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Moving Smart Home Services to the Cloud: Hosting – Guest post by Rafi Zauer, Essence Head of Marketing

Moving Smart Home Services to the Cloud: Hosting – Guest post by Rafi Zauer, Essence Head of Marketing

With the advent of possibilities enabled by IoT technologies, service providers are facing increasing pressure to offer their customers new services which in most cases fall outside their core competency. This post is a part of an upcoming series in which Essence experts will shed light on the different smart home cloud-based services available for ... Read More
 
Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help You Protect the Elderly

Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help You Protect the Elderly

We’ve talked before about the ‘sandwich generation’—adults who have to simultaneously take care of their aging parents and deal with other responsibilities like work and raising their own children. This is a consequence of increasing life expectancy in developed countries, and the wish of the elderly to stay independent and continue to live in their ... Read More
 
The Transition from Traditional Security to Interactive Security

The Transition from Traditional Security to Interactive Security

The professional security market is a mature and stable industry with a proven business model that has successfully worked for decades. In recent years, however, there has been an unprecedented technological revolution that included several factors, such as the appearance of smartphones, the advent of IoT and the proliferation of cloud-based services that have brought ... Read More
 
How IoT Protocols Have Helped Professional Security Become Smart

How IoT Protocols Have Helped Professional Security Become Smart

The Internet of Things is based on the principle that different objects connected to the internet should able to communicate and interact with each other. This would not be possible, of course, without appropriate communication channels. These channels or communication protocols, such as Z-Wave —which, according to IHS Markit, is the leading protocol within the ... Read More
 
Essence Innovation: The Revolution of Vital Sign Monitors is Already Here – Guest post by Nir Regev

Essence Innovation: The Revolution of Vital Sign Monitors is Already Here – Guest post by Nir Regev

Vital sign monitors have become the cornerstone of a wide variety of commercial and personal safety applications, ranging from baby monitoring to elderly care.  Many such monitors exist in the today market. In each case, the patient – or caregiver – is required to activate the monitoring process by connecting a sensor to generate and ... Read More