Top 5 smart home features

Following on from our introductory article, “Alexa… Do I own a smart home?”, we have compiled a list of our top five features to look out for in smart homes. Some of them are already blowing up across the world…

Using low-power Wi-Fi to build a smart home

– Originally written by Omer Cheema, Head of the IoT Business Unit, Renesas – The COVID-19 pandemic has added to the growing trend of intelligent homes by forcing people to spend more time indoors. There has been a massive increase…

What are smart grids?

Traditional power grids, as most of us understand them, were designed towards the end of the 19th century. We spoke to the EVP for Global Power Products Division at Schneider Electric, Rohan Kelkar, who gave us an introduction to smart…

Giving power to the consumer on the road to net-zero

– Originally written by Mike Woodhall, CEO, Chameleon Technology – Giving power to the consumer on the road to net-zero The way in which we engage with energy consumption within our homes has remained stuck in the dark ages, whereas…

“Alexa… Do I own a smart home?”

When I asked my echo dot, ‘what is a smart home?’ Alexa replied, “Smart home devices are connected to your WiFi and can be controlled with apps or automated. I can control some devices like light bulbs and switches.” Not…

NeoCortec makes a move in sign of business confidence

Danish wireless sensor network company, NeoCortec has moved to new premises in the Copenhagen suburb of Skovlunde. The new site was chosen to meet the company’s plans to increase production and expand the business. CEO, Thomas Steen Halkier, said: “We…

LEDVANCE is lighting the way to a smarter life

Even before lockdown, LEDVANCE have gradually seen an increasing number of workspaces moving to automated lighting systems, with a range of technologies to choose from. Whether controlled using Bluetooth, Zigbee or an app solution, IoT lighting solutions are a welcome…

Sensyqo environmental IoT: smart and healthy home

Air pollution is a significant environmental factor affecting human health and wellbeing globally. Pollutants contribute to lung disease as well as other chronic health conditions associated with toxins in the air.   While ambient (outdoor) air quality is regulated by…

Paessler presents IoT monitoring solution for sustainable management of buildings

This autumn, Paessler AG, provider of monitoring software for complex IT and IoT infrastructure, will release a brand new solution for facility managers and building owners: the new Software as a Service (SaaS). ‘Paessler Building Monitor’, provides around-the-clock digital monitoring…

Smart robot vacuum cleaner features mopping capabilities and laser mapping

Smart home appliance manufacturer, Proscenic, has announced the availability of its new M8 3-in-1 smart robot vacuum cleaner that can both vacuum and mop floors simultaneously. Featuring precision laser mapping technology and large suction power, the M8 provides a cleaning…