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Smart home access control growth and the future of door security

There’s growing noise around smart homes and smarter security. You’ve probably heard it. But there is a place where access control and more have been smart for decades: the workplace. Home automation and IoT are still playing catch-up with the commercial sector. A new insights report from ASSA ABLOY and IFSEC Global — “The Smart Door Locks Report 2018” — measures just how fast consumer smart technology is running. According to a survey conducted for the repor...

ISC West 2018 preview: Cyber, smart homes and drones

A few friends from the security industry will gather this April to see, hear and touch the latest technologies to make the world a safer place. Actually, more than a few: there will be more than 30,000 security professionals gathering at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas April 11-13 for the International Security Conference and Exposition, usually known as ISC West. Many of the attendees will be returning to what has become a yearly ritual. The site, the players, the pace and even atmosphere of ISC...

Observables delivers all-in-one connected services platform for professional security channel

Observables is transforming the dealer experience for critical infrastructure of IP devices in the security supply chain Observables™ has created a connected service platform that unifies access control, automation, surveillance and security into a singular system that brings security professionals a simplified, highly-connectable, reliable business solution that consumers will find easy-to-use, dependable and completely useful. Physical, logical and cyber security solu...

ISC West 2017: Bosch highlights intelligence, integration, and increased revenue for customers

Bosch IP cameras and control panels are compatible with solutions from a range of industry partners At ISC West 2017, Bosch Security Systems will introduce new intelligent devices, demonstrate the power of integrated security and communications solutions, and highlight products and services to help customers increase revenue. Visitors to the Bosch booth will see a completely new portfolio of IP cameras, video analytics that extend surveillance beyond security, services that cr...

Shanghai Smart Home Technology 2016: Forum highlights cross-sector collaboration, market demand and innovation in smart home industry

Exhibitors from diverse fields gathered to foster collaboration and reveal market trajectory at SSHT 2016 Benefiting from the smart home boom, the second edition of Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT) concluded with great success. The fair was held concurrently with Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) from 31 August – 2 September 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai. Collectively, the fairs hosted 240 exhibitors from 14 countries a...

Top trends driving expansion of home automation in the security industry and beyond

It’s the 21st century already. Isn’t it time we all lived in smart homes? For technophiles everywhere, the smart home can’t come soon enough. The same might be said for the security marketplace, which is well positioned to thrive in the coming era of home automation. The wait could be shorter than we think, given some recent trends and events we are seeing in the home automation market. Let’s consider several of them: 1. Home automation is getting attention from Silic...

Silicon Labs Wireless Gecko multiprotocol SoC provides flexible IoT connectivity

Silicon Labs has introduced its Wireless Gecko portfolio of multiprotocol system-on-chip (SoC) devices, providing flexible connectivity and price/performance options for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Silicon Labs’ new Wireless Gecko SoCs integrate a powerful ARM® Cortex®-M4 core, energy-friendly Gecko technology, a 2.4 GHz radio with up to 19.5 dBm output power, and advanced hardware cryptography. Wireless Gecko SoCs speed wireless design with best-of-breed Thread and ZigBee&re...

Wireless technology attracts security installers’ attention for its reliability and cost-effectiveness

Wireless offers many opportunities for security contractors to increasethe base of installations and add subscribers Security installation contractors have many different choices when it comes to wireless signalling technologies for their customers. Radio frequency (RF) communications have become more reliable, more robust and include inherent safeguards, such as encryption, to prevent hacking or takeover of wireless devices. Wireless can also allow for remote programming, de...

Silicon Labs to showcase processing, sensing and connectivity innovations for IoT at Embedded World 2016

In addition to supporting live demonstrations, Silicon Labs’ IoT experts will also deliver conference presentations Silicon Labs will showcase the next wave of processing, sensing and connectivity innovations for the Internet of Things (IoT) at Embedded World 2016 in Nuremburg, Germany, Feb. 23-25, at Booth 4A-128. Addressing an array of smart, connected device applications, Silicon Labs will demonstrate multi-node Thread and ZigBee® mesh networks, Bluetooth® Sma...

Intersec 2016's new Smart Home section highlights IoT's influence on the latest access control and surveillance technologies

Industry leaders will share centrestage at Intersec's new Smart Home section to showcase their latest technologies The increasing interconnectivity of smart home technology and its influence on safety and security will be under the spotlight this month in Dubai, as global manufacturers prepare to launch their latest high-tech smart home solutions at Intersec 2016. With analysts Gartner predicting 6.4 billion ‘things’ – from toasters and teapots to cars and h...

SourceSecurity.com’s 10 most click-worthy articles of 2015

Many of the most well-trafficked articles posted at SourceSecurity.com in 2015 were those that addressed timely and important issues in the security marketplace. In the world of digital publishing, it’s easy to know what content resonates with the market: Our readers tell us with their actions; i.e., where they click.   Let’s look back at the Top 10 articles we posted in 2015 that generated the most page views. They are listed in order here with the author’s...

What will be the impact on the security market of the “Internet of Things”?

People using computers to surf the Internet is "so 20th century". Today, the big trend involves machines using the Internet to communicate, exchange and analyse data in what has widely become known of as the Internet of Things. Various security devices are among the IoT components, and how devices connect effectively using the Internet – even devices not related to security – will constitute a large part of the future business of security integrators and installers, whether in the re...