Privacy by design: Cybersecurity and the future of 5G

So far, carriers and governments have focused on efficiency and first-to-market strategies over the pre-emptive security of their services. Looking back to the arrival of the first IoT and cloud technologies, history has repeatedly shown that when we rush to expand our computing power and interconnectivity, we expose ourselves to an entirely new landscape for attackers to leverage and abuse.

5G is a brave new world for businesses, but also for threat actors.

Smart Cities: What about smart suburbs and villages?

The smart city movement is still in relative infancy. There’s something of an intellectual land-grab afoot, where multi-billion dollar companies are willing to develop smart city applications in exchange for being front-of-mind when it comes to the associated benefits of smart city technologies.

Yet as the excitement dies down and the movement spreads outwards from urban hubs to the suburbs and beyond, a more legitimate business case must be presented if smart technologies are to gain traction. The wow factor is not enough. Local planners, local authorities and local residents need clear socio-economic benefits that save money and improve lives.

Updates to Zigbee, Z-Wave work toward smarter protocols –

When it comes to smart homes and wireless standards, Zigbee and Z-Wave are two of the most widely used in the market. Both have benefits over more common wireless standards like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and each have their own unique benefits when compared to each other.

Updates in the Zigbee and Z-Wave standards are aiming to make adoption of smart home device easier and more seamless.

This is both good and bad news. Good, that there, in the end, might be a common standard. Bad, that it’s still far in the future. Also good that the market has started realizing this and put requirements on compatibility.

If you already today want to benefit from both eco-systems, Yggio provides seamless integration.

BIoT Building Internet of Things integration –

Security systems, building automation systems, energy control, and lighting systems have all advanced rapidly in recent years. However, despite claims of these disparate systems being integrated to work seamlessly with each other, there has not been much progress due to lack of a common communication standard, says Memoori.

We say: If we are to wait for a common communication standard that is adopted by all vendors we will have to wait for quite some time. We cannot foresee the merge or replacement of e.g. Z-Wave, Zigbee, LoRa, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc, since they all have their different strengths and use cases.

The solution is in-stead integration of all these standards into a common API and data model. Adding an abstraction layer between the services and applications on top and the underlying technologies installed in the building. Very much like how modern computers can work with any printer manufacturer. The application can print without knowing how the printer works.

This is the purpose and strength of our IoT integration platform Yggio for Smart Buildings and Cities.

Connectivity Options for Smart Cities: LPWANs and Cellular Networks

Network connectivity may either make or break a smart city solution. This article discusses some of the key considerations in choosing the right network for a smart city solution. Smart cities should be built using IoT solutions that connect via a healthy range of wireless networks.

“All the networks are better in their own way, as explained above, and the choice of which to use may vary depending on the requirements, timelines, and budget. The conclusion is that a heterogeneous network approach is necessary for smart cities. Smart cities should be built using solutions and connecting via a wide range of wireless networks, including the new 5G wireless.”

All these networks still need to be managed effectively and efficiently. Sensative Yggio provides ONE API to all IoT technologies and standards. One technology neutral interface to all assets for seamless management and data flow integration.

IoT på väg in i gymnasiet

I SOM-projektet undersöks inte bara hur samhället kan dra nytta av IoT – utan nu ska även gymnasieskolans teknikelever få chansen att lära sig att använda den nya tekniken. “Det här är ett sätt för oss att få idéer och synpunkter från nya användare på hur en IoT-plattform bör fungera, men också en väg att se till att kompetensförsörja branschen i Lund och Malmö”, menar Peter Bårmann på Sensative.