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Thanks to its low-cost, low-power nature, Bluetooth mesh networks have grown in presence in the smart home space, and this phenomenon is also happening in China, as companies like Alibaba, Xiaomi and Tuya have all announced plans to use the protocol more. One of the latest industry developments is that IoT chip solution provider Silicon […]

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Smart access is trending in the field of home automation, and big names like Hampton, Amazon, August and Ring have all introduced improvement for their smart locks or access control systems at CES 2019. Hampton Products announced that its Array family of connected devices will operate on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, which Hampton says can […]

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Black and Decker, a home appliance brand famous for power tools and home improvement products, have introduced a smart healthcare assistant for the elderly living alone at home and a Wi-Fi router that works apart or together with the assistant. The digital assistant, Pria, is designed to monitor the elderly’s life patterns in less intrusively. […]

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Retail stores in Asia are increasingly adopt advanced technologies to realize the smart retail future, with facial recognition being seen as especially popular, as companies are placing cameras on robots, drones and other places to provide better customer experience. Suning, the second largest non-government Chinese retailer, is introducing some futuristic retail concepts at CES 2019. […]

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Comcast, a TV, Internet and smart home service provider, has announced a new internet security service for all connected devices at home named xFi Advanced Security. The service is said to use artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor and analyze Wi-Fi traffic at home and automatically block suspicious activities in real time. The AI technology is […]

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Cresa, an international commercial real estate firm that focuses on tenant advisory, announced today it has started an initiative – with participants from real estate, utilities and building industry professionals – to develop methodologies for adopting Power over Ethernet (PoE) standards in new or existing buildings. “While PoE is not new, the potential for broad […]

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TP-Link and its smart home brand Kasa Smart unveiled at CES 2019 a series of products and services, including seven smart home products, a cloud-based AI platform and mesh Wi-Fi solutions. The product lineup includes a video doorbell, outdoor and indoor security cameras, voice-enabled light switch, smart in-wall outlet and smart outdoor plug, which will […]

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Google has announced new features and devices to enable broader Google Assistant application in the smart home context, including home entertainment and kitchen. Lenovo has created a 4-inch touchscreen device called Smart Clock, a Google Assistant-powered Smart Display device designed to be placed by the bed. It can show general information, wake the user up […]

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Cresa, an international commercial real estate firm that focuses on tenant advisory, announced today it has started an initiative – with participants from real estate, utilities and building industry professionals – to develop methodologies for adopting Power over Ethernet (PoE) standards in new or existing buildings. “While PoE is not new, the potential for broad […]

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Ring, a smart home brand operating under Amazon, has announced 13 new products at the start of 2019. The big announcement was the Ring Door View Cam, a peephole camera which can monitor who’s standing by the front door. The Door View Cam doesn’t require wiring, allowing homeowners to remove the current peephole on the door […]

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