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 […]

      The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2021

      It’s useful when looking forward to first look backward: hindsight has a wonderful way of providing context for future-gazing activity. And when looking back over the past year, one insight could understandably be that attempting to predict the future is a futile activity! While the COVID-19 pandemic had taken hold in Asia before the end […]

        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. […]

          Access control during a health crisis: Keeping people safe and secure

          The current healthcare crisis has greatly impacted how healthcare providers operate. That, of course, is no surprise. This past spring healthcare facilities worked around the clock to flatten the curve and prepare for potentially more surges. Now, many are in the midst of that predicted autumn surge with a looming flu season not far off. […]

            Artificial intelligence in the surveillance sector

            If you’re a bit tired of hearing about the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) in our lives and work, you are  not alone! AI have been one of the buzzwords of the past few years, and like all buzzwords its overuse and misunderstanding can lead people to be skeptical about its potential. While that’s understandable, […]

              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 […]