Home Automation

Smart Buildings

Schneider Electric Buildings Business 2021 Examined

March 11th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Has Smart Home Technology Lost Its Way?

August 12th, 2021
Smart Cities

Lighting the Human-Centric Home Office in the Age of Remote Work

Human-Centric Lighting (HCL) is becoming a growing force in the office, presenting a solution that supports occupant health and wellbeing to raise the level of productivity across the workforce. While coronavirus-triggered lockdowns have emptied office buildings around the world, it has not stopped work, and as many companies begin to shift towards increased remote working […]

Smart Buildings

The Smart Home Presents Different Challenges for Technology

The smart home, a place where the latest devices integrate seamlessly to improve security, convenience, sleep, productivity, entertainment and relaxation while being more energy efficient. That’s the dream being sold by some of the biggest technology companies in the world. The reality, however, appears to be somewhat opposite. The majority of do-it-yourself smart home installations […]

Smart Cities

This is the House Alexa Built

You can buy almost every element of a smart home from Amazon so, “would it make sense that Amazon take it to the next level and simply start a construction company to build smart homes?” asked customer experience futurist, keynote speaker and author, Blake Morgan during a speech back in April. It is a topic […]

Security

Amazon Underlines Ambitions to Dominate the Smart Home with Latest Acquisition

In 2013, during episode nine in the fifth season of entrepreneurial reality TV series Shark Tank (a show like Dragon’s Den for our UK readers), James Siminoff pitched his smart doorbell invention ‘DoorBot’ to the show’s panel of experienced investors. During the pitch, Siminoff sought a $700,000 investment for a 10% stake in DoorBot, valuing […]

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 […]

Smart Cities

Giving the Internet of Things a Voice

“I think the internet of things (IoT) means many different things to many people. Much of the time it’s no different to what we used to call machine-to-machine; it’s largely rebranding for something that never quite achieved its potential,” claims technology evangelist, serial entrepreneur and developer, Nick Hunn. Hunn is Chief Technology Officer at, wireless […]

Smart Cities

Smart Construction Needs Smarter Construction Workers

“Energising a new house has become increasingly complex. Gone are the days of simply installing a phone line, running a handful of main cables, fixing a TV aerial and wiring up the doorbell,” says Tanuja Randery, Zone President UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric. Now, she says, there is an increasing demand for smart technology […]

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