"Internet of Things" articles

Parks Associates recently published Smart Home, Caregiving, and Aging in Place , an analysis of existing and anticipated independent living needs among people age 50 and older. This was an exciting project to complete, given the significant demographic shifts that are currently occurring in the United States. The U.S. population is greying, which is a trend that will continue for decades, due in large part to the aging of the sizable Baby Boomer generation. The above chart...
As smart home device manufacturers aim to increase consumer appeal for smart home products and services , many are investing in measures to communicate the value of smart home products more effectively and remove the friction associated with making smart home device purchases. Best Buy and Amazon now offer free in-home consultation services for consumers interested in acquiring smart home products. Geek Squad started offering free in-home consultation services for smart...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Nov. 13, 2017
Tags: Internet of Things, smart home
Content submitted by IMONT Today’s IoT is dominated by the big cloud providers. They have amazing infrastructure, hugely complex and efficient management processes, and they process mind-boggling amounts of data every second to keep all our devices talking securely to each other via their servers. However, using the cloud to “reflect” the state of remote services has unexpected implications for building out large scale systems containing many millions of devices. It...
Content by Thomas Rockmann, VP Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom  The future looks bright for the connected home, with considerable innovation just around the corner. A new concept called Community IoT illustrates this potential market opportunity perfectly, especially as it is predicted that the expanding IoT ecosystem will have a $1.7 trillion annual economic impact in cities by 2025 . Currently, 50% of the world's population lives in cities, and by 2050 the figure...
Content created by FIBARO FIBARO The Heat Controller is an innovative product which facilitates the management of household heating, providing users with eco energy-saving capabilities. The device will prove its usefulness in the upcoming winter months. It is easy to install and allows users to customize their heating preferences to their individual needs. The thermostatic head not only allows users to control heating individually in each room, but also measures the...
Content submitted by IMONT The Internet of Things wave is an exciting time for entrepreneurs and companies offering smart systems. Familiar companies such as Amazon and Samsung, as well as numerous start-ups are taking advantage of the enormous potential of this new phenomenon. However, as with any new technology, there are issues. Two of the biggest issues that concern the IoT industry are cloud costs and security.  One of the basic “understood” facts of...
Prior to his keynote at the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe conference in November, Matthias Mieves , Head of New Business, Sales & Marketing Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom, provided perspective on the growth of smart home and IoT markets in Europe. Matthias will present the keynote “ Bringing Smart Home to Mass Market ” on 1 November at 9:30. For more information on CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit www.connectionseurope.com . What are the largest recurring...
According to Parks Associates, roughly 80% of U.S. broadband households have either homeowners or renters insurance. With demand for IoT and smart home devices ever increasing, insurers are in a unique position to offer these devices due to insurers’ access to consumers as well as consumers’ overall trust of insurers. In the infographic below, Parks Associates outlines some of the key findings from its newest IoT research, Insurance Opportunities in the Connected Home , which...

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