The potential for MQTT in realizing the smart city vision

    The technology industry loves an acronym, and here’s one might be new to a lot of people: MQTT. And while the acronym itself doesn’t give much away, even the expanded version – Message Queue Telemetry Transport – doesn’t help a great deal more, nor give a sense of its potential. But as a communications protocol […]

      Five key trends for a smarter city

      Cities are becoming more complex and new challenges arise every day. Amidst these changes, factors such as public safety, urban mobility and environmental monitoring still remain priorities. Advanced connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT) technology supports cities in the mission to utilize their resources more efficiently and improve the management and control of urban areas. […]

        Smart buildings: going beyond the hype to reap the benefits

        Open technology platforms are a giant leap towards building truly smart buildings. It has been a slow start but now things are starting to pick up speed. This blog gives examples of companies that reap the benefits. In a previous blog post on smart buildings, I noted that the real estate sector has been slow […]

          Piecing the puzzle together using surveillance technology

          Could you pull off the perfect crime? If so, how would you do it and where would you start? If the movies are any indication, it must involve a long planning and research phase where every risk is calculated and effectively neutralized. A specialist team of experts collaborate and mull over how the plan should […]

            5 ways access control can transform business operations

            This post is written by Phil Campbell, European Sales Director at Quanika. Read more about Phil at the end. A major shift is taking place in the way companies and organisations operate: the way they use their buildings and manage their people. This transformation is being driven by a combination of external pressures, including the […]