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Try before you buy? Augmented reality lets you visualise furniture in your home

Israeli augmented reality company, Cimagine Media, has partnered with Shop Direct to bring homeowners an app that lets you see thousands of products in situ in your home.

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Short-term lettings lock in benefits of smart technology

According to recent research from Edelman Intelligence, travellers are more willing to make a reservation for short-term rentals if the property has smart home features and facilities.

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Yale’s Smart Living range featured on ITV’s This Morning!

We’re thrilled to have featured on ITV’s This Morning programme today (3rd August), which saw our Smart Living range of connected security products discussed as part of a summer home security segment.

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Augmented reality meets reality

Increasingly more and more companies are investing in smart home technology and developing devices that homeowners can control remotely for a more convenient and simpler lifestyle. But as the industry is still finding its feet, companies are experimenting with the way users integrate and control their devices.

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Samsung technology sets sail to new generation of ‘smart ships’

MSC Cruises has partnered with Samsung to develop technology for the next generation of smart cruise ships, making the travelling experience increasingly intuitive for guests.

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Home Automation at IFSEC Global: House Tour

Head of Integration for Yale Smart Living, Tabitha Morton, gives a tour of the home automation zone at this years’ IFSEC global.

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ASSA ABLOY at IFSEC 2016 [video]

Tabitha Morton, Head of Integration for Yale Smart Living, talks to IFSEC Global on the ASSA ABLOY stand about the state of the smart home in 2016. Discussing the company’s journey from mechanical to digital security, Tabitha showcases some of the smart security devices on offer and outlines findings in Yale’s home automation market research.

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Apple gets serious about the smart home with new app

Technology giant, Apple, has announced the launch of its new ‘Home’ app at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California.

The new app, titled ‘Home’, will roll out onto iOS 10 update on both phones and Apple watches this autumn, and will be a central place for controlling all smart home devices that are HomeKit certified (Apple’s wireless protocol for connecting devices).

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The Smart Home has been talked about for years…but now it’s becoming a reality

Leading home security brand, Yale, part of ASSA ABLOY, is pioneering the emerging smart home market, with its Smart Living range of connected security devices.

Tabitha Morton, Head of Integration at Yale explains:

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In collaboration with IFSEC Global, ASSA ABLOY release the Smart Home Security Report 2016

As the ‘Internet of Things’ and Smart Home automation begins to develop traction in the consumer market, electronic access to properties using smart locks is becoming an increasingly popular proposition for the residential industry.

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Yale exhibits Smart Living range at Ideal Home Show

Security specialist, Yale, is exhibiting its Smart Living range of connected products with its integration partner Samsung, at this year’s Ideal Home Show.

Yale’s Head of Integration on Future Trends in Home Automation

At IFSEC 2016 Yale’s connected locks, smart alarms and smart CCTV will be on show. In addition, Head of Integration for the organisation, Tabitha Morton, will take to the stage to present on future trends in smart buildings and home automation.

Watch the video below to find out more and catch Tabitha’s IFSEC presentation on 23rd June, 13:00 – 13:30 in the Smart Theatre.

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Integration is integral for smart technologies

We have always considered integration between companies as a key influencer for the successful growth of the smart home market. As predicted, this factor is being recognised more so than ever by other global brands that are increasingly enabling integration amongst their devices.

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Samsung files patent for smart contact lenses

Electronics giant, Samsung, has filed a patent application to develop smart contact lenses. These will be complete with built-in sensors that let you control your smartphone with your eyes.

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Securing your home the smart way: Wareable Editor invests in Yale’s Keyless smart door lock

A few weeks ago, the editor of Wareable, Paul Lamkin, embarked on the ambitious task of building a fully-fledged smart home from scratch – you can view the full article here. As part of his mission, he is writing a step-by-step diary reviewing his progress, unexpected complications, achievements, and advice for anyone thinking of doing the same.

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ASSA ABLOY’s Journey from Mechanical to Digital Security at IFSEC 2016

ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, will be exhibiting its product breadth that comes from years of expertise in the industry. The groups leading brands, including Yale, will be on stand E1100 in Hall S7 at Excel, London, from 21-23 June.

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John Lewis opens the UK’s first in-store Smart Home Experience

Leading home retailer, John Lewis, has opened its first smart home experience on the fifth floor of its flagship Oxford Street store in London.

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Smart technology drives the way for motorists

Telensa, a Cambridge based technology firm, is developing a revolutionary app that can let motorists park more easily, tell local councils when and where to grit, and even light up specific roads upon request.

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Come and Visit us at the Gadget Show Live

This weekend (31st March – 3rd April), Yale is exhibiting its range of smart security products at the Gadget Show Live.


Come and visit us on stand L128 in the LAB to see our Smart Living range, exclusive show deals and the chance to enter our exciting competition.

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Building a smart home from scratch

Editor of Wareable.com, Paul Lamkin, has embarked on an ambitious task of making his new property a fully-fledged smart home – completely from scratch.

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Wareable.com list Yale’s Keyless smart lock amongst the best in the market

The Keyless smart lock is continuing to rank highly amongst gadget and technology experts, recently being listed in Wareables top ten smart locks of 2016.

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Yale ranked as one of the key vendors in the global smart lock market

A recent report, commissioned by TechNavio, has recognised Yale as one of the frontrunners in the global smart lock market. Other prominent companies listed include, August, UniKey, Mul-T-Lock, Haven, and Kwikset.

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Yale to showcase smart security at the Gadget Show Live

Security specialist Yale will be exhibiting its Smart Living range of connected products with its integration partner Samsung, at this year’s Gadget Show Live.

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MasterCard to accept Selfies as a form of Security Check

Credit card firm, MasterCard, is the latest multinational financial service to introduce biometric logins as an alternative to passwords when verifying IDs for online payments.

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Yale secures DIY Week Award… for the third year in a row!

They say good things come in threes and this is certainly the case for Yale which won ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ for the third time in a row at last night’s DIY Week Awards.

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Smart Technology to break the language barrier

Collectively, Skype users make more than three billion video and voice calls everyday*. So it is no wonder that Microsoft and Skype have developed a translation feature to allow people of different nationalities to freely converse with just the app between them.

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T3 Magazine crown Yale’s Keyfree as the Best Smart Lock Device

Leading gadget and technology magazine, T3, have ranked the Keyfree Smart lock as the best smart lock product in the UK home automation market.

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London to Take Part in European Smart Technology Trial

London will be partnering with a number of cities across Europe in a €25million smart technology trial that will explore how innovative technologies can improve the lives of urban residents.

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Half of UK Adults are Happy to be Diagnosed Digitally

Recent research from Aviva UK has revealed that 47% of Brits are willing to be diagnosed digitally using health technology instead of face-to-face with their GP.

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Yale’s Keyless Ranks in The Independents Top 10 Smart Home Products

The Independent has revealed its top 10 smart home devices with the Yale Keyless connected smart lock coming in at number 9.

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Yale partners with O2 and AT&T to create new smart home offering

Yale is thrilled to announce that it is partnering with O2 and AT&T to bring a new smart home platform to UK this summer. Officially announced yesterday (5th January 2016), the platform will be introduced to the UK in selected areas north of London, before having a wider roll out later in the year.

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CES 2016: What to Expect!

2016 is kicking off in style for the electronics and technology industry with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) making its annual return in Las Vegas this week.

Running from 6th – 9th January, CES 2016 will see key companies and spokespersons from all over the globe checking out the latest innovations. This year’s exhibition is the largest to date with 2.5 million square feet of exhibition space and the show is expected to welcome an estimated 170,000 guests over the 3 days with 20,000 new products to be unveiled.

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State of the Smart Home at the End of 2015: Summary

2015 has been the year of Smart Home Technology and the Internet of Things. The industry has developed to establish the key drivers and uncover barriers to adoption. Looking forward to 2016, this coherent understanding means companies can offer solutions to homeowner concerns and develop more Smart Home features now awareness is increasing.

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Smart Home Hardware Growth to top 1000% by 2020

Recent findings from Juniper Research has revealed that smart home automation hardware growth is set to top 1000% by 2020.

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Manchester wins £10million investment in smart city technology

The Manchester CityVerve project beat off stiff competition from 22 other entries across the UK, with its intelligent lamp-posts and talking bus stop suggestions.

The government-led Internet of Things competition aimed to encourage innovation in UK cities, transforming the way we work, rest and play in the digital age.

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Leading UK energy provider, npower, has launched an interactive trial for 300 homes using the latest smart home technology.

Npower has developed a new integrated ‘eco-system’, including leading brands Nest Labs, Yale and D-Link all controlled by a single npower app.

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Smart Home Adoption Encourages Residential Security Growth

Traditionally, homeowners purchase security products reactively as a distress purchase, perhaps after they’ve been broken into or lost their front door key, as opposed to actively seeking out security solutions before an incident. However, a new report from Parks Associates has found that, as a result of the commercialisation of the smart home, the residential security industry has been revitalised.

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Yale Wins Innovation Award for its Connected Smart Locks

Yale has fought off stiff competition to win the Innovation Award at this years’ Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards, hosted at Wolverhampton Racecourse last night.

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Consumers agree the Smart Home will have the biggest impact on lives

Recent research from German company, GFK, has revealed that 51% of consumers internationally believe that the Smart Home will make an impact on their lives, compared to just a third who say the same for wearable tech.

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Yale US Named as one of Airbnb’s Partners for new Product Suite

Yale US is listed as one of Airbnb’s partners for its new Host Assist feature. As part of Airbnb’s expansive suite of personalised tools to improve the hosting experience, Yale Smart Locks will be able to connect to accounts making for easy key exchange and keyless entry.

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Yale Connected Smart Locks: Review

We were excited when Yale… announced they were bringing some of their US Z-Wave locks to the UK”, said Vesternet, who have reviewed both the Keyless and Keyfree Connected smart locks.

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How secure is the smart home?

How secure are the ‘out of box’ consumer smart devices (thinking along the lines of DIY smart CCTV)?

In general consumer smart devices are secure, although it does depend on the product and manufactures. However, all smart device manufacturers face a twin challenge. Firstly to persuade consumers of the importance of setting products up correctly, using and changing password regularly, and making sure they update software at device level.

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Smart Home Technology sees Professionals Profit

According to research, Brits plan on spending £700m on smart technology to protect their homes in the near future*, with 47% of all UK customers aged 25-44 buying a connected home product within the next 12 months**. The Smart Tech Safer Homes study revealed that Londoners are leading the way, with those living in the city having already spent an average of £774 on smart security.

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Samsung SmartThings hands-on

Btekt take a closer look at Smart Things, Samsung’s new connected home eco system.

“Creating an open standard is never easy, but it looks like that’s something Samsung is intent on here, with manufacturers ranging from Bose through to Yale and D-Link creating accessories that can be managed using the Smart Things application.”

Compatible with Android, iOS and Windows phone, the app controls the hub which is available in a starter kit complete with a range of accessories from £199 in the UK.

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Yale Showcases Smart Living at Grand Designs Live

Yale is showcasing its range of smart security at this years’ Grand Designs Live on stand B330. Running between 8-11th October at the NEC Birmingham, Grand Designs Live gives visitors the opportunity to see the latest trends for the home, including smart technology designed to make life that little bit easier.

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The Smart Home Summit

Digital technologies are undoubtedly becoming a key component in our everyday lives. You wake up in the morning to the sound of your Smartphone alarm and the radiators switch on automatically to warm the room for when you get out of bed. Although these are basic features, smart technology is evolving and devices are becoming more sophisticated and capable.

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Smart Security will open the door to the Smart Home Market

Just as smart locks will provide a gateway into your smart home of the future, smart security is delivering a gateway into the market. It has been suggested that home security is likely to propel the smart home mainstream. Here we look at the key factors that make smart security one of the market leaders for the evolving smart industry:

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The Future of Smart Cities

By now you will have heard all about the big tech giants releasing the latest smart device or wearable tech. However, these innovations are not just confined to consumers and the home. ‘Smart Cities’ is the latest buzz phrase in the smart technology industry. According to research, 70% of the global population will live in urban regions by 2050* and, as a result, cities need to become much more efficient, sustainable and responsive.

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Samsung’s smart home system has serious potential – according to Trusted Reviews

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Embracing an open approach to the various smart standards out there, SmartThings has a strong base of support. It also has one thing few rivals actually offer – a single app that can control everything in your home.

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IFA 2015: Round Up

This September has seen the annual return of the IFA conference in Messe, Berlin with tech enthusiasts from all over the globe checking out the latest technological innovations. Each year IFA attracts the attention of key retailers, buyers, industry experts and the media with visitors from over 100 countries.