The Internet of Things or IoT Powering our Smart Homes and Cities

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What is the Internet of Things or IoT?

Technology is moving at a rate never before seen! This is driven somewhat by the internet, the ability to share information has never been simpler. Let’s look at this blog for example, I am not an expert in telecommunications by any means but if you know enough about the subject matter you want to discuss in most cases you can find enough information about the subject you want to write about on the world wide web. This includes the Internet of Things or IoT.

Before we get into too much detail lets introduce you to a number of IoT terms:-

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) is the connection of physical devices within your home, vehicle or office via internetworking obviously utilising connectivity via the world wide web or internet.
  • Internetworking – is the connection of a computer network with other networks through the use of gateways.
  • IoT Gateway – provides a communication link between your devices and the Cloud and can also offer local processing and storage capabilities to provide offline services and if required real time control over devices in your home or office.
  • Smart Home – a home equipped with door locks, lighting, heating, sensors and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by smartphone or computer.
  • Z-Wave – is a world-standard wireless technology that lets all your home electronics talk to each other, and to you, via remote control. Z-Wave is only one protocol there are others but they require devices that are specific to their protocol.

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Biometric Home Security

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What is Biometric Home Security

Biometric Home Security sounds technical but really is a lot easier than you think. As discussed previously on the site biometrics relates to authentication techniques and looks for biological characteristics there are different forms and the below are but a few:

  • DNA matching (chemical biometrics)
  • Facial recognition
  • Eyes or iris recognition
  • More commonly fingerprints

DNA – uses segments of DNA to identify a person or individual.

Face recognition – analyses your facial features of an individual. We see this commonly now in airports used by government custom agencies.

The use of the eyes to authenticate users the features in the iris.

Fingerprint recognition uses the ridges and valleys found on your fingertips.

All of these processes users a database of these features to compare against for the authentication or recognition of an individual. If a match is found a criminal is caught, you proceed through customs or you gain access to your home effortlessly.

 

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Humble Door Lock to Smart Locks

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Smart Locks

Evolution of the humble door lock into Smart Locks

We have come a long way from the humble door lock. Linus Yale invented the pin tumbler lock in 1848. His son improved on his design by using a smaller, flatter key that had serrated edges. His sons design forms the basis of modern locks. Today we have smart locks that can be opened with;

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Keyless Entry System Products

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What we look for in a product at Keyless Entry System.

At KEYless Entry System obviously never worrying about losing your keys again and our mantra #makelifeeasierthinkkeyless is top of the list! We believe you should never worry about losing your keys again.

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KEYless Entry Systems

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keyless entry systems

People often ask me are KEYless entry systems for your home safe & secure? I generally respond by outlining the differences between your generic security door lock and a biometric fingerprint door lock from our range. For this comparison we will use the KES880G.

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