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Hikvision Spinning Off Smart Home & Robotics Businesses

January 7th, 2022
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Has Smart Home Technology Lost Its Way?

August 12th, 2021
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The Smart Contractor: A Disruptive Idea for Smaller Buildings

General contractors, technicians, and handyman-labor hold unique roles, especially within the small and medium scale residential and commercial building sector. Every day these figures are welcomed into buildings for repairs and develop trust through maintenance of critical systems. Every day they advise building operators on how to optimize their systems and even guide decision-makers on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Nest Breaks Silence with Release of a Diverse Home Security Product Range

In April 2016, Memoori published an article highlighting that the long awaited security product range from Nest, still showed no signs of emerging. After a relatively quiet 18 months from Nest, on the security front at least, Google’s smart home acquisition finally announces Nest Secure. Back then, we covered reports about a “not-so-happy corporate atmosphere,” […]

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Access Control: Breaking the Price vs Safety Paradigm

A secure access control system comes with a premium price tag. That’s the commonly shared ‘fact’ in the access control industry. Arguments to strengthen this belief are of course, easy to envisage. Robust hardware using premium materials and lots of clever security features must be expensive. Continuously tested software, able to withstand ever-increasing cyber security […]

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Still No Sign of Nest Security Products As Internal Unrest Goes Public

Amid growing reports of unrest at Nest, new information has leaked about the companies foray into the home security sector. It is not exactly a secret that Google’s $3.2 billion dollar acquisition intended to release security related products. On the contrary, the only surprise has been how long it has taken for the company to […]

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Shouldn’t We All Have Smart Homes By Now?

So it’s 2016 and we all live in Smart Homes – perfectly energy efficient residences that have learned our behavioural patterns and cater for our every need – or at least we’re supposed to be by now aren’t we? Much more likely is that you, like the vast majority of us in the “smart world”, […]

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