Top 10 Connected Living Blog Posts From 2016

Top 10 Connected Living Blog Posts From 2016

The end of the year is always a good time to look back and reflect upon our goals and achievements. For us, 2016 has marked the first anniversary of our Connected Living Blog, and we would like to celebrate this significant milestone sharing with our readers the 10 most viewed posts of 2016. We hope you are enjoiying our content and want to thank you for helping our little community grow day by day. We wish you a happy and fruitful year, full of energy, dreams, innovation and success. Cheers for the New Year, we hope to see you around!    

The Medical Alert Systems market, also known as PERS (Personal Emergency Response Systems) has been rapidly changing for the past few years. The revolution in the industry has been so fast that many companies have not been able to keep pace with the times, and general consumers are mostly unaware of their many options, sticking with outdated solutions out of sheer disinformation… Read More

The concept of a Smart Home began its journey with the idea of the personal computer for every household introduced by Apple in the late 70s, along with the advent of the X-10 home automation standard. The invention of the internet circa 1990 obviously pushed this along but the real driver began with the wireless age of WiFi in 1999… Read More

The connected home offers a unique opportunity for telecom companies seeking to expand their business lines and look for ways to stay competitive in the market. As we discussed in last week’s post, telcos have good reasons to offer smart home services to their customers. Now, we would like to offer some insight on why they are in such a good position to take hold of a big share of the IoT market and become one of the major players in the connected home industry… Read More

The promise of a connected home where all the smart devices work together to make life easier and more comfortable for homeowners seems like a very desirable scenario. But sometimes, getting devices from different manufacturers to work together and ‘talk’ to each other can become a difficult task, certainly easier said than done… Read More

All the statistics, predictions, and customer trends point in the same direction: the connected home market is a big piece of cake that offers almost endless business opportunities for those who are quick to take hold of it. Why? Because the market potential is huge. So huge that its full scope has yet to be defined… Read More

While only about 25% of U.S. households have a professionally monitored security system installed, over 85% of homeowners have expressed a desire to be able to remotely monitor their home while away. It is clear that there is a huge market opportunity to be addressed here. Professional monitoring providers and security dealers and installers are in the best position to offer smart home services, not only to their existing customers, but also to that vast new emerging marketplace… Read More

It’s a fact that world’s population is aging, especially in developed countries. There has never been so many seniors in the world as there are now, and their number keeps growing. In their golden years, older people want to age safely within the comfort of their own home, staying active and maintaining an independent lifestyle for as long as possible… Read More

We are closer than ever to making the connected home a reality for millions of households around the world. We have the means and the technology to make that possible, there is just one thing missing, and that is mass market adoption. At present, connected living technologies, such as a smart thermostat, are seen by most people as a nice-to-have feature, but not as a must-have… Read More

Josh Locke is Director of Sales at Essence USA. He is a Certified Senior Advisor with over 12 years’ experience in the PERS industry.  He has been in the “start-up” side of PERS for nearly all of those years. In 2013, he was recruited to launch a new mobile PERS into the industry, which was acquired by Nortek Security and Control… Read More

Living in a smart home is a great thing. It’s fun and it’s convenient. It allows you to save on your energy bills by automatically adjusting the thermostat to the weather conditions, or disconnecting electronic devices that are not in use. A smart home also knows at what time you arrive home from work, and is already waiting for you. It may turn on the lights the moment you turn the corner, and unlock the front door for you as you arrive… Read More

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