Smart Home

Smart home devices are getting smarter with each iteration, and that goes for smart security tech as much as any other device category. Even devices that weren’t developed for security are branching out into home safety features. Given this development,...
The world faces a pressing question: how can we care for aging citizens who are only getting older as life expectancy (LE) increases? Statistics from the World Bank show a steady rise in the numbers of people over 65...
Buying a home is one of the most significant commitments that anyone can make in their life. Whether you’re looking to buy a house that will stick around for a while, or you’re searching for that perfect investment property,...
IoT devices can manage almost every aspect of the home. Smart appliances—IoT-enabled appliances from everyday life—have the potential to increase customer satisfaction and drive more business for your company. The smart home is no longer a rose-colored daydream: a television...
Imagine the convenience of your refrigerator alerting you when you’re about to run out of milk. Or the energy savings as lights automatically flip on and off as you enter or leave a room. Or just the pleasure of...
BuiltWorlds Buildings 2.0 conference has quickly become a collaborative center for forward-thinking professionals in Chicago’s architecture, engineering, construction, and building management industry. The open dialogue on all things “Smart Buildings”—fostered by the forums and coordinated networking events—is distinct from...
The connected homes and buildings that were once considered science fiction are finally seeing the light of day. However, now that a connected future is here, consumers are slow to adopt the technology and skeptical about the devices furnishing their surroundings....
The success of connected homes or buildings relies on data communication. All of the smart devices within a network must be able to interact with each other, their controller and the local wireless connectivity system (e.g. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth). This...
Smart home devices are becoming more popular every day, and that means adoption is growing. By 2022, the global smart home market is expected to exceed $53 billion. But what happens when the expanding array of highly-complex smart home devices...
The past 15-20 years have generated a massive shift from on-premise software to cloud computing. We can now access everything we need from anywhere, without the limitations of fixed-location servers. However, the cloud computing movement is about to swing...