Smart homes are the next big thing. You may not realize it yet, but somewhere your day will be easier because of it. Smart home technology is not only impacting the houses its installed into. Its reach stretches to other industries like business, science and even health care. Here is an infographic detailing the numbers and change caused by smart homes. The rapid rate of growth in the smart home industry has an effect on all kinds of industries.
Bosch is growing with connected energy and building solutions. Last year, the Energy and Building Technology business sector sold some 13 million web-enabled devices – everything from connected heating, cooling, and ventilation systems in office buildings, to smart home applications. Bosch is also focusing on platforms and partnerships in its energy and building technology activities.
In contrast to exposed smart doorbells, the theft-proof indoor Brinno DUO camera provides a clear image of visitors via a built-in 2.7-inch LCD screen, transforming the hard-to-see peephole into clear front head-to-shoulder images. These images are automatically saved onto an SD card locally in the device. For residents not at home, they can use Brinno’s app to see a live view of their front door area or check the visitor log remotely anywhere and at any time.
FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the FLIR Firefly® camera family, the industry’s first deep learning inference-enabled machine vision camera. The FLIR Firefly, which integrates the Intel Movidius Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU), is designed for image analysis professionals using deep learning for more accurate decisions, and faster, easier system development. The FLIR Firefly combines a new, affordable machine vision platform with the power of deep learning to address complex and subjective problems such as recognizing faces or classifying the quality of a solar panel.
The “Enjoy Smart Life” imou Brand Launch Conference was held in Beijing, where industry – experts, imou primary partners, and user representatives gathered together to witness the launch of imou and the new brand image it delivers. The conference also demonstrated new AI products and “1+N+X” concept. As a Dahua Technology’s brand for consumer IoT products, imou is based on the “Dahua Heart of City (HOC)” framework, focusing on a new brand strategy for global market to provide high quality products & services for consumers.
Dortronics continues to enhance its portfolio of smart door interlock and mantrap solutions with their highly versatile and economical 4800 Series Intelligent Interlock Controllers and 4900 Series PLC Mantrap Controllers, which are both prominently featured in the company’s new exhibit at GSX 2018. The 4800 Series Door Interlock Controller accommodates up to five doors, including doors with automatic openers. The unit features adjustable timers for propped door time, panic release unlock time, and unlock pause time for REX unlock time.
The Z-Wave Alliance is hosting their annual Z-Wave Fall Summit on September 24-26, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Twice a year, the 700+ member consortium holds member summits in the U.S. and in Europe where attendees listen to and participate in a series of engaging panels, fireside chats, and workshops led by industry leaders and peers on smart home and IoT. The two-day event will take place at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue and commence with a keynote by Katelyn Mason of Google on The Future of the Intelligent Interactions, with insight into future products that will take advantage of ambient computing and contextual awareness.
Nest and Google have announced that starting on Wednesday, the Nest x Yale lock will gain compatibility with the Google Assistant. In more concrete terms, it’ll add voice commands to let users remotely check the status of the lock and lock their doors from any location. You’ll be able to lock the door by voice – but, it’s worth noting, not unlock it… because, you know, security.
Swann becomes the first security company to launch Google Assistant voice control on its wired multi-camera 4K surveillance systems. Swann is providing users with a home security system that has improved heat-sensing activity detection and amazing 4K Ultra HD video resolution. Easily viewed on TV, computer or hand-held devices through the HomeSafe View app, the 4K systems are designed for security deterrence with increased image clarity so you can see what’s really happening.
Genetec announced the new ‘File Request’ feature for its Genetec Clearance™ digital evidence management system. The feature is designed to make it easy for the general public and private businesses to contribute to crime-solving efforts by sharing relevant video and photos from their cell phones and surveillance systems with law enforcement agencies. The new feature is simple to use: investigators create a file request link or QR code that can be shared with the public in a variety of ways such as via social media, on the web or on the news. Contributors can then upload videos, photos, and other evidence directly into Clearance for police officers, investigators and security managers to review and use as part of their investigation.