device types

Matter 1.2 introduces support for a range of new devices, enhancing interoperability and security. These...

Next-gen street lights will transform UK cities

Smart street lights capable of charging electric vehicles and enhancing wireless coverage are slated to grace towns and cities across the UK.

Amidst the surging demand for wireless services, companies are increasingly eyeing the potential of lamp posts, traffic lights, CCTV columns, benches, bins, and bus stops as prime real estate for digital infrastructure installation.

Six diverse areas from across the UK have been selected to receive funding for pioneering the...