Open standards: The answer to the smart city data dilemma | Smart Cities Dive

Many organizations involved in smart services are privately owned and use their own proprietary service platforms. This approach tends to discourage competition for more cost-effective services.These complexities mean we are at risk of a smart cities stalemate, with potential technological or monetary barriers rendering services inaccessible for residents.

First of all, we need to have standards. The next step is to have these standards interoperable.

We remember those early days of mobile phones. Every supplier had its own tech and joining with other suppliers in creating standards. We had GSM, TDMA, CDMA to mention a few, and they were all incompatible. You couldn’t bring a phone on a trip since it just didn’t work in another country. In the end, GSM ate them all. Without interoperability, you will have fierce competition to the death. And to a huge cost. All phones had to be replaced to the winning standard, all losing networks had to be replaced.

Open standards with interoperability with “fellow standards” and legacy technologies are the way forward for a future proof smart city.

Or anything IoT for that matter.

Amazon announced in-house wireless protocol for smart home – “Sidewalk”

At its annual smart home hardware event, Amazon announced a new wireless protocol called Sidewalk, developed in-house by the e-commerce giant.

And here comes another one…

What IoT and Smart Homes need are less and not more standards. The users want one single and easy to use app for anything in their home, not one per standard or supplier. They also want to be able to pick and chose the best sensor or device from their need and point-of-view from a variety of suppliers.

Read more about this in our blog post: What’s preventing the IoT market from really taking off? IoT must be de-cluttered to get commoditized

The Connected Ship | Nordic Innovation

This project will support a more sustainable, digitalized and connected maritime industry.

Ships are increasingly being automated and maritime equipment is often controlled by software and programmable devices. However, these control systems on-board are isolated vertical systems dedicated to specific tasks that are not able to communicate with each other or share data.

The goal of the Connected Ship project is to develop and implement a horizontal ship digitalization platform to connect the different digital automation systems and sensor networks across different communication standards on board a ship. This will allow for the shipowners to access and analyze more relevant data to improve vessel performance and reduce costs.

Sensative part: The IoT platform Yggio and all related activities.

Interested in Sensative R&D projects? Read more here

Strips review by Automate Your Life

Thanks for the great review!

Strips review starts at about 3.30.

“The easy pairing process…”

“…incredibly reliable…”

“…due to the thinness, I’ve been able to put them in the strangest situations in my home…”

“… let my smart speaker tell me when my fridge or freezer door is open…”

To Create Community, Properties Need to Use Personalization | Propmodo

Ninety-four percent of respondents in the NMHC Consumer Housing Insights Survey said having the freedom to personalize their living space was important. At first glance, this might seem to mean that property owners have to let residents remodel their entire unit for it to feel like home. But there is a lot more to the idea of personalization of living space than the actual physical space itself. Connected renters are increasingly being lured to communities equipped with smart technology, which […]

IoT and Smart Building technologies are not only about maintenance and driving down cost. Used innovatively it will increase the resident services and possibilities to personalize their living or rented office spaces. A more attractive property drives profitability and property value.

Uppkopplad infrastruktur för färre elavbrott och smartare soptömning – Sydsvenskan

Ska resultera i färre elavbrott och smartare soptömning.

Ett spännande projekt där vi gemensamt testar ny teknik och nya lösningar. Ur Sensatives perspektiv är det extra intressant med de nya säkerhetslösningarna vi implementerar då Kraftringen har extra höga säkerhetskrav.

EIT Investors Day @ Nasdaq | European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

The EIT, together with Nasdaq, are organising an Investors Day for entrepreneurs powered by some of the EIT’s Innovation Communities.

Sensative is pitching at the Investors Day @ Nasdaq!

Don’t miss this opportunity to join Sensative on our journey to enable a Smart Society, building by building, city by city.

If you’re not at the event, but still don’t want to miss this investment opportunity, just drop us a line on https://sensative.com, or contact us through EIT: https://www.eitdigital.eu/newsroom/news/article/empowering-smart-society-with-real-time-data-swedish-scaleup-sensative-joins-the-eit-digital-accele/

Check out our EIT fact sheet: https://www.eitdigital.eu/fileadmin/files/2019/accelerator/factsheets/Sensative_Factsheet.pdf

Smart Home Sensors Don’t Have to be Ugly: Sensative Strips Review

I dislike the way most smart home sensors look. Whether they’re placed on doors or windows, if you can see them, I think they look kind of cheesy.

That’s why I prefer to buy sensors that can be mounted flush with the surface so that they essentially “disappear”. The problem with those is that you have to be handy with a drill or chisel to install them.

Or…

What if someone made sensors so small, they’re hardly noticeable?

That’s the idea behind Sensative Strips.

“… the strips work great. They’re responsive and reliable. They’re super-easy to install and there’s basically zero maintenance for the life of the sensor.

If you’re willing to pay extra upfront for zero-maintenance and discreet appearance the Sensative Strips are the best I’ve found.”