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Smart Buildings

The Open, Tech Agnostic, Horizontal Future of Building IoT Infrastructure

June 15th, 2022
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Security

COVID-19 Helps Drive Growth for Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) in 2020

December 21st, 2020
Security

COVID-19 Blurs the Line Between Workplace Safety & Employee Monitoring

Over the last decade, tracking, monitoring, and surveillance technology have advanced significantly to help us quantify and understand human behavior in buildings and cities. Enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), streams of camera footage can be analyzed to identify accidents or security breaches, for example. While several attempts have been made to bring this technology into […]

Security

Radar Finds Solutions to Fighting Off COVID-19 in Smart Buildings

The Intruder Alarm and Perimeter Protection sector has over the last decade become very familiar with using radar technology to detect intruders trying to break through perimeter fences. It is now being used within smart buildings to support organisations as they explore options for moving staff safely back into their buildings. The solutions focus on […]

Smart Buildings

There’s a Cloud for Everyone

The cloud is an invaluable cog in our new, intelligent built environments. Without the cloud, digitization strategies would be slowed significantly, the power of big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) would be considerably lower, and the number of organizations and individuals with access to such technologies would be a small fraction of what we […]

Security

VSaaS & ACaaS Gain Further Momentum Through Video Analytics Offerings

Video Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS) and Access-Control-as-a-Service (ACaaS) have continued their strong growth into 2018 as AI Analytics are now being introduced with greater effectiveness. Demand for Analytics will be more pronounced in VSaaS, and this is the focus of our following article. The main drivers up to 2017 have been initiated by the supply side spending […]

Smart Cities

Amazon S3 Outage Reminds Us The Cloud Is Not Perfect

On the 28th February 2017 the cloud went down. Or at least a large section of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) went down, taking a lot of things down with it. The list of affected sites is long but the outage points to a much bigger problem; what does an outage […]

Security

Leading Software Firms Race To Create Smart Home Assistants

“Siri, what’s your favourite movie?” you may ask your iPhone one rainy day, who would reply (half the time), “I’ve heard that ‘Blade Runner’ is a very realistic and sensitive depiction of intelligent assistants.” The fact that we can ask our phones this question, the style of answer, and the example used, all reveal a […]

Smart Buildings

Amazon Web Services Launches Internet of Things Platform

At its annual re:Invent developer conference last week, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a new internet of things (IoT) platform that helps devices connect to cloud applications and send massive amounts of data to be analysed for future actions. AWS IoT is a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with […]

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