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Wikipedia offers a very interesting article on Smart Meters
and Samsung offers
a Starter Kit for £199.
Here's an interesting PDF document describing how
Businesses are discovering the power of the Internet of Things
mention in the Daily Telegraph.
Oracle's views on IoT and Unlocking new business Value
and the Oracle IoT Home Page and
Getting Started with IoT
Business Data Model
Smart Homes Platform
What is 'Smart' ?
To make our house 'Smart' we have decided that we need 'Rules'.
Therefore we need a Rules Engine !!!
Links and Commercial Products
1) On August 2015, a Report was released by Coldwell Banker Real Estate
entitled "Americans are ready for the Smart Home".
2) There was a very timely and interesting article on January 6th. 2016 in 'USA Today'
about smart beds entitled "This connected bed claims to help you sleep better".
It featured a bed called the the
"Sleep Number IT Bed" , priced at $1,000.
3. LinuxVoice (UK) magazine had an article on 'Build a Linux Smart Home'.
4) The press reported on the appearance of "Smart mats" at CES from a UK Company called Smarter in Croydon.
These could be used to store ketchup or eggs and would tell you how much of each product was left.
Another Device was available that "hears" when the kettle is boiled or the microwave is finished and sends a phone alert.
The devices will be available in the summer of 2016 and cost about £80 or $100.
Interesting Links :-
Andrew Stafford-Clark of IBM was one of the pioneers of Home Automation in the UK.
Wikipedia has an interesting entry on
The Wink Platform is described as a "Simpler Way to a Smarter Home".
January 14th. 2016
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