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James Bell
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James Bell
Smart City Expert

Substantially speaking, the connection between smart home and smart city involves multitudinous applications in diverse sectors. But there is one name that defines this connection unanimously and that’s ‘big data’. What’s so ‘big’ about the ‘big data’? Let’s move on to know more about it.

James Bell
2 weeks ago
James Bell
Smart City Expert

A whole lot of benefits of using the connected devices for a smart home will make the sales of these devices grow up to 30 billion by 2020. So, let us learn about how can we make our homes smart cum energy efficient.

James Bell
2 weeks ago
James Bell
Smart City Expert

A smart home is a web of the internet of things (IoT) configured with automated devices, detectors, sensors, and switches. The sensors and the switches are coupled to a ‘gateway’ from where the user controls every device via user interface interacted with a wall mounted terminal, a computer or a smartphone software.

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LABCITIES
By Joan Torres

Very few buildings are taller than 500 meters because of the limitations of those everyday devices that make high-rise buildings practical in the first place – elevators. Traditional, steel-rope-hung elevators can travel only around 500 meters before the weight of the rope itself makes it inconvenient. That takes more and more energy and space – which all costs developers money.

Replacing steel ropes with carbon fiber ones can save energy and space. But even so, people who want to go to the uppermost floors from the lowest floors don’t want to wait for the elevator to stop at the dozens of floors in between. That means developers need to make room in their buildings for multiple shafts, for express and local elevators, and for “sky lobbies” where people can switch between them. All of that space devoted to vertical transportation reduces the amount of rentable space on each floor, which makes the economics of the building more difficult the higher it gets.

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LABCITIES
2 months ago
LABCITIES
By Joan Torres

It’s no secret that we are relying on smart technology more than ever before in an attempt to achieve greater efficiency in our homes. In fact, last year 80 million smart home devices were shipped worldwide.

Thanks to the internet of things (IoT) our households aren’t only able to become smarter and more savvy, but safer and more secure too.

The IoT is shaping and advancing home security through an extensive range of products, apps and devices; we no longer have to rely on grainy CCTV footage and ‘beware of the dog’ signs to deter opportunist thieves, we can go as far as streaming high quality real time footage of our homes directly to our smartphones.

There is no doubt that smart security and the IoT will transform, shape and enhance our homes, so what smart devices can you expect to have as common features of your home over the coming years?

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