Smart home and home automation systems include a wide range of solutions for controlling, monitoring and automating functions in the home. Smart home systems can be grouped into seven primary categories: security and access control systems; energy management and climate control systems; audio-visual and entertainment systems; lighting and window control systems; healthcare and independent living systems; home appliances and service robotics.
Traditional security protection for computing devices in our home is no longer enough. This is because we no longer want only our laptop and desktop computer protected, we now need to protect Baby Monitor, Microwave, Television and all the other smart devices in our home. Traditional malware and virus protection software doesn’t work on these devices and this is where F-Secure Sense comes to the rescue.
Home automation company MyLiveGuard, has extends its home automation and security solution to include Android base devices. Now, owners of these devices such as Android televisions can include them in the list of manage devices. With an Android TV device and MyLiveGuard a homeowner is able to use a smartphone to remotely view the activities in his/her home from anywhere in the world, provided there is an internet connection.
Axesstel announced today that they have shipped approximately 40,000 AG50 Series Home Alerts to customers in Africa.The new wireless security alert system uses GSM technologyand has a built-in cellular module that can send an SMS or makephone calls.
Comcast has announced the completion of its launch of Xfinity Home across the company's West Virginia service area. Xfinity Home offers traditional home security components, like police and fire alarm protection backed by 24/7 professional monitoring, as well as the ability to remotely adjust digital thermostats, turn lights on or off and watch secure live streaming video from wireless cameras while away from home. The service also comes with the Xfinity Home app, which is available for free on Apple's iTunes App Store and Google Play for Android.
In the future our home will be accessible electronically from anywhere; provided there is internet connection. To go a bit further the model for future home electrical devices and components is they should be communicable, even the light bulb we use. The idea behind the” internet of things” is that every one of these components and devices will have an IP address or addressable, thus the demand for IPv6. This intercommunication is not a question of if because these technologies are already available.
Gainsborough is making having a different key for every access points in your home a thing of the past with their new G+ home access system. The G+ Access system eliminates the need to carry separate alarm, garage door and gate remote controls in addition to front door keys. G+ gives the home owner control from inside and convenience from the outside.
Sensinode an embedded applications and web service vendor has released two reference applications for machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions developers. Finnish based Sensinode said the two reference applications; one for the connected home and the other for commercial lighting will help M2M solutions vendors to develop and deploy their solutions faster. The Connected Home application supports automated monitoring and control of electric and electronic devices for energy savings, safety and security.
For its new range of wireless and home automation products Panasonic has selected Dialog’s DECT ULE (ultra low energy) Technology. Its modules are the industry's first commercially available DECT ULE devices. The DECT ULE platform forms the core of Dialog's newly introduced SmartPulse wireless sensor network devices.
After a successful collaboration with Verizon to implement a home monitoring and control service, Motorola said they are teaming up with Honeywell security to offer a connected home security solution to service providers. Motorola is inviting cable and telecom service providers to top into this new revenue stream; by allowing customer more than the usual telephone, broadband and television service.