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The possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) are seemingly endless, and its applications extend beyond being used by homeowners and commercial businesses. This article will take a look at the way IoT protocols can be implemented alongside physical security, and explore whether or not this makes physical security smarter.
Pivot3 announced it experienced accelerated growth in 2017, including significant traction among multi-workload environments in data centers and smart city and safe city initiatives. In 2017, Pivot3’s sales increased by more than 65 percent from the first half to the second half of the year, reflecting the increased market demand for high-performance products like Pivot3’s Acuity platform and purpose-built appliances for streaming media.
Essence announced that its WeR@Home™ technology has been integrated with the Google Assistant, allowing WeR@Home customers to use the Google Assistant on their phone; voice-activated speaker, like Google Home; and more to operate their Essence-based IoT solutions. Essence WeR@Home Smart Living enables consumers to enjoy IoT’s possibilities through seamlessly and remotely managing their connected homes.
Control4 Corporation announced the immediate availability of the Control4® CA-1 Automation Controller. The CA-1 enables Control4 Dealers to provide an orchestrated smart home experience for homeowners interested in lighting, temperature control, and security. The new controller is designed to appeal to home builders, MDU developers, and hoteliers, giving them a way to differentiate with the inclusion of the most sought-after smart home experiences.
Hogar Controls is launching their new Pro Solutions lineup of control and automation products for the residential and commercial markets at ISE 2018. With a modern aesthetic at an affordable entry price, Hogar Controls® Pro Solutions line is designed to provide easy customization, flexibility and style for homeowners and building managers. At the core of Hogar Pro Solutions suite is the Home Controller (HC) Pro, a compact but powerful hub that uses Z-Wave Plus, Zigbee and Wi-Fi to connect and control smart home devices.
Arteco announced the availability of its redesigned and intuitive Arteco mobile application. The mobile app, which is designed to increase mobility and enhance the user experience. Designed for iOS and Android devices, the Arteco app delivers instant access to key functions of the Arteco Video Event Management Software (VEMS) platform and enables users to received alerts and alarms on-the-go.
Interlogix® announces new features and components of its UltraSync™ SmartHome system that will provide homeowners with more convenient, improved home security and automation solutions. Hands-free voice control, second-generation, high-definition cameras, an LTE cellular module and a soon-to-be-released doorbell camera will be on display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.
Global Net Solutions (GNS), an innovator in facilities-based smart security and business intelligence solutions, unveiled its S-Badge, a revolutionary IoT-based security solution designed to improve safety and tackle insider threats and breaches in high security environments, such as airports, hospitals, school districts and college campuses, government agencies and more.
The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, will host the largest smart home footprint this year at CES 2018. The Pavilion will for the first time include over 30 smart home brands with new IoT devices, along with a full walk through home demonstrating different brands working together to create one cohesive smart home experience.