5.7 million small business and home alarm systems will be connected to European cellular networks in 2018

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, shipments of wireless M2M modules for security applications in EU27+2 is forecasted to grow from 4.8 million in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.3 percent to reach 18.7 million in 2018. Continue reading “5.7 million small business and home alarm systems will be connected to European cellular networks in 2018”

New Year, New App: 11 Home Security Apps

Smartphones and homes go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or, if you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution, maybe green drinks and the gym. With the New Year, here are new or refreshed home security app features available to dealers — that offer home owners new levels of control wherever they are.

“With Anywhere Access, I get home control no matter where I am. I can pull into work, tap the Control4 app on my iPhone, and check that all the doors are locked. I can be halfway around the world and get an alert when my kids unlock the door after school, or if the door opens when no one is supposed to be there. I know my home is secure, and if it’s not I can act quickly,” said Joe Hageman, a longtime Control4 customer who uses the Control4 Anywhere Access App.

“Security professionals must cater to evolving consumer expectations, and today the expectation is convenience…[and providing]homeowners anywhere, anytime visibility and control of their connected home,” said Alan Stoddard, senior marketing director, Honeywell Security Products Americas, which offers the Total Connect App.

Whether they need to check in on a pet, get confirmation that the kids have made it home from school safely, or make sure there are no intruders in the home, these home security apps have got the home owners’ backs. Think Bluetooth, voice control, eKeys, TV control and more cool new features. These 11 apps showcase some of the new developments hitting home control apps in 2014. In alphabetical order:

ADT Pulse App
With the ADT Pulse mobile app access on your iPhone™ or iPad™, home owners are in the know, even when on the go. They can also get ADT Pulse wireless mobile access on their Blackberry™, Droid™ or other Web-enabled mobile device. Home owners can arm or disarm the alarm system, receive text and video alerts from the home, view real-time video, adjust lights or thermostats and more.

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Source: SDMmag.com

 

 

Why Google Bought Nest and What It Could Mean for Your Home (VIDEO)

Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, creator of the smart thermostat and smoke detector, caught many industry watchers by surprise. But Google’s move to snap up one of the leading companies in the nascent field of devices that are paving the way for the “Internet of Things” is only surprising if you don’t know what Nest is all about. Continue reading “Why Google Bought Nest and What It Could Mean for Your Home (VIDEO)”

Netricity™ Program Will Certify Products to the New Standard

The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, congratulates the industry on approval of the IEEE 1901.2 Standard for Low-Frequency Narrow-Band Powerline Communications. Certification of products to the new standard will benefit urban and long-distance communications through existing transformers in the electricity distribution network using frequencies below 500 kHz, while supporting data rates of up to 500 kbps. The technology also addresses requirements that facilitate communication privacy and secure networks, and enables IPv6 Smart Grid solutions with a new benchmark of performance and reliability. Continue reading “Netricity™ Program Will Certify Products to the New Standard”

Proposal “Digital Single Market in the Connected Continent” is a ticking bomb in European telecommunications market.

EU Vice President’s Neelie Kroes new proposal for the “Digital Single Market in the Connected Continent” is a ticking bomb in the European telecommunications market and will likely have a negative impact on telecom investment in coming years Continue reading “Proposal “Digital Single Market in the Connected Continent” is a ticking bomb in European telecommunications market.”