Internet of Things

Is IoT Making Physical Security Smarter?

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.

GreenPeak Launches Next Generation ZigBee Radio Chip and Modules for Internet of Things and Smart Home Networks

GreenPeak Technologies, the industry leading Smart Home semi-conductor/system company, launched the new GP691 ZigBee communication controller chip and GPM6000 integrated ZigBee Modules for Smart Home and IoT networks and devices. The new GP691 ZigBee communications controller provides robust IEEE Standard 802.15.4-compliant spread spectrum data communication in the worldwide 2.4 GHz band and is capable of running the full stack and application for ZigBee applications, including ZHA and ZLL profiles.

What to Expect at CES 2015: 4K Video, Broadwell Chips, and Smart Homes

For years, consumer technology has resided in two rooms: the office, and the living room. At CES 2015, expect it to colonize the rest of the home. That’s not to say that you won’t find traditional PCs and televisions this week in Las Vegas. But consumer firms have moved beyond those mature, traditional markets into mobile technology, wearables, and cars – and they keep moving. This year, the theme of the show may very well be the connected home, as smartphones and tablets take on a new role as control devices for the Internet of Things.

Video Surveillance Predictions for 2015 and Beyond; Game-Changing Trends and Technologies

With the Internet of Things (IoT) a hot topic throughout 2014, consumers and businesses are increasingly aware of the advantages of IP connectivity. And security professionals and business owners are keenly aware of the concept’s importance in ensuring the safety of their clients and organizations respectively. The new HD standard 4K or ‘Ultra HD’ have been two of the year’s most talked-about technologies and the next natural step in the industry’s ongoing endeavors to enhance image quality and greater surveillance coverage.

GreenPeak Announces Smart Home Senior Lifestyle System

GreenPeak Technologies, an industry leading Smart Home semi-conductor/system company, announces the availability of Senior Lifestyle sensor and cloud based intelligent system technology for service providers and retailers. The Senior Lifestyle System empowers children and their elderly parents to privately and securely share lifestyle information, enabling the seniors to feel safe and live longer at home independently, while their children feel secure that their parents are safe and well.

Only One in 10 Consumers Claim to Be Familiar With Smart Home Devices

A smart thermostat is the most popular potential smart home purchase. – The Internet of Things may be a hot topic in tech circles but it appears that it’s not a popular topic of discussion in the average US household, yet. A new white paper, Smart Home Ecosystem: IoT and Consumers created and published jointly by the Consumer Electronics Association and Parks Associates shows that when it comes to smart thermostats, smartphone-operated security systems, and app-controlled lighting systems US consumers are still very much in the dark.

Swann Bets Home Security Trumps Automation in the Internet of Things

he Swann security system supports its own hardware, but also third-party products such as the Philips Hue Lighting system and the Nest thermostat (as well as its own). When the chief executive of Swann Security popped into see the chief technology officer a year or two ago, the resulting conversation changed the strategic direction of the company.

Swann sold security cameras and other sensors through retailers such as Harvey Norman and Dick Smith. It was a good business that was enjoying a period of sustained growth.

Led by Boeing Vet, Tempered Networks Securing the Internet of Things

Here’s a scary headline: “BlackEnergy crimeware coursing through US control systems.” That’s from a report on a security vulnerability discovered in the Internet-connected pieces of industrial infrastructure that control things like electricity generation and water systems. A Seattle startup says its technology, first developed to help secure robotic tooling on Boeing’s 777 assembly lines, can help.

What Exactly Does ‘Safe Cities’ Mean?

Also known as smart cities and closely linked to the ‘internet of things’, the safe cities concept is broad and nebulous – IFSEC asked a range of security experts what it means to them. The CCTV expert: Simon Adcock, CCTV section chairman, BSIA; MD, Atec Security – – Cities are dynamic, complex environments and securing their prosperity through protecting population, assets and reputation is a major challenge.

Evolution Of Smart Homes: 64% Of Smart Devices Connected To Security Or Home Control

Is this the year of the smart home? If so, it looks like security and home control are two of the driving forces. According to a new research report by Parks Associates, about 64 percent of the smart devices currently in the home are part of security or home control systems. The report, Evolution of […]