Research: Nest reveals consumer feelings about the IoT

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In research commissioned by Nest and undertaken by Kelton Global and Research Now, 80 percent of US consumers were found to want to make their homes smarter. This is just one finding amongst several which provides a positive impression about the future of the smart home market. 

The growing interest from consumers is equating to...

By Ryan Daws, 04 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Otis to use AT&T IoT technology to enhance lift connectivity

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Telco giant AT&T and Otis Elevator, a unit of United Technologies, have announced a partnership aiming to utilise IoT technology to improve connectivity of its lifts and escalators.

The collaboration will also ensure the provision of mobility to over 30,000 service employees at Otis companies across the globe.

Otis companies will utilise AT&T IoT technology to gather data from cell networks and connect to a new enhanced cloud environment. Otis will be able to make...

By IoT News, 25 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Why the network is the cornerstone of smart cities

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Research by Gartner predicts a 30% rise in connected “things” to 6.4 billion devices in 2016. These machine to machine (M2M) devices, networked into the Internet of Things (IoT), are starting to appear in urban, industrial and city environments - from security cameras and utility-monitoring sensors, to ticket barriers at stations and healthcare equipment in hospitals. All these applications require the support of 24/7 network...

By Johan Ragmo, 11 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Securing IoT: Taking the pulse of the network

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Manufacturers and developers from a diverse range of industries are already developing and integrating IoT devices into their products, and in the process are creating new and compelling services and business models. From connected cars and smart homes, to connected ‘wearables’ such as Fitbit and Jawbone, the IoT has already established itself.

As increasingly...

By John English, 07 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

More IoT device security woes in latest Bitdefender research

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New research shows that the move to smart homes is actually putting householders at risk of privacy theft after the discovery that a number of commonly used Internet of Things (IoT) consumer devices are vulnerable to cyber attack.

The study, by security provider Bitdefender, showed that four products – the LIFX Bulb, MUZO Cobblestone audio receiver, LinkHub and WeMo switch were all susceptible to breaches.

How each device connected to the Internet and the cloud, as well as the...

By IoT News, 04 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

Review: Netatmo Weather Station helps to master your surroundings

We're obsessed with the weather, especially us Brits whose stereotypical icebreaker is to discuss it. Creators of innovative smart home solutions, Netatmo, are helping us to at least offer more precise measurements during our awkward conversations with their dedicated Weather Station. 

The main Netatmo Weather Station kit consists of a mains-operated base station for indoor use, along with a smaller battery-operated unit for outdoor...

By Ryan Daws, 29 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Review: Philips sets the mood with Hue White Ambiance

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When it comes to smart lighting, Philips' Hue range is a leader due to its vast amount of integrations with third-party apps and devices. Your options when it comes to what Hue lighting you want is now bigger, with the launch of their "White Ambiance" lights earlier this month. 

Philips' White Ambiance starter kit is similar to its...

By Ryan Daws, 23 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Review: Piper NV is ear-splittingly good for security

Piper offers more than just an IoT security camera, it can also be a hub for your smart home through integration with Z-Wave compatible devices to easily offer a more complete home automation solution than we’ve seen from most individual products so far. 

Needless to say we're impressed with the level of integration which Piper supports, but how does the Piper NV stack up in other areas? 

By Ryan Daws, 10 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Review: Logi Circle captures life's best moments

Over the past few weeks there's been an uptick in IoT security cameras arriving in the office, so it's refreshing to use a camera less about protecting your home from thieves and more about capturing the moments in your life which matter. 

Logi Circle is a playful device, in line with the Logi brand, but should it take a spot on your shelf at home? 

By Ryan Daws, 04 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Smart Homes.