Strips review by Automate Your Life

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“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.”

Connectivity Options for Smart Cities: LPWANs and Cellular Networks

Resilient connectivity can make or break a smart city solution. This article discusses key considerations in choosing the right network for a smart city.

“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 5G.”

A temperature is a temperature disregarding what transport technology or sensor vendor you use, but today it comes in a variety of different formats, meaning that different services can’t re-use that data.

To make it manageable, interoperable and useful you need a middleware that abstracts the underlying technologies, a translator to and from the different technologies.

Future-Proof Smart Cities: the Case of Bordeaux

Bordeaux-Métropole (Greater Bordeaux) set its ambitions high: It aims to be a state-of-the-art smart city and community with citizens at the centre of its digital transformation strategy. Bordeaux has been…

“But when investigating how IoT applications could support other city operations, Bordeaux found that the technologies required would often rely on different connectivity and data models.

It became clear that deploying IoT in silos (e.g. lighting, mobility, waste management) would limit the ability to scale smart city solutions. It also became clear that IoT platforms based on open standards are best capable of supporting a diverse range of IoT applications, the sharing of associated data (subject to proper permissions) and avoid lock-in to technology providers.”

Then Bordeaux decided to develop their own IoT platform based on available open building blocks. This is a very common next step in the evolution of smart cities. But, not necessarily the last. There comes a time where maintenance becomes a challenge. People leave, code gets old, and it is difficult and extremely costly to keep the pace with the tech development.

The same reason why very few develops their own HR or CRM systems today. Why develop it inhouse when you can buy a much better product and at a considerably lower cost?

A better strategy is to buy that IoT capability as-a-service, from a specialized supplier that drives tech development in regards to interoperability, data quality, security, etc. Sensatives Yggio is a leading interoperability platform, based on open-source FIWARE, integrating everything, exposing all data, events, and functionality through a common standardized API. And we provide it as-a-service so that we guarantee that we always support the latest IoT technologies.

As a city, you should focus on what to do with the information, and not on data acquisition.

Z-Wave | Why Your Home Insurance Company is a Smart Home Enthusiast

Water leaks can happen almost anywhere. Get yourself a water leak sensor that can be installed almost anywhere, like under the dishwasher or under the freezer. Sensative Strips Drip is just 3mm (0.12 inches) thick with 10 years battery life.

The Future of PropTech Will Be Mass Integration | Propmodo

The past several years have demonstrated that real estate technology is on an upward climb, delivering undeniable value to the largest asset class in the world.

“…an interconnected system in the workplace will no longer be a thing of the past, the linking of manpower, technological devices and other items of business will become a necessity as opposed to just a perk. Office users now use 50 different tech products throughout their day, and none are connected, making being productive less than simple. “

The biggest challenge for property owners is the plethora of systems, vendors, and technologies already installed in the buildings. Adding new tech like IoT makes it even harder to integrate and build upon.

What you do need is an operating system for the building, a platform that handles all the technology in the building, providing a standardized way of developing services and applications, very much as a computers operating system manages all the internal components and attached peripherals. SW developers do not need to address what a manufacturer of the memory board, hard drive or printer has implemented, it is all managed by the OS.

The OS for buildings is called Yggio, provided by Sensative.