What Are Some Best Practices For Optimizing Utility Costs? | #TpromoCom #EneryConservation #UtilityMonitoring #FacilityExecutive | Misconceptions about utility usage often stem from a facility manager’s misdirected focus on what usage is being monitored, instead of focusing on how it is being monitored day-to-day.
What is the most common misconception that organizations have about their utility usage? What are some best practices for optimizing utility costs?
The Integration of Security And IoT | #Verdafero #Security #IoT #Monitoring | Security has many faces, whether it’s the hardened, Grade 1 locks on all the perimeter man doors throughout a building, electronic access control, video surveillance cameras, fire detection equipment, or the IoT devices that monitors a variety of critical services, such as temperature, humidity, air flow, pressure, or the integrity and quality of any one of several utilities that clients depend on.
If there was ever a time when integration between the various facets of security, life safety, and general commercial Internet of Things (IoT) might occur, it’s now.
The Central Monitoring Station (CMS) that Security Integrators and Alarm Dealers use is equipped to monitor the physical security elements of a facility, but not necessarily IoT devices that output analog data. Not only that, but traditional CMS’ are not readily capable of analyzing multiple streams of Big Data (BD) for anomalies that might occur. But there is a solution to this problem that is capable of including the positive attributes of a CMS.
In the area of Utility BD, “Verdafero’s Utility and IoT monitoring and analytics platform uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to capture, analyze, report and predict variable, broad-based utility expense information found from many data sources,” says Alastair Hood, Ph.D. and CEO of Verdafero.
Verdafero’s Cloud-based processing center will utilize your favorite CMS’ API (Application Programming Interface), thus allowing your CMS to act on alerts issued by the AI platform.
According to Hood, “Using Verdafero, security service providers can now actively analyze and compare the performance of similar client properties and benchmark them against other properties within their portfolio to help clients better understand the opportunities to reduce overhead expenses.”
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What’s New: Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook | #TpromoCom #Product #Sales #Business | The Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum is a sales-oriented group where professionals only sell, buy and trade products, in addition to learning new things about the industry they’re in.
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#NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers | #TpromoCom #FacialRecognition #Airline #Security | The opt-in platform will allow passengers of Star Alliance’s member airlines to move through various checkpoints without the need for a passport or a boarding pass, using only biometric authentication to enter lounges or pass through boarding gates and check-in kiosks at participating airports.
The proposed system is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020. Star Alliance members will be able to let their passengers use a mobile device to enroll in the program, and the latter will only need to do so once to enable biometric authentication when flying with any Star Alliance airline at an airport that supports the biometric technology.
Security dealers and Integration firms need to look closely at the recurring revenue opportunities that await them if they but look at their present client list. Local and state governments in some locales have or soon will pass legislation that mandates the submission of periodic energy consumption reports. It’s imperative for these clients to have the means of tracking consumption over a period of time in order to comply.
The following is an example where the city of Minneapolis now requires energy consumption reports:
The energy use intensity of larger commercial buildings in Minneapolis declined by 5.5% | #Verdafero #EnergyConsumption #Government #Monitoring | As more Minnesota cities take steps to require building energy benchmarking, evidence suggests that the state’s first such policy is helping to nudge energy consumption lower. https://lnkd.in/ebiAym6
You can offer the necessary data through your Central Station Services! In a word, “Stop leaving money on the table” when you sell central monitoring station service. In the case of existing customers, reach out to them so they know you have it, and do it regularly so when their own city of residence demands such a report, they will think of you!
So, where can you go to integrate your CMS with smart meters in order to provide this data. In addition, you can provide real-time monitoring services so your client can be alerted to abnormal conditions that can occur in any utility, be it electrical, natural gas, heating oil, and other utilities. Real-time conditions are acted on by your CMS as well as automatic PUSH data to your client’s mobile device.
Find out more about it by watching this video:
Verdafero provides a Cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) designed to provide Security Dealers and Integrators with the means to monitor utility usage.
Alarm.com and KPN Ventures keynote 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe | #TpromoCom #Parks #Event #SmartHome | Research firm announces topics focused on smart home solutions, security monitoring and DIY solutions, data and consumer privacy, and AI and voice innovations http://bit.ly/2x7KT1H
4 March 2020
Parks Associates today announced the topics and first confirmed keynote speakers for the 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home, 10-11 November at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. KPN Ventures and Alarm.com will keynote the event, providing insight into the growing opportunities and challenges in the smart home, security, and controls market.
CONNECTIONS™ Europe hosts executives from the top European and international companies in the connected home ecosystems, focusing on new business models, distribution channels, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services. Alarm.com is an early sponsor of the event.
“Video and interactive services have boosted ARPU for monitored security services in Europe to nearly 6%, even though the growth rate of subscribers is much slower,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Smart home products, innovations in DIY and cloud services, and developments in AI are creating new service opportunities, and new sources of revenue, for traditional players and new entrants in the connected home space. We are excited to have Alarm.com back on stage and welcome KPN Ventures to keynote this year’s conference.”
Produced by Parks Associates, the 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.
CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with two days of visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships and monetization opportunities.
CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will take place 10-11 November 2020 in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam.
Microchip Joins Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) – the Global Industry Coalition Dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility | #TpromoCom #Microchip #Security #Financial #Health | Microchip Technology Inc. has joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a nonprofit coalition of companies.
CHANDLER, Ariz., Jan. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Microchip Technology Inc.(Nasdaq: MCHP) today announced it has joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a nonprofit coalition of companies dedicated to the improvement of social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains.
The RBA Code of Conduct is a set of social, environmental and ethical industry standards. The standards set out in the Code of Conduct reference international norms and standards including but not limited to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO International Labor Standards, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises plus ISO and SA standards.
“With the principles of corporate social responsibility as a fundamental part of Microchip’s DNA, we remain committed in every aspect of our business and operations to advancing human rights, ethics and health and safety worldwide,” said Ganesh Moorthy, president and chief operating officer. “Along with RBA member companies, we align under a set of common values that send a clear message of commitment to the global supply base and to our customers.”
Founded in 2004, the RBA and its initiatives have nearly 400 company members committed to improving conditions in global supply chains; including safe working conditions and ethical labor practices.
Microchip’s values and operating principles including its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, certifications, sustainability reporting and other standards are reflected in the company’s practices and actions of employees worldwide. Microchip is committed to aligning with organizations and companies worldwide to advocate for principals regarding workforce and labor standards, human rights, sustainability and anti-corruption.
About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company’s solutions serve more than 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.
Adoption of connected health devices highlights differences in UK and US | #TpromoCom #Heath #ParksAssociates #IoT | The Parks Associates Consumer Analytics team provides quantitative market intelligence that guides strategic business decisions.
CONSUMER ANALYTICS NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 64
The Parks Associates Consumer Analytics team provides quantitative market intelligence that guides strategic business decisions.
Adoption of connected health devices highlights differences in UK and US
Devices like digital pedometers, fitness trackers, and GPS sports watches are more common in the UK, while large fitness equipment like treadmills, exercise bikes, and ellipticals that have built-in app support are much more common in the US. Larger US home sizes, with more space for in-home fitness equipment, may explain the gap in adoption. Adoption of other connected health devices are similar across markets. One-third of consumers in the UK report owning at least one connected wellness/fitness device while just 15% report owning a connected medical device, like a Wi-Fi weight scale or blood pressure cuff.
Nearly 50% of consumers in UK broadband households report of having a chronic health condition with obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, and asthma being the leading conditions. About half of the consumers with a chronic condition in the UK are interested in products and services that would help in managing their condition. Those with a chronic condition show a higher propensity to own a connected medical device and are good targets for remote patient monitoring or a health management program.