Review: NETGEAR Arlo Q offers impersonal security

When a networking giant like NETGEAR announces they've entered the smart home space; you expect a high-level of reliability just like the rest of their equipment. Last year saw the release of the wireless Arlo security camera, and this year a new camera joins the range in the form of the Arlo Q

Earlier this week, IoT Tech took a trip over to an event in London where we heard many bold claims about the new camera and received a sample for us to put through its paces. In...

By Ryan Daws, 19 February 2016, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Review: Welcome home Netatmo

Netatmo’s security camera, Welcome, is getting better with age. Last month, the Welcome received an update with improved facial recognition, smoke alarm detection, and personal FTP storage. The update has prompted us to give the device a proper test, and see how it's getting on in the increasingly crowded market. 

"Welcome is a game changer, making smart homes even smarter," claims Fred Potter, Founder and CEO at Netatmo. "It is the most...

By Ryan Daws, 12 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

How IoT is set to work for demand response use cases

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Energy management technology developer Rainforest Automation has launched a new range of products and services that make use of the Internet of Things (IoT) and industry standard protocols such as OpenADR, ZigBee, WiFi, and Internet Protocol (IP) to provide a solution that brings together resources from widely distributed homes and small businesses.

Rainforest’s portfolio is targeted at utilities that are looking to deploy Demand Response programs for their residential and small...

By IoT News, 08 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Why this year’s CES showed the IoT is here to stay

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CES 2016, the year’s hottest trade show for consumer electronics, featured a broad swath of tech products across a large number of industries. However, one cohesive theme resounded: the IoT is firmly here, and those that wish to remain relevant had best get on board. The increased viability of...

By Eran Eshed, 01 February 2016, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes, Wearables.

WRD Systems: Our vision for the Internet of Things – less hype, more M2M

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The problem with the Internet of Things is that few people truly understand what it is really about.

A large percentage of people who do understand it tend to discard it as yet another marketing hype such as “the cloud” with very little real substance. Due to all kinds of news reports on security issues, vendor lock-ins and lack of open standards, cost overruns, etc. these people tend to see their opinions confirmed.

We also tend to agree with this group – to a...

By Johan Dams, 13 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Manufacturing and transportation dominate worldwide IoT spending in 2015 – other verticals to overtake

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An IDC spending guide projects the IoT industry will see a 17% CAGR in the period 2015–2019 to reach $1.3 trillion at the end of the timeframe. Asia/Pacific will dominate spending from a geographical point of view, accounting for 40% of the worldwide total in 2015. North America and Western Europe will take second and third place, accounting for $250 billion in combined...

By IoT News, 15 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Eindhoven University develops self-charging wireless sensor

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Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a tiny wireless temperature sensor powered by radio waves from the sensor's wireless network.

The unique power source means the sensor does not have to be charged by wire, nor does it require a battery change. It could have several applications, including within smart buildings, payment systems, wireless...

By IoT News, 09 December 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Smart cities to use 1.6 billion connected things by 2016

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A new Gartner study has estimated that smart commercial buildings will be the highest IoT user until 2017, after which smart homes will take over with just over one billion connected things in 2018.

The Gartner study estimates that 1.6 billion connected things will be in use by smart cities in 2016, marking an increase of 39% from 2015.

IoT implementation can greatly benefit commercial real estate, offering a unified view for...

By IoT News, 08 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Bluetooth IoT roadmap for 2016 unveiled, greater speeds and range promised

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In order to ensure the relevance of Bluetooth in the IoT, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has planned a number of enhancements as part of its 2016 technology roadmap, including longer range, higher speeds, and mesh networking.

The improvements are being put in place in order to cater to the demands of industries such as smart home, industrial automation, location-based services and smart infrastructure. Products such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are already being used on...

By IoT News, 19 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes, Standards.