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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
 
Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help You Save Energy and Money During The Summer

Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help You Save Energy and Money During The Summer

Summer is made of everything we love, from long sunny days to peaceful beach strolls or pool-side barbecues. The warm weather invites us to relax, enjoy and take things easy. But sometimes the heat may be too much, and while we all love the summer season, we also fear the higher energy bills that will ... Read More
 
Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help Take Care of Your Kids

Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help Take Care of Your Kids

Last week we inaugurated a short series of posts in which we will be offering some useful tips and advice to make the most of your connected home. Our second post is all about the most precious things in the world for us- our kids. No matter how well you organize yourself, life happens: it is ... Read More
 
Make Devices Useful For The Connected Home to Become a Consumer Reality

Make Devices Useful For The Connected Home to Become a Consumer Reality

The connected home industry is still very young, and like any teenager, it has made some mistakes on its way to finding its own identity. One of these was to get a little carried away with all the innovation that new technologies (IoT and cloud services) have made possible – and turn all the opportunities technology ... Read More
 
Monetizing the Connected Home

Monetizing the Connected Home

Recent analyst reports continue to be bullish about the bright future of the smart home industry, expecting it to rise to a $121.73 billion value by 2022. That is a huge market potential, and a significant business opportunity for those companies that are ready to step in and claim their share. The big question here ... Read More