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Apple may soon hide fingerprint sensors in iPhone screens

Apple may soon hide fingerprint sensors in iPhone screens

February 28, 2017

A patent filed by Apple shows how it might be done amid rumors this year’s iPhone will get rid of the home button.

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D-Link releases first Apple HomeKit security camera

D-Link releases first Apple HomeKit security camera

February 24, 2017

With Apple's Home app, users can receive notifications from the camera and unify home devices easily.

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Nest adds automatic door detection feature to its security cameras

Nest adds automatic door detection feature to its security cameras

February 23, 2017

With the latest app update, Nest Cams can assign on their own doors as "activity zones" for monitoring.

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IoT market to expand to 8.4 billion devices in 2017

IoT market to expand to 8.4 billion devices in 2017

February 22, 2017

Increase in consumer service options drives IoT growth.

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Welcome to the virtual smart home: Gesture-controlled AR hub is here

Welcome to the virtual smart home: Gesture-controlled AR hub is here

February 17, 2017

The Hayo device 3D scans an area or object and transforms it into a smart device controller.

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Water leak detector alerts via social media

Water leak detector alerts via social media

February 15, 2017

The HSWD notifies owners fast if there are leaks from a roof, washing machine, toilet, water tank or dishwasher.

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CAGR for RFID lock market nearly 17% through 2020

CAGR for RFID lock market nearly 17% through 2020

February 14, 2017

Smart units are starting to become popular in hotels and apartments.

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$80 mini camera sees 360 degrees, links up 'smart' devices

$80 mini camera sees 360 degrees, links up 'smart' devices

February 09, 2017

The Mini 360 Plus motion-tracking surveillance camera supports IFTTT.

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Handy keyfob backs up 4 RFID credentials

Handy keyfob backs up 4 RFID credentials

February 08, 2017

With a simple learning mode, the keyfob can get data easily when held near other keyfobs and cards.

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Global video doorbell market CAGR at 28 percent through 2022

Global video doorbell market CAGR at 28 percent through 2022

February 07, 2017

IHS expects that more units will be integrated in home alarm systems soon.

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Smart home camera detects facial expressions

Smart home camera detects facial expressions

February 03, 2017

The Hugo camera can activate home entertainment or cooling systems when the owner feels angry or sad.

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Amazon Echo-controlled lock runs on solar, battery power

Amazon Echo-controlled lock runs on solar, battery power

February 03, 2017

The Array door lock's PV panel draws extra energy for Wi-Fi and other smart features.

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Access control market poised for 6.8 percent growth in 2017

Access control market poised for 6.8 percent growth in 2017

February 02, 2017

Support for mobile credentials and advanced detection features make systems more attractive to buyers.

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Motion-sensing floodlight doubles as Echo-controlled security camera

Motion-sensing floodlight doubles as Echo-controlled security camera

January 26, 2017

The lighting fixture's settings can be adjusted by voice commands or an app.

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Real estate companies new target markets for smart locks

Real estate companies new target markets for smart locks

January 26, 2017

Smart lock company Latch is focusing on real estate developers instead of selling to consumers.

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Nest expands to 4 new markets in Europe

Nest expands to 4 new markets in Europe

January 24, 2017

The company's smart home products are now sold in 11 countries.

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IoT spending hit estimated $737 billion in 2016

IoT spending hit estimated $737 billion in 2016

January 18, 2017

Hardware is predicted to take up a big portion of IoT spending in the next few years.

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Smart home market to reach $195 billion by 2021

Smart home market to reach $195 billion by 2021

January 18, 2017

Large tech companies will face increased competition in the coming years.

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Smart smoke alarm tells users where fire is

Smart smoke alarm tells users where fire is

January 12, 2017

Netatmo's new smoke detector sends alerts to users' smartphones and works with Apple HomeKit.

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These smart lights can monitor your home

These smart lights can monitor your home

January 10, 2017

Stack's Home Awareness update notifies users if someone is detected in the home while they are away.

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ZigBee Alliance offers universal language for IoT

ZigBee Alliance offers universal language for IoT

January 06, 2017

Dotdot is the Zigbee Alliance's answer to the plethora of incompatible smart home devices.

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Smart home assistants dominate CES, Alexa stays strong

Smart home assistants dominate CES, Alexa stays strong

January 06, 2017

AI assistants are propagating and becoming more niche, but many hardware developers just want to use Amazon Alexa.

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New Bluetooth bulb connects directly to Siri

New Bluetooth bulb connects directly to Siri

January 06, 2017

By supporting Apple HomeKit directly, users can control the LED bulb without the use of an additional hub.

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Amazon Echo sales doubled in 2016

Amazon Echo sales doubled in 2016

January 05, 2017

Amazon's smart home support helps it stay ahead of the competition.

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Everything will soon be 'smart' with NFC tags, even beer

Everything will soon be 'smart' with NFC tags, even beer

January 04, 2017

Thin Film is getting its NFC tags put on craft beer sold in the US.

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Smart lighting poised to be a $51 billion market by 2025

Smart lighting poised to be a $51 billion market by 2025

December 29, 2016

Smart lighting is expected to be more than half of the lighting market within a few years.

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Thermal imaging market worth $10 billion by 2021

Thermal imaging market worth $10 billion by 2021

December 29, 2016

The industry is expected to post an average CAGR of nearly 6 percent over five years.

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Google now has its own smart home OS

Google now has its own smart home OS

December 28, 2016

Android Things emphasizes Google's own Weave communication standard to connect to other Android devices.

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Logitech's Circle security camera now recognizes people

Logitech's Circle security camera now recognizes people

December 22, 2016

A new update for the camera puts a greater emphasis on Logitech's services, but boosts free cloud storage to 14 days.

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Virginia to get new homes with built-in Amazon Alexa

Virginia to get new homes with built-in Amazon Alexa

December 21, 2016

These will be the first smart homes constructed from the ground up with an integrated digital assistant.

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Global doorphone market to grow through 2020

Global doorphone market to grow through 2020

December 21, 2016

The popularity of smart homes boosts demand for doorphones in many regions.

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Most PC owners will get Microsoft's Amazon Echo competitor for free

Most PC owners will get Microsoft's Amazon Echo competitor for free

December 15, 2016

Rather than develop separate hardware, Microsoft is making anything running Windows a potential smart home hub.

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Amazon Go: RFID wins, Google loses

Amazon Go: RFID wins, Google loses

December 14, 2016

The grocery store concept of Amazon relies on wireless communication and it could be a boon for RFID stickers.

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Gallery View: Spy camera pens reveal connectivity, big storage

Gallery View: Spy camera pens reveal connectivity, big storage

December 13, 2016

Models that are easy to access via wireless networks and apps, and have extended storage capacity are on the rise.

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Smart home security worth $22.1 billion by 2021

Smart home security worth $22.1 billion by 2021

December 09, 2016

A new report shows that the smart home security market will have a CAGR of 40 percent over the next five years.

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Amazon's next Echo could integrate a touchscreen

Amazon's next Echo could integrate a touchscreen

December 07, 2016

Amazon is reportedly developing a new Echo device with a 7in screen, making Echo more than a voice-controlled smart home hub.

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Smallest home automation remote robot for switches

Smallest home automation remote robot for switches

December 06, 2016

The cubic robot helps turn things on and off remotely via its tiny arm.

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Amazon Echo has new competitor from China

Amazon Echo has new competitor from China

December 02, 2016

Unlike the Echo, the LingLong DingDong speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Z-Wave updates security of its smart home wireless standard

Z-Wave updates security of its smart home wireless standard

November 29, 2016

The security update is backwards compatible with devices already on the market and comes after a massive hijacking of IoT devices.

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RFID lock is 'invisible'

RFID lock is 'invisible'

November 29, 2016

The card- or fob-accessible Senseon lock can be hidden in storage furniture and doors without compromising surface design.

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Logitech pivots to IoT, smart homes to resume growth

Logitech pivots to IoT, smart homes to resume growth

November 25, 2016

After moving away from PC peripherals, the company is now poised for a 10 percent increase in sales in 2017.

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Smart bulb learns lighting preferences, extends Wi-Fi

Smart bulb learns lighting preferences, extends Wi-Fi

November 24, 2016

With AI, the Helium Wi-Fi bulb can switch automatically lighting modes according to users' routines.

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Smart security market to post 22.58% CAGR through 2020

Smart security market to post 22.58% CAGR through 2020

November 23, 2016

Wireless IP cameras are expected to become more popular during the forecast period.

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Smart security lights 'greet' visitors, deter intruders

Smart security lights 'greet' visitors, deter intruders

November 22, 2016

Kuna's lighting fixtures can now play prerecorded voice messages and sounds.

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Smart home hub lets you control devices via gestures

Smart home hub lets you control devices via gestures

November 18, 2016

Users can activate easily lights, speakers, thermostats and mobile devices at home by waving a hand near the Bixi controller.

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Where are we with Thread IoT?

Where are we with Thread IoT?

November 17, 2016

Thread rolled back its upcoming 1.0-spec IoT products but is starting to prepare its 1.1 spec.

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iHome puts 5 sensors in 1 HomeKit device

iHome puts 5 sensors in 1 HomeKit device

November 15, 2016

The ISS50 5-in-1 SmartMonitor can detect motion, temperature, light, sound and humidity.

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Future surveillance cameras will be more secure

Future surveillance cameras will be more secure

November 10, 2016

Vulnerabilities in IoT devices are forcing manufacturers to take digital security more seriously.

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Doorbells, buzzers can be air quality monitors

Doorbells, buzzers can be air quality monitors

November 09, 2016

Converted units support low-power and stable operation.

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Logitech Harmony smart home hub supports Amazon Alexa

Logitech Harmony smart home hub supports Amazon Alexa

November 08, 2016

The new support for the popular digital assistant allows people to control 270,000 compatible devices with voice commands.

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Door lock fits many features on its small round face

Door lock fits many features on its small round face

November 02, 2016

The all-in-one Gate lock has a key cylinder, keypad and camera on its surface.

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Crowdfunded smart home speaker emphasizes music curation

Crowdfunded smart home speaker emphasizes music curation

October 28, 2016

The speaker uses the SoundHound digital assistant in a high-quality speaker to find a place in users' smart homes.

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Smarter event-analyzing security cameras to emerge soon

Smarter event-analyzing security cameras to emerge soon

October 28, 2016

Hikvision is adding Project Tango and DJI's Phantom 4 drone’s Myriad chip to its security cameras.

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Selfies on the rise as popular form of biometric security

Selfies on the rise as popular form of biometric security

October 25, 2016

Companies like Uber and MasterCard are using facial recognition to verify users' identities.

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LPWA nets call on cellular partners

LPWA nets call on cellular partners

October 20, 2016

IoT drives race in low power, wide area networks

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Home automation market to reach $25.3 billion by 2021

Home automation market to reach $25.3 billion by 2021

October 20, 2016

The US, Europe and China will make up more than 80 percent of the market.

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Gallery View: Value-added IP cameras from South Korea

Gallery View: Value-added IP cameras from South Korea

October 12, 2016

South Korea suppliers offer various software and hardware options, and combine products and services.

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LIFX's new smart bulb extends security camera night vision

LIFX's new smart bulb extends security camera night vision

October 11, 2016

The innovative lighting fixture gives off IR light that IR cameras can use to cover a wider view in total darkness.

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Amazon Alexa to bridge smart homes, Ford cars

Amazon Alexa to bridge smart homes, Ford cars

October 11, 2016

Users will soon be able to control vehicles from the house and vice versa via simple voice instructions.

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Flex: A versatile security camera for everyone

Flex: A versatile security camera for everyone

October 07, 2016

Canary's Flex is the first wireless, battery-powered camera that can be used indoors and outdoors because of its weather resistance.

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Portable security camera runs 2 years on 2 AA batteries

Portable security camera runs 2 years on 2 AA batteries

October 05, 2016

Blink, a small security camera with a separate internet connection module, has a long operation time for recording 10 five-second videos per day.

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Wink Hub 2 is faster than ever, supports 6 wireless standards

Wink Hub 2 is faster than ever, supports 6 wireless standards

October 04, 2016

The new Wink Hub places an emphasis on security and has eight times more RAM than the first-generation version.

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Amazon Echo & how it resonates

Amazon Echo & how it resonates

September 30, 2016

Devices like the Amazon Echo have made smart listening home hubs popular and could impact the market for microphones and processors.

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Thousands of people around the world are getting RFID implants

Thousands of people around the world are getting RFID implants

September 27, 2016

Electronic tag implants can be used to open doors and store crucial medical information.

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Smart door lock jumbles PIN on touchpad after use

Smart door lock jumbles PIN on touchpad after use

September 22, 2016

The PIN Genie lock provides a simpler way of protecting codes from being seen easily by nearby people and hidden cameras.

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Vibrance: A smart light bulb you can smell

Vibrance: A smart light bulb you can smell

September 21, 2016

The intelligent lighting fixture diffuses scents that help users wake up on time feeling revitalized.

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Global digital door lock system market worth $11.23 billion by 2024

Global digital door lock system market worth $11.23 billion by 2024

September 21, 2016

Biometric systems are predicted to remain popular during the forecast period.

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Nest now selects footage that users need to see

Nest now selects footage that users need to see

September 14, 2016

Nest's Sightline feature highlights footage with movement in it so users can easily go through their footage history.

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Lucy is a giant wall tablet that controls the smart home

Lucy is a giant wall tablet that controls the smart home

September 14, 2016

The wall-mounted display removes the friction in the smart home by allowing anyone in the family to hop on and control "connected" devices.

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Kwikset is back with a lock that opens at the touch of a finger

Kwikset is back with a lock that opens at the touch of a finger

September 07, 2016

The Kevo Smart Lock recognizes when authorized users are nearby via Bluetooth and then allows them to unlock the door by simply touching the lock.

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Z-Wave specs released online

Z-Wave specs released online

September 07, 2016

Sigma Designs hopes that more transparency will help Z-Wave better compete with other wireless standards like ZigBee and Bluetooth.

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Philips' Hue motion sensor flicks lights on as it spots you

Philips' Hue motion sensor flicks lights on as it spots you

September 01, 2016

The detector offers more control options than other motion sensor switches and is more convenient than a smart voice assistant and app controls.

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Fingerprint sensors common in most smartphones by 2017

Fingerprint sensors common in most smartphones by 2017

September 01, 2016

The security technology is now a standard and Samsung is helping make iris scanners popular too.

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Future smart lock security might just require an app

Future smart lock security might just require an app

August 26, 2016

Proxy, an app that uses Bluetooth signals to unlock doors for authorized users, shows that lock access control is becoming more convenient.

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AR to revolutionize smart home control

AR to revolutionize smart home control

August 25, 2016

Intelligent devices in the home can soon be run via simple gestures or pressing virtual buttons.

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Smart hi-fi speaker for audiophiles rivals Echo, Google Home

Smart hi-fi speaker for audiophiles rivals Echo, Google Home

August 24, 2016

The Whyd Speaker works like a smart home hub through voice recognition, Bluetooth, AirPlay and Google Cast.

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EPA crowdsources pollution sensing

EPA crowdsources pollution sensing

August 23, 2016

The US EPA is spending $4.5 million on air quality monitoring now made accessible to more consumers.

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Small button can control entire smart home

Small button can control entire smart home

August 17, 2016

Logitech's Pop button centralizes management of smart lighting, security and entertainment systems.

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Smart home market to grow to $122 billion by 2022

Smart home market to grow to $122 billion by 2022

August 16, 2016

North America is keeping the largest slice of the market, but Asia is seeing rapid growth.

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Gallery View: Hidden camera clocks pair with phones

Gallery View: Hidden camera clocks pair with phones

August 11, 2016

Many units can be accessed via iOS and Android devices, and wireless networks.

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Sigfox courts Taiwan hardware makers for IoT

Sigfox courts Taiwan hardware makers for IoT

August 11, 2016

Unlike other IoT standards, Sigfox controls the development of its hardware.

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RFID, IoT sensors integral in Mozilla's smart kitchen concept

RFID, IoT sensors integral in Mozilla's smart kitchen concept

August 09, 2016

Mozilla wants the smart kitchen to be able to suggest recipes based on ingredients people already have.

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New smart home system adopts ZigBee Green Power chips

New smart home system adopts ZigBee Green Power chips

August 04, 2016

The chips from Qorvo help Levarys' Luna Smart Home System conserve power and battery life.

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Home networks try to be civil

Home networks try to be civil

August 03, 2016

Intel and Google commit to "cross-application interoperability" for the smart home.

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Gallery View: Access control keypads also read cards

Gallery View: Access control keypads also read cards

August 02, 2016

Models can register more than a thousand ID cards and users.

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5G research gets US call

5G research gets US call

July 27, 2016

Studies will be conducted over seven years to develop a new cellular standard that could have big implications for the Internet of Things.

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World's first NFC-powered smart door lock

World's first NFC-powered smart door lock

July 27, 2016

The lock integrates cells that draw energy from NFC induction of a mobile phone that also serves as the lock's key.

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Wearable phone-compatible gas sensors emerge

Wearable phone-compatible gas sensors emerge

July 21, 2016

The smart gas detectors from MIT will come in in the form of badges that are lighter than paper.

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Nest launches outdoor version of Nest Cam

Nest launches outdoor version of Nest Cam

July 20, 2016

The Nest Cam Outdoor is almost the same as its predecessor but is protected by a casing that can withstand dust, rain and snow.

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LG, Volkswagen join forces to connect smart homes to cars

LG, Volkswagen join forces to connect smart homes to cars

July 15, 2016

The companies are working on a platform to allow users to monitor and control "connected" devices from their vehicles.

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Amazon's Alexa is everywhere, even in your smartphone

Amazon's Alexa is everywhere, even in your smartphone

July 14, 2016

The smart voice-controlled assistant wants to be the default smart home interface.

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How do you update 1 billion IoT devices?

How do you update 1 billion IoT devices?

July 13, 2016

A startup seeks to streamline software updates for many IoT products, receiving $9 million in funding from Ericsson and other VC firms.

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D-Link's new 720p Wi-Fi cameras start at $80

D-Link's new 720p Wi-Fi cameras start at $80

July 12, 2016

The basic version supports 4x zoom, schedules and feeds while the higher-priced models run IFTTT and see 180 degrees.

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Xiaomi wants to be lifestyle brand for smart home

Xiaomi wants to be lifestyle brand for smart home

July 06, 2016

With its smartphone sales slowing down, the company seems to be looking forward to grow as a provider of various "connected" home devices instead.

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FCC will vote on 5G spectrum on July 14

FCC will vote on 5G spectrum on July 14

July 01, 2016

Wheeler vows that the US will be 'first out of gate' with 5G.

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Gallery View: Efficient, handy motion sensor lights shine

Gallery View: Efficient, handy motion sensor lights shine

June 30, 2016

Solar-powered and LED lamps that can be mounted in multiple ways or brought anywhere are on-trend.

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Air quality monitors make headway in smart home market

Air quality monitors make headway in smart home market

June 29, 2016

The quality of air is no longer just a concern in the industrial sector as companies try to capitalize on newfound consumer awareness.

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ZigBee Mesh gets early praise

ZigBee Mesh gets early praise

June 28, 2016

The network is based on IEEE 802.15.4e/g and supports IPv6 traffic up to 800Kbps.

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Cellular IoT raises hopes, concerns

Cellular IoT raises hopes, concerns

June 24, 2016

While LPWA networks have gained, LTE Cat M2 with its broader bandwidth range won't be ready until at least 2018.

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Apple puts smart home controls in all its devices

Apple puts smart home controls in all its devices

June 23, 2016

Apple's new Home app will allow people to control HomeKit products from their phones, tablets, TVs and watches.

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Low-power Wi-Fi HaLow radio ready for IoT

Low-power Wi-Fi HaLow radio ready for IoT

June 22, 2016

The Wi-Fi Alliance now has a low-powered, long-range answer to other IoT standards.

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Amazon's Echo gains 1,000 'skills' from third parties

Amazon's Echo gains 1,000 'skills' from third parties

June 21, 2016

Developers have piled on to improve the capabilities of Amazon’s voice-controlled personal assistant.

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China wants to build $15 billion AI industry

China wants to build $15 billion AI industry

June 15, 2016

If China's impact on the AI market is as big as it hopes, it could have big implications for the smart home and robotics industries.

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Sigfox plays nostalgia card with Atari IoT products

Sigfox plays nostalgia card with Atari IoT products

June 14, 2016

The Atari brand will be used for new home, pet, lifestyle and safety products using Sigfox's IoT network.

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Smart thermostat adoption up 81% in 2015

Smart thermostat adoption up 81% in 2015

June 10, 2016

Berg Insight predicts a 54.5 percent CAGR through the next five years.

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IoT chip supports five networks

IoT chip supports five networks

June 08, 2016

Imec's ARM-based chip, geared for smart meters and cities, works with the 780 to 930MHz ISM band.

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Qualcomm edges big rivals in IoT patents race

Qualcomm edges big rivals in IoT patents race

June 07, 2016

The semiconductor and smart chip maker has the most patents that are likely to be enforced.

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Samsung SmartThings' flaws exposed, Nest to improve security

Samsung SmartThings' flaws exposed, Nest to improve security

June 03, 2016

Convenience is not everything as users want to make sure they are safe when using smart home products.

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Gallery View: Handheld metal detectors switch modes

Gallery View: Handheld metal detectors switch modes

June 01, 2016

The latest models can operate in low and high sensitivity with different alarm types for detecting big and small metal objects.

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Amazon sells programmable Dash button for the smart home

Amazon sells programmable Dash button for the smart home

May 27, 2016

The button relies on AWS, requiring developers to sign up for Amazon’s cloud services to get the button to do what they want.

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Google launches direct competitor to Amazon Echo

Google launches direct competitor to Amazon Echo

May 26, 2016

Like the Echo, Google Home is always listening, ready to respond to voice commands and acts as a central hub for the smart home.

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Fingerprint scanners vital in securing future technology

Fingerprint scanners vital in securing future technology

May 25, 2016

The fingerprint cards segment is expected to maintain dominance in the market, with applications increasing in the healthcare industry and IoT.

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Disney boasts new, superfast RFID technology

Disney boasts new, superfast RFID technology

May 24, 2016

The company's new tags can recognize movement in 200 milliseconds.

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Nest makes its smart home protocol open source

Nest makes its smart home protocol open source

May 20, 2016

OpenThread now allows other companies to build products that use the same protocol as products like the Nest Thermostat.

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Smart plug resets router when internet connection fails

Smart plug resets router when internet connection fails

May 18, 2016

ResetPlug meets a very niche demand and sells for $60.

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Smart door lock gives access to delivery person

Smart door lock gives access to delivery person

May 17, 2016

A Sweden-based company has developed a smart lock and service to allow users to get groceries put in their refrigerator while they are away.

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Bell Labs forecasts mobile capacity crunch

Bell Labs forecasts mobile capacity crunch

May 13, 2016

IoT traffic will boom with video-enabled sensors and cameras.

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IoT security spending to skyrocket

IoT security spending to skyrocket

May 12, 2016

Gartner projects the market will grow to $550 million by 2018, up from $232 million in 2014.

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Kwikset's new smart lock is the latest one to go keyless

Kwikset's new smart lock is the latest one to go keyless

May 06, 2016

The lock's touchscreen can be used to punch in a combination and Z-Wave support makes it possible to gain access via a smartphone.

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IoT to have 75 billion 'connected' devices by 2025

IoT to have 75 billion 'connected' devices by 2025

May 05, 2016

Efforts for device interoperability are increasing.

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Gallery View: Smart curtain switches run via apps

Gallery View: Smart curtain switches run via apps

April 29, 2016

Many of the latest models can be operated wirelessly via a mobile app or remote controller while others are touch-controlled

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Average revenue for home automation services rises

Average revenue for home automation services rises

April 28, 2016

A survey from IHS finds ARPU is driving adoption among the top home automation service providers.

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Netgear's new security camera supports Power-over-Ethernet

Netgear's new security camera supports Power-over-Ethernet

April 27, 2016

The camera continues Netgear's free cloud storage for seven days of recorded video.

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Amazon Best Sellers in gas detectors & alarms: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in gas detectors & alarms: See China alternatives

April 26, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling gas detectors and alarms on Amazon.com as of April 26, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products

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"Connected" scale protects packages from thieves

April 22, 2016

The scale notifies users by text when a package arrives and sounds an alarm if packages are removed before the scale has been disarmed

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Biometrics industry to exceed $30 billion by 2021

Biometrics industry to exceed $30 billion by 2021

April 20, 2016

The new figure from ABI Research would mean a 118 percent increase from 2015 if realized.

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Amazon Best Sellers in garage door keypads & remotes: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in garage door keypads & remotes: See China alternatives

April 19, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling garage door keypads & remotes on Amazon.com as of April 19, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart home adoption is mainstream in 2016

Smart home adoption is mainstream in 2016

April 15, 2016

A survey from Coldwell Banker suggests smart home technology has gained wide acceptance sooner than expected.

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Nest's smart home hub is dead but other companies carry the torch

Nest's smart home hub is dead but other companies carry the torch

April 15, 2016

Even if Google's Nest is discontinuing support for Revolv, central hubs to control the home remain an allure for other industry giants.

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Amazon Best Sellers in handheld metal detectors: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in handheld metal detectors: See China alternatives

April 12, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling handheld metal detectors on Amazon.com as of April 12, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Phonvert converts old smartphones into smart home accessories

Phonvert converts old smartphones into smart home accessories

April 07, 2016

A smartphone can become a security camera or a baby monitor with some specialized software.

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Amazon tells people how to build their own Echo

Amazon tells people how to build their own Echo

April 06, 2016

An Amazon employee has published instructions on GitHub on how to build an Echo-like hub using Alexa Voice Services and a Raspberry Pi.

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Amazon patent to make face recognition more secure

Amazon patent to make face recognition more secure

April 05, 2016

The patent suggests implementing a system that requires a buyer to perform a specific action besides showing the face to complete a transaction.

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Amazon Best Sellers in home automation controllers: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in home automation controllers: See China alternatives

April 05, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling home automation controllers on Amazon.com as of April 5, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Fingerprint door locks versatile, easy to set up

Gallery View: Fingerprint door locks versatile, easy to set up

March 31, 2016

Models can accept passwords and read cards, and allow multiple administrators and wireless control.

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Network security market to remain strong in 2016

Network security market to remain strong in 2016

March 31, 2016

Security is becoming more important for networking hardware makers

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Amazon Best Sellers in dome surveillance cameras: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in dome surveillance cameras: See China alternatives

March 29, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling dome surveillance cameras on Amazon.com as of March 29, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Bosch to make all its devices, appliances IoT-ready by 2020

Bosch to make all its devices, appliances IoT-ready by 2020

March 23, 2016

The home appliance company is launching its own cloud service that will be run from Germany.

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Monitored security kits become more popular in the US

Monitored security kits become more popular in the US

March 23, 2016

According to a LivSecure-commissioned survey, most Americans believe it is important for home security systems to alert authorities.

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Amazon Best Sellers in smoke & carbon monoxide alarms: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in smoke & carbon monoxide alarms: See China alternatives

March 22, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling smoke & carbon monoxide alarms on Amazon.com as of March 22, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products

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Amazon releases two companion devices for Echo

Amazon releases two companion devices for Echo

March 17, 2016

Amazon Tap is a portable battery-powered Echo while the Echo Dot is meant to augment Echo's services around the house.

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Mozilla redirects OS efforts to tackle IoT

Mozilla redirects OS efforts to tackle IoT

March 17, 2016

The non-profit organization introduces four new technologies to create open standards for things, including voice control.

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Amazon Best Sellers in motion detectors: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in motion detectors: See China alternatives

March 15, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling motion detectors on Amazon.com as of March 15, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products

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IoT security, power consumption in Benchmark Group's sights

IoT security, power consumption in Benchmark Group's sights

March 11, 2016

The EEMBC trade group is looking to benchmark IoT connections in a way that's protocol agnostic, covering popular standards like ZigBee and Bluetooth.

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Hospitality market biometrics poised for 27% growth per year

Hospitality market biometrics poised for 27% growth per year

March 10, 2016

The hospitality market's demand for better access control and identification is driving adoption of biometric security systems

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Amazon Best Sellers in security sensors & alarms: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in security sensors & alarms: See China alternatives

March 08, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling home security systems on Amazon.com as of March 8, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Perimeter intrusion detectors spot-on

Gallery View: Perimeter intrusion detectors spot-on

March 04, 2016

Most models are uninterrupted by different types of interferences, and respond quickly to invasion and tampering.

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NFC addressing IoT adoption barrier

NFC addressing IoT adoption barrier

March 04, 2016

NXP sees trouble securely setting up "connected" devices as a hindrance to IoT adoption and is using NFC to solve this.

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IoT battle: Carriers' big narrowband push

IoT battle: Carriers' big narrowband push

February 26, 2016

Threats from new wireless standards are making cellular network carriers push their new LTE standards M1 and M2 more aggressively for IoT use

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Amazon Best Sellers in home security systems: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in home security systems: See China alternatives

February 24, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling home security systems on Amazon.com as of February 24, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Crowdfunded smart home hub senses, acts on what happens around it

Crowdfunded smart home hub senses, acts on what happens around it

February 23, 2016

Silk Labs' new Sense smart home hub can secure the home, monitor pets, give instructions to smart appliances and interact with voices and gestures.

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Amazon Best Sellers in simulated surveillance cameras: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in simulated surveillance cameras: See China alternatives

February 16, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling simulated surveillance cameras on Amazon.com as of February 16, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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IoT frameworks dig in for battle

IoT frameworks dig in for battle

February 10, 2016

Companies know they need to collaborate for IoT to really take off, but each wants future standards to be based on their own technology

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Fingerprint sensor market on 31% CAGR

Fingerprint sensor market on 31% CAGR

February 10, 2016

Sales of fingerprint sensors increased to 499 million in 2015 and will reach 1.6 billion in 2020

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Amazon Best Sellers in surveillance housing & mounting brackets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in surveillance housing & mounting brackets: See China alternatives

February 10, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling surveillance housing & mounting brackets on Amazon.com as of February 10, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products

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Residential security market worth $1.7 billion by 2019

Residential security market worth $1.7 billion by 2019

February 04, 2016

Smart home security is expected to be the fastest growing sub market, posting a CAGR of 50 percent.

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3GPP seeks to keep LTE dominant in IoT

3GPP seeks to keep LTE dominant in IoT

February 04, 2016

Companies involved in 3GPP standards want LTE and 5G networks to power the IoT products of tomorrow, but challenges are ahead.

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Yale smart lock talks to Nest smart home products

Yale smart lock talks to Nest smart home products

January 27, 2016

Yale's Linus smart lock can warn users of gas leaks and tell the thermostat to adjust the temperature when a user leaves, among other things, by connecting to Nest devices

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IoT shoots for the stars

IoT shoots for the stars

January 27, 2016

$15 million VC propels Arrayent

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Half of new business processes to involve IoT by 2020

Half of new business processes to involve IoT by 2020

January 26, 2016

The Internet of Things is expected to be a significant part of consumers' and businesses' lives by 2020.

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Gallery View: Latest stand-alone DVRs allow mobile access

Gallery View: Latest stand-alone DVRs allow mobile access

January 21, 2016

Units that support viewing, playback and monitoring on various portable devices are increasing in supply.

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Sony puts a smart home hub in a light

Sony puts a smart home hub in a light

January 21, 2016

The Sony Multifunctional Light controls smart home settings, acts as an intercom system and has a memory card slot

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Smart home market projected to double in 2016

Smart home market projected to double in 2016

January 20, 2016

Hardware will make up the majority of smart home revenue for the next five years.

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Smartphone-, wearables-compatible Wi-Fi LED bulb works as tracker

Smartphone-, wearables-compatible Wi-Fi LED bulb works as tracker

January 14, 2016

The Qube is a low-cost smart light bulb that features customizable lighting settings and can locate users and items

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Lutron's new light-dimming remote supports ZigBee

Lutron's new light-dimming remote supports ZigBee

January 13, 2016

The remote gives Lutron access to consumers using "connected" lights that use the open standard.

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MIT's Reality Editor draws virtual connections to link smart home devices

MIT's Reality Editor draws virtual connections to link smart home devices

January 12, 2016

A platform from MIT's Fluid Interfaces Lab uses AR to make smart home setup easier.

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Five big stories to watch at CES 2016

Five big stories to watch at CES 2016

January 07, 2016

Unlike 2015, this year's Consumer Electronics Show has consumers thinking about security, especially in light of all the new "connected" devices entering people's homes.

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ZigBee 3.0 to include energy harvesting

ZigBee 3.0 to include energy harvesting

January 06, 2016

The next iteration of the popular ZigBee smart home standard will use EnOcean energy harvesting for better building and lighting control.

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Samsung wants its TV to be the new smart home hub

Samsung wants its TV to be the new smart home hub

January 06, 2016

Samsung's 2016 TVs will all be able to connect to SmartThings, the company's proprietary smart home standard.

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Z-Wave, ZigBee upgrade IoT efforts

Z-Wave, ZigBee upgrade IoT efforts

January 06, 2016

Z-Wave and ZigBee are trying to simplify their IoT standards in the face of increased competition based on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

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Amazon Best Sellers in surveillance DVR kits: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in surveillance DVR kits: See China alternatives

December 29, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling surveillance DVR kits on Amazon.com as of December 29, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart home hub keeps pace by adding as many standards as possible

Smart home hub keeps pace by adding as many standards as possible

December 22, 2015

Securify's Almond routers can now control devices from one of the more dominant players in the IoT market.

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Smart home strong in Europe, India

Smart home strong in Europe, India

December 22, 2015

The Europe smart home market jumped 14 percent in Q3 2015 while India’s market is seen to grow 30 percent YoY.

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Amazon Best Sellers in industrial warning alarms: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in industrial warning alarms: See China alternatives

December 22, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling industrial warning alarms on Amazon.com as of December 22, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Biometrics competition ramps up, plays big role in IoT

Biometrics competition ramps up, plays big role in IoT

December 18, 2015

Fingerprint scanners are becoming ubiquitous and many companies are aiming to make a mark in the growing biometrics industry.

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China makers flock to smart home despite murky IoT standards

China makers flock to smart home despite murky IoT standards

December 18, 2015

Suppliers continue to develop more "connected" home devices while new IoT standards are underway.

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IoT startups have raised $7.4 billion in funding since 2010

IoT startups have raised $7.4 billion in funding since 2010

December 18, 2015

CB Insights has tracked investment in IoT startups and found out that funding has increased more than 100 percent in less than six years.

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Amazon Best Sellers in security access control keypads: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in security access control keypads: See China alternatives

December 15, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling security access control keypads on Amazon.com as of December 15, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Radio waves now monitor motion in the home

Radio waves now monitor motion in the home

December 15, 2015

Xandem, a new smart home kit, uses nodes that are plugged into power outlets around the home and creates a web of radio waves to keep track of movement.

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New San Jose project opens door for smart streetlights

New San Jose project opens door for smart streetlights

December 15, 2015

The Silicon Valley city wants to upgrade thousands of its streetlights to LEDs and is courting proposals for outside funding.

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Amazon Best Sellers in smoke detectors & fire alarms: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in smoke detectors & fire alarms: See China alternatives

December 04, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling smoke detectors & fire alarms on Amazon.com as of December 9, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Small device monitors smart home devices' network security

Small device monitors smart home devices' network security

December 04, 2015

The Dojo connects to a home router to keep track of all smart home network-connected devices to ensure there is no suspicious activity happening on the network.

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Services are key for IoT products

Services are key for IoT products

December 04, 2015

A report from DBS says services will be the largest segment of the IoT market, showing the importance of hardware standardization and integration.

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Gallery View: Easy-to-access megapixel IP cameras dominant

Gallery View: Easy-to-access megapixel IP cameras dominant

December 04, 2015

Models operate via wireless networks and mobile apps, and are quick to set up.

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Amazon Best Sellers in barking dog alarms: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in barking dog alarms: See China alternatives

December 01, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling barking dog alarms on Amazon.com as of December 1, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Lowe's updates, simplifies its smart home hub

Lowe's updates, simplifies its smart home hub

November 27, 2015

Iris hub upgrades make the system more mobile-friendly with better pricing options for users.

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Smart apartments now available for rent

Smart apartments now available for rent

November 27, 2015

Companies are pushing to have their IoT technology hooked up within apartments so renters have an option of choosing units that are smart home-ready.

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Amazon Best Sellers in motion detectors: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in motion detectors: See China alternatives

November 24, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling motion detectors on Amazon.com as of November 24, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Compact home security camera tracks motion, sound

Compact home security camera tracks motion, sound

November 24, 2015

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Amaryllo International launched its affordable security camera that can track movement and alert users remotely.

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Bluetooth to improve speed, range for IoT

Bluetooth to improve speed, range for IoT

November 24, 2015

To help maintain edge in the IoT age, the wireless technology's speed will be doubled and range will be quadrupled by next year.

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Amazon Best Sellers in security sensors & alarms: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in security sensors & alarms: See China alternatives

November 17, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling security sensors & alarms on Amazon.com as of November 17, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart home spending to balloon to $100 billion in 2020

Smart home spending to balloon to $100 billion in 2020

November 13, 2015

Spending will more than double in the next five years, with most of the growth happening in entertainment, home automation and security.

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Qualcomm is making smarter security cameras

Qualcomm is making smarter security cameras

November 13, 2015

A new platform from Qualcomm and Thundersoft uses a Snapdragon processor to help cameras perform their own video analytics.

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Amazon Best Sellers in hidden cameras: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in hidden cameras: See China alternatives

November 10, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling hidden cameras on Amazon.com as of November 10, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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IoT market grows rapidly in China

IoT market grows rapidly in China

November 09, 2015

Demand and revenue for 'connected' devices is expected to grow by 500 percent in the next five years.

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Qualcomm LTE modems prepare for IoT revolution

Qualcomm LTE modems prepare for IoT revolution

November 09, 2015

The company’s new modems are meant to be used for smart metering, security devices and wearables to gear up for a future when devices are connected everywhere, not just to local Wi-Fi.

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Gallery View: Smart intruder alarms mobile phone-controlled

Gallery View: Smart intruder alarms mobile phone-controlled

November 02, 2015

The latest models from China use smartphones as report or data receivers and remote controllers.

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Amazon Best Sellers in bullet surveillance cameras: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in bullet surveillance cameras: See China alternatives

November 02, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling bullet surveillance cameras on Amazon.com as of November 2, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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UAE invests in IoT for patient monitoring, health care management

UAE invests in IoT for patient monitoring, health care management

October 30, 2015

The UAE government wants to improve the country’s medical industry by 2021.

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Video surveillance market to reach $36.3 billion by 2018

Video surveillance market to reach $36.3 billion by 2018

October 27, 2015

China suppliers Hikvision and Dahua are among the top suppliers that rose by a big margin in terms of market share by revenue.

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Amazon Best Sellers in warning alarms: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in warning alarms: See China alternatives

October 26, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling warning alarms on Amazon.com as of October 26, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart home penetration up 5% in 2015

Smart home penetration up 5% in 2015

October 21, 2015

Between Q2 2014 and 2015, the number of broadband uses who own at least one smart home device rose to 18 percent from 13 percent.

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Amazon India Best Sellers in commercial door products: See China alternatives

Amazon India Best Sellers in commercial door products: See China alternatives

October 19, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling India commercial door products on Amazon.com as of October 19, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Scientists' EEG cap gives rise to thought-controlled smart home

Scientists' EEG cap gives rise to thought-controlled smart home

October 16, 2015

The technology, initially aimed at those with disabilities, has a big potential in a mass-market thought-controlled home system.

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Knocki disc controls smart home by touch

Knocki disc controls smart home by touch

October 16, 2015

IoT expands into screenless interfaces.

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Amazon Best Sellers in industrial warning alarms: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in industrial warning alarms: See China alternatives

October 12, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling industrial warning alarms on Amazon.com as of October 12, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Simpler centralized smart home controllers on the rise

Simpler centralized smart home controllers on the rise

October 09, 2015

New smart home solutions have users picking up a dedicated remote control instead of installing yet another app on their smartphones.

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Hobbyists dominate smart home market

Hobbyists dominate smart home market

October 09, 2015

A recent survey shows that most of the smart home market is made up of people dabbling for personal use, not professionals.

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Network security device promises secure smart homes

Network security device promises secure smart homes

October 07, 2015

Cujo, garnering interest among those who want more secure smart homes, has reached 400 percent of its crowdfunding goal with a few more weeks to spare.

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UAE video surveillance market worth more than $195 million in 2021

UAE video surveillance market worth more than $195 million in 2021

October 06, 2015

IP security cameras seen to rise in the forecast period.

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Amazon India Best Sellers in safety & security: See China alternatives

Amazon India Best Sellers in safety & security: See China alternatives

October 05, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling India safety & security products on Amazon.com as of October 5, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Wink owner Quirky files for bankruptcy

Wink owner Quirky files for bankruptcy

October 02, 2015

The smart home system falls in the face of other solutions.

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Gallery View: China dome cameras take on CMOS sensors

Gallery View: China dome cameras take on CMOS sensors

September 30, 2015

Many makers are adopting the power-saving sensors that can now match up with CCD.

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Tactical camera sphere peeks into dangerous rooms safely

Tactical camera sphere peeks into dangerous rooms safely

September 28, 2015

The bouncing six-lens Explorer ball sends snapshots to police and rescue workers’ smartphones, a less risky way to check areas before responders enter.

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Amazon Best Sellers in dome cameras: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in dome cameras: See China alternatives

September 28, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling dome cameras on Amazon.com as of September 28, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Fluid uses ultrasonic waves to monitor water usage, detect leaks

Fluid uses ultrasonic waves to monitor water usage, detect leaks

September 22, 2015

The crowdfunded system could be as successful as smart home thermostats.

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Nest cloud suffers second outage in a week

Nest cloud suffers second outage in a week

September 22, 2015

Downtime frustrates customers and lowers confidence in "cloud-only" home automation.

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Amazon Best Sellers in home automation devices: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in home automation devices: See China alternatives

September 22, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling home automation devices on Amazon.com as of September 22, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Six video surveillance trends seen by security integrators

Six video surveillance trends seen by security integrators

September 17, 2015

4K, PoE, biometrics and other developments are changing the industry for installers and customers.

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Security tops US, EU smart home priorities

Security tops US, EU smart home priorities

September 16, 2015

Customers, however, have different preferred solutions.

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Amazon Best Sellers in biometrics: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in biometrics: See China alternatives

September 15, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling biometrics on Amazon.com as of September 15, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Samsung, LG, SK Telecom enter pact to interconnect smart home products

Samsung, LG, SK Telecom enter pact to interconnect smart home products

September 15, 2015

At least in South Korea, industry giants Samsung and LG are going to play nicely when it comes to device interoperability in the smart home.

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Samsung signs up BMW for smart home

Samsung signs up BMW for smart home

September 08, 2015

The latter’s cars now let drivers control SmartThings-connected home devices.

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Global video surveillance market to hit $48 billion by 2020

Global video surveillance market to hit $48 billion by 2020

September 08, 2015

Vast majority of revenue will remain on the hardware side.

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Amazon Best Sellers in household sensors & alarms: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in household sensors & alarms: See China alternatives

September 07, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling household sensors & alarms on Amazon.com as of September 7, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in remote home monitoring systems: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in remote home monitoring systems: See China alternatives

September 03, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling remote home monitoring systems on Amazon.com as of September 3, 2015 and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Smart doorbells team up with mobile apps

Gallery View: Smart doorbells team up with mobile apps

September 02, 2015

User snapshots, video playback, motion detection and even visitor entry can be controlled through mobile phones.

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Ring wireless video doorphone gets high-profile investor

Ring wireless video doorphone gets high-profile investor

August 28, 2015

Richard Branson leads $28 million Series B funding round.

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Philips to offer new, lower-cost Hue lightbulbs

Philips to offer new, lower-cost Hue lightbulbs

August 28, 2015

The wireless dimming kit will be less capable than its pricey counterpart.

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Amazon's Echo able to control SmartThings devices soon

Amazon's Echo able to control SmartThings devices soon

August 28, 2015

Samsung is making progress in the smart home ecosystem wars.

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Startup develops cameraless home monitoring solution

Startup develops cameraless home monitoring solution

August 24, 2015

The solution allows tracking of children or elderly in-home patients without making them wear a device.

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Casinos upgrade to HD IP video

Casinos upgrade to HD IP video

August 24, 2015

While budgets are hard to fight for, the industry is finally moving to HD systems.

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Samsung to release new SmartThings home automation hubs in September

Samsung to release new SmartThings home automation hubs in September

August 24, 2015

The company is ready to let its new system loose in the home automation market.

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Is India the next high-growth market for IP video surveillance?

Is India the next high-growth market for IP video surveillance?

August 15, 2015

The market could be worth more than $1 billion in the next six years.

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Hilton: Your smartphone is now your all-access key

Hilton: Your smartphone is now your all-access key

August 15, 2015

The company makes the technology available in all its 4,000 hotel and timeshare properties.

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ADT wins big from fusion of home automation, security monitoring

ADT wins big from fusion of home automation, security monitoring

August 15, 2015

The customer base of ADT Pulse is expanding.

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Why did NICE exit the video surveillance business?

Why did NICE exit the video surveillance business?

August 14, 2015

The company sells off its physical security business to a private equity group for $100 million

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Optex's new laser intruder detection system filters out unwanted elements

Optex's new laser intruder detection system filters out unwanted elements

August 10, 2015

Patent filing outlines method of using laser kits with algorithms capable of visualizing accurately an area by removing environmental interference.

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New smart home intercom is actually a light bulb

New smart home intercom is actually a light bulb

August 10, 2015

The LightFreq Square2 light bulb streams voice recordings and music, and sounds off an alarm.

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Providers of self-installed, -monitored security kits to conquer market soon

Providers of self-installed, -monitored security kits to conquer market soon

August 10, 2015

A Citibank report says self-installed and -monitored solutions such as Nest, Dropcam and HomeKit devices will represent 34 percent of the home security segment by 2020.

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Global electronic lock market to breach $1 billion in 2015

Global electronic lock market to breach $1 billion in 2015

August 01, 2015

Electromechanical locks will remain the largest segment while mechatronic locks are expected to grow fastest.

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Canada banks, credit cards use biometrics to validate transactions

Canada banks, credit cards use biometrics to validate transactions

August 01, 2015

One of major access control predictions for the year appears to be coming true, at least in one country.

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Gallery View: GSM alarm systems app-, smart home-compatible

Gallery View: GSM alarm systems app-, smart home-compatible

July 31, 2015

Most of the latest models can be managed remotely via smartphone apps and many can control home appliances.

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Biometrics market to expand to $26.8 billion by 2020

Biometrics market to expand to $26.8 billion by 2020

July 29, 2015

Maturation of technology and recognition of proper use cases drive growth.

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Is HEVC encoding finally going to become the new standard?

Is HEVC encoding finally going to become the new standard?

July 28, 2015

New patent pool announces rates and not everyone is happy about it.

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Aurora introduces AI-based biometric access control system

Aurora introduces AI-based biometric access control system

July 28, 2015

The system will supplement current access card-based kits.

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Axis sees intelligence at the edge as the next step

Axis sees intelligence at the edge as the next step

July 21, 2015

The company anticipates that greater processing power in a camera will allow for more applications.

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Hikvision tops all video surveillance categories

Hikvision tops all video surveillance categories

July 21, 2015

The company doubled global market share to account for 16.3 percent of the global equipment market.

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New intrusion detection system uses IR, GPS to reduce false alarms

New intrusion detection system uses IR, GPS to reduce false alarms

July 21, 2015

In SICK's LaserGuardian system, a laser scanner alerts the video camera of when to capture images.

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Installed video surveillance cameras to exceed 245 million units in 2015

Installed video surveillance cameras to exceed 245 million units in 2015

July 20, 2015

IHS sees the global market expanding over the next three years.

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GSM fire alarm systems thriving as POTS lines decline

GSM fire alarm systems thriving as POTS lines decline

July 13, 2015

In countries like the US, wireless alarms are becoming more popular as mobile phones and IP phone services outpace traditional phone lines.

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Wireless technology, MSOs drive intrusion detection market growth in EMEA

Wireless technology, MSOs drive intrusion detection market growth in EMEA

July 13, 2015

The residential intrusion segment in Europe and the Middle East will grow slowly but steadily.

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Consolidations in security industry highlight importance of integrated solutions

Consolidations in security industry highlight importance of integrated solutions

July 13, 2015

Allegion-SimonsVoss and Kaba-Dorma mergers shake up Europe's market.

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Gallery View: Clock-, speaker-type hidden cameras emerge

Gallery View: Clock-, speaker-type hidden cameras emerge

July 03, 2015

Many new models are disguised as devices one would not associate with security.

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Smart home technologies in-demand in real estate

Smart home technologies in-demand in real estate

July 03, 2015

A survey by Coldwell Banker shows that majority of real estate buyers are highly interested in smart home security features.

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40% of US millennials want a smart home

40% of US millennials want a smart home

July 03, 2015

Renters' interest is almost as high as that of homeowners

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IPO sets Alarm.com value at around $670 million

IPO sets Alarm.com value at around $670 million

June 30, 2015

The startup priced its initial public offering at $14 a share.

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Is in-store facial recognition the next big thing?

Is in-store facial recognition the next big thing?

June 30, 2015

New systems that allow store owners to profile shoppers help identify VIP buyers and shoplifters, however, privacy issues hound the technology.

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Security is what makes a smart home

Security is what makes a smart home

June 30, 2015

A recent survey by iControl reveals that consumers in the US and Canada have high interest in smart door locks and connected home cameras.

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IR cameras soon a commodity, warns Yole

IR cameras soon a commodity, warns Yole

June 23, 2015

The analyst firm estimates that uncooled IR camera shipments will at least triple by 2020 and may grow as much as twentyfold.

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Google's Nest upgrades 'connected' security devices lineup

Google's Nest upgrades 'connected' security devices lineup

June 19, 2015

The company could soon be at the center of smart home with its revamped releases being unified by the latest Nest App.

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Startup to create multifunction capsule-shaped tracker

Startup to create multifunction capsule-shaped tracker

June 19, 2015

Equipped with many sensors, the small clip-on device doubles as a security alarm, smartphone lock, motion detector and fitness tracker.

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ADT collaborates with LG to create DIY security hub

ADT collaborates with LG to create DIY security hub

June 15, 2015

The soon-to-be-released Smart Security Hub can communicate via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, Z-Wave and ZigBee

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Access control system sales will rise to $4.5 billion in 2019

Access control system sales will rise to $4.5 billion in 2019

June 15, 2015

IHS sees the market growing at an average annual growth of 6 to 8 percent.

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Google enters IoT, home automation platform battle with Brillo

Google enters IoT, home automation platform battle with Brillo

June 15, 2015

The protocol, baked into Android M, is less resource intensive but incompatible with other IoT systems.

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Miniaturization yields new IR camera applications

Miniaturization yields new IR camera applications

June 08, 2015

Low-cost units with microbolometers are now used to detect material composition and road obstacles.

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Global NVR market to reach $1.7 billion in 2016

Global NVR market to reach $1.7 billion in 2016

June 08, 2015

The increasing adoption of IP cameras that need local network storage boosts NVR sales.

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South Korea's IP camera upgrades target 3 to 8MP resolution

South Korea's IP camera upgrades target 3 to 8MP resolution

June 01, 2015

Makers are improving their selections to compete on technology rather than price.

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Gallery View: Wired video doorphones become expandable systems

Gallery View: Wired video doorphones become expandable systems

June 01, 2015

More indoor and outdoor security devices can be linked with the latest models for tighter home protection.

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IoT clash over 900MHz options

IoT clash over 900MHz options

May 22, 2015

Cellular sees low power and wide area alternatives.

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North America to lead home automation market

North America to lead home automation market

May 18, 2015

ABI predicts that the said market will account for about 46 percent of all revenues.

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Startup's webcams move to 4K panoramic video

Startup's webcams move to 4K panoramic video

May 14, 2015

Altia Systems' recently launched Panacast2 panoramic USB video camera is suitable for room-sized videoconferencing.

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Elvis sees all in Russia

Elvis sees all in Russia

May 05, 2015

Elvis-Neotek's smart camera is coming to the US.

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Gallery View: Wireless IP cameras interact with personal electronics

Gallery View: Wireless IP cameras interact with personal electronics

May 05, 2015

New P2P and Wi-Fi-capable units can be accessed and controlled easily from any location.

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EXCLUSIVE: India is one of the top growth markets for security equipment

EXCLUSIVE: India is one of the top growth markets for security equipment

April 24, 2015

Despite the dominance of North America and Western Europe in the security equipment market, India is among the countries predicted to register double-digit gains.

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IIoT ecosystem beginning to emerge

IIoT ecosystem beginning to emerge

April 23, 2015

Internet of Things (IoT) application deployment in industry is lagging expectations, as engineers deal with the networking and software complexities of serving field data to multiple applications and clients.

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Top-brand 4K panoramic cameras launched at ISC West 2015

Top-brand 4K panoramic cameras launched at ISC West 2015

April 22, 2015

Axis communications, Sony, Samsung and Arecont Vision have announced the release of their high-end interoperable video surveillance cameras at the trade show.

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Thread, ZigBee knit IoT Stacks

Thread, ZigBee knit IoT Stacks

April 21, 2015

Zigbee Cluster Library will run over Thread

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Smart cards, megapixel sensors boost IP phone cameras

Smart cards, megapixel sensors boost IP phone cameras

April 20, 2015

China suppliers are reinventing their models to increase exports in the next several years.

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Gallery view: IP phone cameras compact yet versatile

Gallery view: IP phone cameras compact yet versatile

April 13, 2015

Handpicked by our Market Analysts, these eight IP phone cameras from China combine security and safety functions in their sleek bodies.

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EXCLUSIVE: Trends at ISC West 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Trends at ISC West 2015

April 13, 2015

Security products adopting the latest IP, integration, cellular and IR features were unveiled at the highly anticipated event.

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Security managed with the flick of a wrist

Security managed with the flick of a wrist

April 08, 2015

Will the Apple Watch and other wearables increase demand for wireless access control and alarm systems?

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IoT won't need a unified platform

IoT won't need a unified platform

March 30, 2015

The Internet of Things does not need a unified platform, despite fears of a standards war, fragmentation and food fights to get a piece of the IoT.

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CrossMount marks MediaTek's entrance into IoT arena

CrossMount marks MediaTek's entrance into IoT arena

March 26, 2015

The chip manufacturing giant seeks to make multidevice communication seamless.

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TechNavio: Iris recognition market poised for 24% annual growth

TechNavio: Iris recognition market poised for 24% annual growth

March 19, 2015

The research firm sees close to 24 percent market CAGR between 2014 and 2015 thanks to tech advancements.

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EXCLUSIVE: Smartphones could double as door keys soon

EXCLUSIVE: Smartphones could double as door keys soon

March 17, 2015

NFC-capable smartphones can evolve into access control devices.

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Global home automation market to reach US$21 billion in 2020

Global home automation market to reach US$21 billion in 2020

March 13, 2015

A Transparency Market Research report predicts high growth led by safety and security.

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Better health through biometric security

Better health through biometric security

March 09, 2015

Fraud and record-keeping are only two of the many potential use cases currently being explored.

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Smart doorbell streams video

Smart doorbell streams video

February 25, 2015

Home automation startup Skybell taps transformer to save power.

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Video surveillance technology trends in 2015

Video surveillance technology trends in 2015

February 01, 2015

Buyers of security systems are increasingly going to look for seamless interoperability between the cameras, DVR, and other security systems when they are looking for components.

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No fee DIY home security kit debuts at CES

No fee DIY home security kit debuts at CES

February 01, 2015

Echostar marries home TV & security.

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