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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leading gadget and technology magazine, T3, have ranked the Keyfree Smart lock as the best smart lock product in the UK home automation market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday, at the IFA BERLIN 2015 press conference Samsung SmartThings launched its new line of products, available across the U.S. and from September 10 in the U.K., including an upgraded Hub, sensors, and intuitive mobile app for a powerful and easy to use solution that helps solve specific problems.
Security software developer, Symantec, has announced its new security suite aimed to protect internet-connected devices from being “hacked, tracked or hijacked”. They claim the system will secure more than one billion devices including cars, medical devices, industrial control systems and consumer electronics to name a few!
There are a huge amount of companies out there that produce smart home devices, from well-known, household names like Apple and Nest, to obscure Chinese manufacturers no one has ever heard of.
Each of these devices speak their own languages that only speak to devices that also speak the same language. Consequently consumers get locked in and are shepherded into buying from a limited selection of manufacturers, in order to ensure their devices are compatible with the rest of their smart home devices.
Recently retailers have decided to put the Internet of Things to the test, as stores have begun setting up demonstrations of how these devices can function in a consumer’s daily life.
Sears first launched their entry into this space in 2014, with their Connected Home Shops, and Target is now the newest retailer to bring a connected home space to the consumer.
Samsung have stated that companies who do not embrace smart technology may not survive in the next 10 years.
As part of its Smarter Futures report, Samsung has predicted how smart systems will transform our current office environment to improve productivity and flexibility. This builds on research by PwC who discovered that 46 percent of office workers believe their company should invest in smart technology.
Samsung highlight four key areas where smart technology will innovate office spaces:
Security researchers at Fiat Chrysler have discovered that hackers can take control of their vehicles through the internet-enabled entertainment systems, allowing attackers to take control of transmission, brakes, and even steering.
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The Yale Keyfree Connected
“A name you can trust is a very good thing when it comes to something as delicate as home security, and that’s very much the play with the Yale Keyfree Connected.
Essence, a leading provider of M2M, cloud-based connected-living solutions, and ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions and parent company of Yale, have partnered to combine Essence’s state-of-the-art connected home solution – WeR@Home™ with Yale’s industry-leading smart locks.
Yale is presenting its range of smart locks on the ASSA ABLOY stand at IFSEC this week, with four live demonstrations of smart locks connected to third party smart home systems. Yale’s partners for the exhibition include Verisure, Control4, Orange and Essence.
If NASA designed a toothbrush, this would probably be it! Oral-B’s Bluetooth-connected smart toothbrush takes dental hygiene to a new level!
The smart brush has sensors that can work out when you’re using poor brushing technique. It’ll even offer guidance on how to improve your scrubbing style. “Harder, faster!”
Apple has revealed its plans to take over the home – allowing you to talk to everything from your lightbulbs to your air conditioning simply using its HomeKit system.
Google is reportedly set to introduce its own Internet of Things platform. The operating system will be called “Brillo,” and is essentially a lightweight version of Android, designed specifically for low power devices, with as little as 64 or 32MB of RAM.
Yale’s Smart Living range takes the hassle out of home security, allowing users to now keep an eye on their home whenever and wherever they are.
The new Smart Living range is now available in a variety of options to suit your lifestyle. From our standalone products, to a complete home security system, built around an intelligent Smart Security Hub, which integrates with a wide range of modular accessories.