The increasing use of CCTV, sensors, drones, monitoring and mass data collection across urban landscapes means human movement is being tracked more than ever before. For the data and comms industry, increased connectivity equals more opportunity. But when it comes to the individual, where is the line between optimised security and an unstoppable loss of privacy?
SATEC's EM133-AR with four-quadrant measurement and interval data logs meters record energy or other electrical measurements at 15, 30 or 60 min intervals, or other defined intervals of time, providing date/time stamp of recorded data.
ABB has installed its innovative intercom technology at the Rivage Royale, one of the most recognisable residential buildings in Surfers Paradise. Boasting 176 luxury riverside apartments across 30 floors, the building offers breathtaking views out to the Pacific Ocean.
Voice activation for taps, lights, music, (even the toilet flush!), lowering the too-high clothes rail, lighting, speakers, sprinklers and movie theatre; facial recognition; switch lights in the bathroom glass panels — The Block 2016 shone a spotlight on a few lust-haves in the home automation market.
Thanks to the proliferation of IoT in recent years, automation today is part and parcel of an electrical contractor's toolkit. Indeed, an electrician's role is so much more than lights, switches and power points.
Mitsubishi Electric Australia has launched a range of inverter-driven chillers to the Australian market. The e-series modular chiller range is designed to answer the need for controllable, energy-efficient cooling and heating, with reduced plant size and a host of benefits.
In the age of increasing automation around the home, the yet-to-be-commercially-available ThreadRobe is taking things to new heights.
The federal government's Smart Cities and Suburbs program has been officially opened by Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor.
Intelligent buildings, home automation, smart cities, the Internet of Things. With the promise of more connectivity and a better life, these topics have been talking points for decades, but will new arrivals in the automation market change our approach for good?
Did you know that after just one hour of sitting, 90% of our fat-burning enzymes stop working and our bodies start to hibernate and shut down? Or that occupants of naturally ventilated buildings are more tolerant of their thermal environment, despite experiencing significantly warmer temperatures than those in air-conditioned spaces?
Panasonic has launched its next-generation i-PRO Extreme surveillance technology platform, a native end-to-end H.265 system designed to maximise the performance and video surveillance systems whilst protecting against cybersecurity threats.
Andatech has introduced the SolarCam — a solar-powered outdoor wireless security camera — to bridge the gap between consumers who want complete control over their security needs without the hassle of CCTV systems.
Chamberlain has introduced a garage door automation solution — PowerLift MyQ. The DIY garage door opener offers users the ability to monitor and control their door using a smart device. Built using the company's encrypted MyQ technology platform, the app connects home owners to their home router, taking advantage of an increase in smart home connectivity.