Breaking down the silos to create efficient smart cities

    The number of people expected to be living in cities is set to double by 2050 to some 6.4 billion urban dwellers. To cope with this population increase, and to adjust to the new needs of larger cosmopolitan environments, cities will require new and innovative ways of managing their assets and resources. This is addressed […]

      “What the heck is a smart city?”

      Despite the global smart city hype, with daily headlines about new smart city projects, cities competing to be the smartest and governments around the world investing billions in smart cities, I frequently hear someone say “But what the heck is a smart city?”. Today, many of us turn to Google to find quick answers, and […]

        Implementing IoT Technology within a Real-Estate platform model

          The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) has propelled us into a new information age in which data is now king. Businesses are beginning to collect, store and utilise data generated from smart, network connected devices in increasingly intelligent ways, which has created new opportunities also within the real-estate industry. The most effective […]

          Detailing security provisions within a performance specification

          The demand for connected IoT devices is increasing. Buoyed by the productivity, security and efficiency benefits, firms worldwide have been flocking to install the latest IP technologies on their IT networks. However, this has often been done with little thought to the security ramifications. That is perhaps why new vulnerabilities are being reported all too […]

            Preventing intruder access at the front door; halting hacker access at the back

            The rapid evolution of access control technology, specifically its shift from a closed, proprietary system to an open, IP based architecture, has unlocked a new set of possibilities for end users. Modern access systems offer open communications architecture, designed to allow access controllers to be deployed as IoT devices. The benefits are obvious; Access control […]