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  • 07 Jan 2014 12:43 PM | Anonymous member

    5 Billion Wireless Sensing Internet of Things Devices by 2019

    Wirelessly connected Internet of Things solutions are changing the way people live and interact with their environment, according to global technology research firm ON World.  Internet of Things solutions are the result of decades of development of low power wireless radios, energy-efficient power sources as well as MEMS and nanosensors.  These developments and the meteoric rise of smart devices and cloud based software and apps are transforming nearly every aspect of our lives.

    “The Internet of Things is here,” said Mareca Hatler, ON World’s research director.  “There are thousands of applications today using millions of wireless sensing devices that create life enhancing changes in energy usage, security and safety, health and wellness, smart lighting, building management and optimized industrial processes.”

    By 2019, ON World predicts that the majority of wireless sensing and control devices will be Internet connected and cumulative shipments between 2010 and 2019 will reach 5 billion worldwide.  A few of the key markets for wireless Internet of Things innovations include the following:

    Smart Homes & Buildings

    The availability of cloud-based platforms has slashed costs for home and building automation solutions over the past few years.  Today, millions of residential and commercial buildings are equipped with cloud-connected wireless sensing and control solutions for safety, security, lighting, energy management, comfort and convenience. 

    As competition intensifies among Smart Home cloud platform providers and home service providers, new entrants and disruptive technologies are emerging.  Examples include Arrayent and Ayla Networks with low-cost, scalable Internet connectivity platforms as well as an increasing number of startups targeting the rapidly growing Do-It-Yourself market such as Smart Things, Revolv, ConnectSense and Netatmo.  Industry groups are forming to create open standards for Smart Home data exchange such as the UPnP+ Initiative and a recently form consortium by ABB, Bosch, Cisco and LG.

    Smart Energy

    Over a billion Internet connected smart meters will be installed worldwide within the next decade.  These will increasingly support in-building energy management and demand response solutions as well as integration with distributed energy resources such as solar panels, wind turbines and plug-in electric vehicles. 

    Meanwhile, hundreds of Home Area Network systems have emerged targeting consumers, energy companies and home service providers with advanced energy efficiency and awareness solutions.  Some of the latest developments include Comcast’s energy saving service by EcoFactor, Alarm.com’s acquisition of EnergyHub and rebate programs from dozens of utilities to purchase Nest’s popular Learning Thermostat.

    Smart Energy milestones and achievements include the completion of ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0, formation of the Bluetooth SIG’s Smart Energy Study Group and the Wi-SUN Alliance’s successful interoperability testing of IEEE 802.15.4g.

    Smart Lighting

    Driven by the migration to LEDs and demand for energy savings, smart lighting is one of the fastest growing markets for Internet of Things solutions.  By 2020, there will be 100 million Internet connected wireless light bulbs and lamps for residential, commercial and municipal lighting.  With the most growth predicted for wireless enabled LED light bulbs, the residential market will increase by over 45% per annum until this time.  Supported by the world’s largest lighting manufacturers, ZigBee Light Link is poised to take the lion’s share of this rapidly growing market.

    Health & Wellness

    Mobile sensing solutions is and will be the largest consumer Internet of Things market with health and wellness making up the majority of the applications.  In just the past two years, hundreds of new wearable and carry-able Bluetooth Smart products have emerged that provide seamless integration with smartphones, tablets and mobile apps.  Consumers are responding and adoption has skyrocketed.  Between 2013 and 2017, ON World predicts that 250 million wearable health and fitness sensing devices will be shipped worldwide.  A recent update to the Bluetooth specification (version 4.1) has several enhancements for Bluetooth Smart including the ability for devices to act as both a sensor and a hub with a dedicated channel that can be set up to carry IP traffic.


    ON World’s recently published, “Wireless Internet of Things” report set includes five reports: Health & Wellness Wireless Sensor Networks, Smart Building Wireless Sensor Networks, Smart Home Sensor Networks, Smart Wireless Lighting and Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks.

    Report synopses and free executive summaries for each are available from:
    http://onworld.com/iotset

    About ON World:
    ON World provides global business intelligence on smart technology markets.  Our market research and information services are sold to Fortune 1000 companies, startups and investors worldwide. 
    http://www.onworld.com

    Contact:
    Mary E. Purvis
    p: 858-259-2397

    e: purvis@onworld.com

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  • 09 Dec 2013 1:41 PM | Anonymous member

    6.3 Million Outdoor Smart Wireless Lights by 2017

    Outdoor wireless lighting for municipalities and commercial properties is one of the fastest growing market segments for smart lighting, according to global technology research firm ON World.

    “Municipalities are key green initiative participants and smart lighting is often the first step toward city-wide energy and operational savings,” said Mareca Hatler, ON World’s research director.  “Outdoor smart lighting is increasingly becoming a launching pad for future Smart City applications such as public safety, traffic controls and parking management.”

    After years of development, large-scale rollouts of wireless streetlight monitoring is underway with the United Kingdom leading the way.  Market drivers include the migration to LEDs, improving energy tariffs and actions by local governments to develop specifications and guidelines for more advanced lighting controls.  In addition, demand is growing for a variety of commercial outdoor wireless lighting applications such as parking garages/lots, campuses, auto dealership lots and open air marketplaces. 

    Smart City applications are benefiting from years of Smart Grid investment and the development of standards based wireless mesh technologies such as ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4g and 6LoWPAN.  This is illustrated by new entrants such as GE, Silver Spring Networks and Paradox Engineering that provide wireless mesh outdoor lighting systems based on Smart Grid standards.   Over half of current outdoor wireless lighting systems use ZigBee or 802.15.4.

    However, some of the largest initial deployments for municipal wireless streetlight monitoring by vendors Telensa and Harvard Engineering feature long range non-802.15.4 wireless communications.  In order to overcome the diversity of outdoor lighting networks, the TALQ Consortium has developed a standard management software interface protocol that provides interoperability at the application layer.

    Illuminating Concepts, Paradox, Sensity Systems and others are extending their outdoor lighting wireless networks by integrating applications such as video, audio, public safety, traffic controls and parking management.  In addition to the vendors mentioned above, other outdoor wireless smart lighting vendors include Acuity, CIMCON, Dailight, Lumewave, Mayflower, Mesh Systems, Ripley Lighting Controls, Schreder, Sunrise, TwistHDM and Virticus.

    By 2017, 6.3 million outdoor wireless smart lights will be installed worldwide, an increase of nearly 400% from this year.

    ON World’s report, “Smart Wireless Lighting,” is based on phone interviews and online surveys with over 500 individuals including consumers, facility/property managers, professional installers, equipment manufacturers, software developers and component suppliers.   It covers the global market for connected wireless lighting controls in three market landscapes (commercial, residential and municipal) and 14 market segments, presents the results from several surveys and analyzes over 60 companies with smart wireless solutions.  Forecasts are for equipment and services with breakdowns by product category, geography and technology.  The wireless lighting technologies included are ZigBee, 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN, WiFi, Bluetooth Smart, EnOcean, Z-Wave and others.

    The report synopsis and a free executive summary is available from:http://onworld.com/smartlighting

    About ON World:
    ON World provides global business intelligence on smart technology markets. Our research reports and information services are sold to Fortune 1000 companies, startups and investors worldwide. More info:http://www.onworld.com.

    Contact:
    Mary Purvis
    p: 858-259-2397
    e: purvis@onworld.com

  • 02 Dec 2013 1:49 PM | Anonymous member

    100 Million Internet Connected Wireless Lights by 2020

    Wireless LED light bulbs will be one of the fastest growing Internet of Things markets over the next decade, according to global technology research firm ON World.

    “Growth of wireless LED light bulbs has been tremendous over the past year even with only a few available products today,” said Mareca Hatler, ON World’s research director. “Cloud connected LED lights along with an insatiable demand for smart device apps have created a mass market opportunity for developers.”

    ON World’s most recent survey of nearly 300 early technology adopting consumers found that wireless lighting controls is one of the most in demand Smart Home solutions.  Nearly 50% indicate that they are “interested” or “most interested” in adopting a smart lighting system.  Sixty percent would like their smart lighting system to connect with at least half of their home’s light bulbs.

    Year over year growth for wireless light bulbs to date exceeds 250% and several new products are expected to be launched within the next few months.  In addition to Philips’ wireless LED lighting solutions, similar products are also currently available or will soon be available by Osram, Samsung, SmartLabs, GreenWave Reality, TCP and Leedarson as well as a growing number of new entrants. 

    Costs are dropping rapidly.  For example, TCP’s recently launched wireless LED light bulbs, enabled by GreenWave’s cloud platform, are about 30% less expensive than competing alternatives.

    Smart lighting networking technologies continue to be diverse but ZigBee is emerging as the market leader.  Comcast announced it will include ZigBee LED light bulbs as part of its Xfinity Home service.  Also, the Connected Lighting Allianceundefined composed of technology companies and lighting industry giants such as GE, Philips and Osramundefinedhas selected ZigBee Light Link as the standard for residential wireless lighting controls.  This considerably expands the market potential for interoperable, easy-to-use wireless mesh lighting controls.  However, 6LoWPAN based solutions are in the mix and mobile sensing LED light bulbs using Bluetooth Smart are also ramping up such as Twisthink’s Vela and Smart Home Lab’s RoboSmart.

    By 2020, there will be over 100 million Internet connected wireless light bulbs and lamps worldwide up from 2.4 million this year.  The majority will be wireless enabled ballasts and LED drivers at this time.

    ON World’s report, “Smart Wireless Lighting,” is based on phone interviews and online surveys with over 500 individuals including consumers, facility/property managers, professional installers, equipment manufacturers, software developers and component suppliers.   It covers the global market for connected wireless lighting controls in three market landscapes (commercial, residential and municipal) and 14 market segments, presents the results from several surveys and analyzes over 60 companies with smart wireless lighting solutions.  Forecasts are for equipment and services as well as by product category, geography and technology. The wireless lighting technologies included are ZigBee, 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN, WiFi, Bluetooth Smart, EnOcean, Z-Wave and others.

    The report synopsis and a free executive summary is available from: http://onworld.com/smartlighting

    About ON World:
    ON World provides global business intelligence on smart technology markets. Our research reports and information services are sold to Fortune 1000 companies, startups and investors worldwide. More info: http://www.onworld.com.

     

    Contact:
    Mary Purvis
    p: 858-259-2397

    e: purvis@onworld.com

  • 21 Nov 2013 2:12 PM | Anonymous member

    Retail Wireless Smart Lighting to Increase 150% Over Last Year

    Rapid consumer adoption of wireless smart lighting systems is the start of a multi-year exponential growth story, according to global technology research firm ON World.

    While many of the latest wireless lighting products are focused on commercial building energy management, the residential market is growing even faster. In fact, retail sales of several wireless lighting control products increased by more than 200% over the past 12 months and hundreds of wireless lighting control products are currently for sale through retail and online channels. In addition, millions of IP based security and home automation packages have been sold worldwide, many of which now include wireless lighting controls and virtually all come bundled with smart device apps.

    Adoption of residential wireless lighting controls in the retail/DIY channel has been especially robust over the past year. ON World’s evaluation of over 8,000 product reviews found that the fastest growing products have been RF enabled light bulbs, switch plugs and occupancy sensors by Belkin, Philips and Smart Labs.

    There are headwinds, however, as two-way/connected products do not yet have the economies of scale of the older one-way wireless controls and these are several times more expensive today. But the latest Smart Home platforms and Internet connected light bulbs are changing this by providing smart lighting solutions at minimal extra cost.

    ON World’s most recent survey of nearly 300 early technology adopting consumers found that more than two thirds are willing to pay for a smart lighting service and 29% are willing to pay at least $20 per light bulb. Six in ten would like to have over half of their home’s light bulbs networked with a smart lighting system.

    In 2012, ZigBee had the largest market share for the overall wireless smart lighting market but its lowest penetration rate was in residential mass market channels. However, the success of ZigBee Light Link for LED light bulbs over the past year is quickly bringing ZigBee into the lead for consumer smart lighting. In July 2013, the Connected Lighting Alliance selected ZigBee Light Link as the standard for residential wireless lighting controls.

    Energy harvesting is a major driver for wireless smart lighting.  About one in four commercial building wireless lighting devices that shipped in 2012 were self-powered without batteries.  Although EnOcean has a significant market lead for wireless energy harvesting, ZigBee Green Power gives dozens of 802.15.4 chipset suppliers the ability to create low-cost energy harvesting devices that can participate in wireless mesh ZigBee networks. 

    Shipments of wireless chipsets for lighting controls will surpass 40 million in 2017 up from 5.5 million in 2012.  At this time, 87% of the market will be for residential and commercial buildings.

    ON World’s report, “Smart Wireless Lighting” is based on phone interviews and online surveys with over 500 individuals including consumers, facility/property managers, professional installers, equipment manufacturers, software developers and component suppliers.   It covers the global market for connected wireless lighting controls in three market landscapes (commercial, residential and municipal) and 14 market segments, presents the results from several surveys and analyzes over 60 companies with smart wireless lighting solutions.  Forecasts are for equipment and services in as well as by product category, geography and technology. The wireless lighting technologies included are ZigBee, 802.15.4, WiFi, Bluetooth Smart, EnOcean, Z-Wave, 6LoWPAN, proprietary and others.

    The report synopsis and a free executive summary is available from: http://onworld.com/smartlighting

    About ON World:
    ON World provides global business intelligence on smart technology markets. Our research reports and information services are sold to Fortune 1000 companies, startups and investors worldwide. More info: http://www.onworld.com.

    Contact:
    Mary Purvis
    p: 858-259-2397
    e: purvis@onworld.com

  • 21 Nov 2013 11:08 AM | Anonymous member

    SHIFT Energy, an energy management solution provider, today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Heilongjiang Mingdongfeng Technologies Ltd. (HMTL), a technology and service provider of energy management in China.

    The agreement will see SHIFT Energy customizing its EnergyMentor™  application for the specific needs of the emerging China market, while HMTL will provide marketing, sales, customer service and technical support for the solutions across China.

    Brock Sansom, President and CEO of SHIFT Energy said, “The partnership will allow us to expand internationally and serve a market that will benefit from SHIFT Energy’s patent pending technology.”

    “HMTL is a progressive company with strong local presence and outreach into diverse Chinese industries. SHIFT Energy’s innovative and energy optimization solution will provide  better energy saving opportunities to our customers. Being a Canadian technology company, SHIFT Energy has the added trustworthiness and quality we value in a partnership”, added Wei Zhang,  CEO of HMTL.

    This strategic partnership will position both SHIFT Energy and HMTL to tap into the market opportunities that are being created by the Chinese government’s announcement committing more than $375 billion in the next five years to raise energy efficiency and reduce emission in China.

    About SHIFT Energy

    SHIFT Energy Inc. is a leading-edge energy management company based in Saint John, NB, Canada.  Our two flagship products are EnergyMentor™ - real-time energy monitoring solution and EOS™ - our game changer automated energy optimization solution.  SHIFT Energy helps customers around the world improve their energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. More information: www.shiftenergy.com

    PR Contact: Arick Disilva, +1 (506) 644-8441, info@shiftenergy.com

    Investor Relations: Brock Sansom, President and CEO, brock.sansom@shiftenergy.com

    About Heilongjiang Mingdongfeng Technologies Ltd. (HMTL)

    Based in Harbin, China, HMTL provides technology and services in the fields of energy management, automated agricultural system and battery/UPS health monitoring for large enterprise customers across China. Website: www.mingdongfeng.com

    Contact: Zhenggang Wu, +86 (451) 5164-0066, info@mingdongfeng.com
  • 29 Oct 2013 7:41 PM | Anonymous member

    Wireless Lighting Controls to Save Buildings $4 Billion in Energy Costs by 2020

    Within the next few years, smart buildings with wireless lighting solutions will save billions of dollars of energy, labor and component costs, according to global technology research firm ON World.  The growth of standards based solutions are creating a new generation of integrated wireless lighting controls that will reduce communications costs by a factor of 10.

    “Today, a typical building wastes almost a third of its lighting energy due to inefficient or non-existent lighting control systems,” said Mareca Hatler ON World’s research director.  “Wireless energy management systems that integrate with a building’s lighting infrastructure is one of the fastest growing areas in building automation.”

    ON World’s survey of 85 professional installers found that 59% are providing wireless lighting controls.  Over half provide a centralized wireless lighting control system and about a quarter install lighting systems that use wireless adapters.  Nearly 6 in 10 provide a wireless lighting control system that features occupancy detection, 34% daylighting and 26% support utility demand response programs.

    There are three major technology trends that are driving adoption of wireless lighting controls in buildings today:

    Energy Harvesting

    Maintenance-free wireless sensors and switches powered by harvested energy made up about 1 in 4 of the wireless lighting device shipments in 2012.  Today, these mostly use the EnOcean wireless protocol that has over 1,000 interoperable products.  However, ZigBee Green Power-- an extension of ZigBee 2012--- enables multiple component suppliers and vendors to provide wireless energy harvesting devices that can participate in widely deployed ZigBee PRO networks.

    Wireless Mesh Networking

    Wireless mesh networking avoids dependence on a wired backbone that is used by the majority of wireless lighting control systems.  Targeted at building-wide wireless energy management as well as outdoor commercial areas, wireless mesh systems attach to, or are integrated with, lighting luminaires.

    Growing trends are to embed sensors and software into individual fixtures for localized control and to reduce hardware costs with wireless enabled ballasts and smart LED drivers.  

    Smart Drivers

    The migration to LED lighting is one of the biggest developments in building energy management systems by providing long-lasting light sources that are especially suited for digital controls.  Software configurable LED drivers with integrated wireless communications such as those provided by Orama promise to reduce communications costs up to 90% by replacing the need for a separate device for the adapter.

    Industrial, warehousing, parking garages/lots and outdoor area lighting are currently some of the fastest growing markets for wireless lighting controls.  However, traditional commercial buildings such as offices, retail and restaurants will make up over 40% percent of the market by 2017. 

    By 2020, global commercial wireless lighting control device shipments will increase by over 1500% from 2012 when they will save buildings $4.2 billion in energy costs.

    Competition is increasing from system innovators such as CIMCON, Convergence Wireless, Daintree, Enlighted and TwistHDM as well as lighting manufacturers such as Acuity, Digital Lumens, Harvard Engineering, Hubbell, Light Corporation and Venture Lighting Corporation.

    ON World’s recently published report, “Smart Building Wireless Sensor Networks” is based on phone interviews and online surveys with over 250 individuals including facility/property managers, professional installers, equipment manufacturers, software developers and component suppliers.   

    It covers the global wireless sensor network (WSN) market for non-residential buildings including six application areas (lighting, HVAC, security/safety, metering, environmental monitoring and guest controls) in ten market segments.  Forecasts are for WSN equipment and services in each market as well as by geography and technology.  Technologies included are ZigBee, 802.15.4, WiFi, EnOcean, Z-Wave, 6LoWPAN and several proprietary variants.  The report also analyzes 100 companies and presents the results from two surveys as well as test results on the power and performance of several WSN technologies.

    The report synopsis and a free executive summary is available from: http://onworld.com/smbldgs

    About ON World:
    ON World provides global business intelligence on smart technology markets. Our research reports and information services are sold to Fortune 1000 companies, startups and investors worldwide. More info:
    http://www.onworld.com

    Contact:
    Mary Purvis
    p: 858-259-2397
    e: purvis@onworld.com

  • 16 Oct 2013 1:03 PM | Anonymous member

    SecurTek Invests in Access to Arts and Culture for Saskatchewan Communities

     SecurTek Invests in Access to Arts and Culture for Saskatchewan Communities Wednesday, October 16, 2013 -- SecurTek Monitoring Solutions announces it has renewed its support for access to arts events in Saskatchewan communities as a sponsor of Showcase 2013. This is the third year running that SecurTek helps ensure the success of this major undertaking by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC), which provides critical assistance to local arts councils across the province.

    A recent report commissioned by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (footnote 1) has shown that performing arts presentations benefit economic health, social cohesiveness and perceptions of safety in communities. It has long been recognized (footnote 2) that exposure to cultural activities fosters inclusiveness, a key factor in crime prevention.

    Supporting local arts councils' ability to host art shows and performances in communities where SecurTek customers live is a wise investment, explains SecurTek Director of Marketing Kristy Cmoc:

    "We appreciate the value that Showcase 2013 delivers for many of the delegates attending. We understand the importance of their work. It resonates with our staff and dealer partners because of our company's strong community roots. We are proud to partner again this year with OSAC in what we hope is perceived as a meaningful way. And we look forward to hearing the success stories that will emerge as a result of projects hatched as a result of this year's edition of the event."

    "OSAC has made a conscious effort to find innovative ways to engage the business community in its mission," notes Executive Director Kevin Korchinski, adding he believes SecurTek's commitment this year again does makes a difference to the OSAC membership:

    "Our organization is now in its 45th year of providing services for communities big and small -- communities facing challenges in booking artists and performers, in developing adequate budgets and in accessing suitable venues. We are proud to have SecurTek as a Showcase 2013 partner. It seems fortuitous that SecurTek and OSAC both feel they are in the business of building better communities."

    Showcase 2013 will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan, October 18-20, 2013. Fourteen Performing Arts Showcases be presented at the Regina Performing Arts Centre. Five Visual Arts exhibitions will be on display at the Ramada Plaza.

    For more information on Showcase 2013, or to register, visit: http://www.osac.ca

    About SecurTek:

    SecurTek is a leading provider of monitoring solutions and event related information services through an extensive dealer network and strategic partnerships, for 70,000 customers across Canada. A subsidiary of SaskTel Telecommunications, SecurTek earned the Five Diamond Certification for providing superior monitoring service in the North American security industry, awarded by the US-based Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). SecurTek monitoring stations are Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC) certified, meaning SecurTek meets or exceeds the highest industry standards with regards to call overflow, staffing requirements, response procedures, computer systems and backup power systems. SecurTek offer burglary, commercial, fire, environmental, medical, video, access control and residential monitoring services.

    Footnotes:

    1.    Petri, Inga, Strategic Moves. 2013. The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada, Canadian Presenting Arts Association.
    2.    Matarasso, François. 1997. Use or Ornament: The Social Impact of Participation in the Arts.

    For more information, contact:

    Claude-Jean Harel, MA
    SecurTek Monitoring Solutions
    t: 306.535.2365
    e: cj.harel@securtek.sk.ca

    w: www.securtek.com

  • 09 Oct 2013 2:23 PM | Anonymous member
    100 Million Smart Building Wireless Sensor Network Devices by 2019

    Continuous advances with wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies will enable sentient buildings within the next decade, according to a recently published report by ON World, a global technology research firm.   

    “Wireless sensor networks are becoming essential for smart building systems,” says Mareca Hatler ON World’s research director.  “Technology advances for WSN components such as radio sensitivity, ultra-low power consumption, MEMS sensors and energy harvesting have accelerated adoption in commercial buildings.”

    Self-powered wireless sensors that use harvested energy have eliminated one of the remaining challenges for WSN:  Avoiding the labor cost and environmental waste of replacing thousands of batteries.  Although EnOcean has a significant market lead for wireless energy harvesters, ZigBee Green Power is an emerging threat with radios that consume 100 times less power than other ZigBee PRO radios.

    A growing trend is building-wide wireless energy management systems that integrate with a smart building’s lighting infrastructure.  Many of these systems support hundreds of WSN nodes per gateway and some have localized intelligence with software and integrated sensors embedded in every fixture.  A few of the current vendors include Acuity, Convergence Wireless, Daintree, Digital Lumens, Enlighted and Laserlight.

    A vision of the Internet of things is a world where devices and sensors communicate in real time and make autonomous decisions.  Smart buildings would know when offices were entered and exited and provide lights, comfort, security and energy just in time.  To make this a reality, smart building sensing devices need to be wireless, pervasive, extremely low power, have small footprints and require little or no labor to keep them working.   By 2018, ON World projects that WSN radios will have two times the network range, energy harvesters will be four times smaller and wireless sensors will be capable of being powered with a coin cell battery.  

    ON World’s survey of 111 WSN developers found that approximately half of these (47) target non-residential building automation.  More than three-quarters of the building WSN developers are providing solutions for energy/HVAC and lighting.  Twenty percent have wireless sensor networks with >1,000 nodes and 9% have deployed networks with at least 20,000 nodes.

    In ON World’s survey, ZigBee PRO and WiFi are the most commonly used or planned WSN technologies by building WSN developers, followed by EnOcean, 6LoWPAN, 802.15.4 and proprietary.  Over half of the building WSN developers indicate that 40% or more of their deployed WSN nodes are autonomously powered (e.g. batteries or energy harvesting).  Seventeen percent indicate that they use harvested energy to power over 40% of their WSN devices.

    By 2019, cumulative WSN device shipments in non-residential buildings will reach 100 million, an increase of 830% from 2011.

    ON World’s report, “Smart Building Wireless Sensor Networks” is based on phone interviews and online surveys with over 250 individuals including facility/property managers, professional installers, equipment manufacturers, software developers and component suppliers.   It covers the global WSN market for non-residential buildings including six application areas (lighting, HVAC, security/safety, metering, environmental monitoring and guest controls) in ten market segments. 

    Forecasts are for WSN equipment and services in each market as well as by geography and technology.  Technologies included are ZigBee, 802.15.4, WiFi, EnOcean, Z-Wave, 6LoWPAN and several proprietary variants.  The report also analyzes 100 companies and presents the results from two surveys as well as test results on the power and performance of several WSN technologies. 

    The report synopsis and a free executive summary is available from:http://www.onworld.com/smbldgs

    About ON World:
    ON World provides global business intelligence on smart technology markets. Our research reports and information services are sold to Fortune 1000 companies, startups and investors worldwide. http://www.onworld.com

    Media contact:
    Mary Purvis
    ph: 858-259-2397
    e: purvis at onworld.com

  • 08 Oct 2013 6:00 AM | Anonymous member

    SecurTek Announces Support for Upcoming CANASA Monitoring Station Symposium

    SecurTek Announces Support for Upcoming CANASA Monitoring Station SymposiumYORKTON, SASKATCHEWAN -- SecurTek, Canada's leading monitoring solutions provider, announced today educational and financial support to the industry by investing in the first ever Canadian Security Association (CANASA) Monitoring Station Symposium, to be held later this month in Toronto. The Symposium will bring together monitoring stations and security experts for an opportunity to learn and rally stakeholders around on-going changes in certifications and regulations affecting their work.

    "There are many misconceptions about the duties and responsibilities of people who work in monitoring stations -- the most common of which is that a central station is not much more than a glorified call centre", according SecurTek Director of Central Stations Wendy Zaporosky. "It's easy to forget that station attendants are required to make critical decisions that lead to appropriate alarm responses every day. Central stations take on the responsibility to ensure operators are there for customers on the phone when there is an emergency, to dispatch the appropriate emergency personnel."

    Every week SecurTek station operators are called to attend on average to over 10,000 emergency signals. SecurTek produces 50 graduates from over 100 station attendant training courses, annually. SecurTek is not only sponsoring the event, SecurTek helped plan the Monitoring Station Symposium and will deliver a number of registered staff delegates to the event.

    This is about central stations working collaboratively to build a better security industry, points out SecurTek CEO Barry Rogers:

    "We must 'champion' monitoring to ensure we are always ready for expectations in the security sector. We do this by building and supporting partnerships that enhance our knowledge and expertise, by providing learning opportunities and helping make events like the Monitoring Station Symposium possible."

    CANASA's Executive Director JF Champagne, is especially pleased that the Association is able to host the Symposium on October 22 at the International Plaza Hotel, just a day ahead of its annual Security Canada Central exposition, October 23 and 24, at the Toronto Congress Centre:

    "The mission of the Canadian Security Association is to educate and provide leadership to our members, and events like the Monitoring Station Symposium allow us to do just that. To be able to provide a forum that promotes open dialogue and knowledge sharing across our membership and other industry professionals is rewarding. The much appreciated support of SecurTek will ensure our industry moves forward in the right direction."

    To find out more about the Monitoring Symposium or to register as a participant, visit: www.canasa.org

    About SecurTek:

    SecurTek is a leading provider of monitoring solutions and event related information services through an extensive dealer network and strategic partnerships, for 70,000 customers across Canada. A subsidiary of SaskTel Telecommunications, SecurTek earned the Five Diamond Certification for providing superior monitoring service in the North American security industry, awarded by the US-based Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). SecurTek monitoring stations are Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC) certified, meaning SecurTek meets or exceeds the highest industry standards with regards to call overflow, staffing requirements, response procedures, computer systems and backup power systems.  SecurTek offer burglary, commercial, fire, environmental, medical, video, access control and residential monitoring services.

    For more information, contact:

    Claude-Jean Harel, MA
    SecurTek Monitoring Solutions
    t: 306.535.2365
    e: cj.harel@securtek.sk.ca
    w: www.securtek.com

  • 07 Oct 2013 4:48 PM | Anonymous member

    Oil Patch Theft: SecurTek Videofied Is Quickly Gaining Acceptance Among Businesses on Saskatchewan's Bakken

    Oil Patch Theft: SecurTek Videofied Is Quickly Gaining Acceptance Among Businesses on Saskatchewan's Bakken

    ESTEVAN, SASKATCHEWAN -- The prosperity associated with economic activity along the Bakken Formation has turned booming businesses in the Estevan area into attractive targets for thieves. Having seen the fence to his compound breached twice by thieves looking for copper, Scott Schoff, President of Power Tech Industries Ltd, an electrical contractor, figured it was time to adopt SecurTek Videofied.

    "Our company has grown significantly since 2007. Much of this expansion has occurred because of the need for electrical contracting services on the Oil Patch. Just as our clients want to ensure their staff go home safely at the end of the day, we felt the safety of our staff here warranted putting a stop to these burglaries.

    Schoff asked the local experts at HawkEye Security to come up with an affordable custom solution. HawkEye installed a SecurTek Videofied system featuring wireless, event-triggered cameras that automatically send 10-second video clips of any breach to a SecurTek monitoring station, allowing instant alarm verification by police.

    "When the police is notified that there is a thief on location, and it's backed by video evidence, there is a much greater likelyhood of a police response leading to an arrest on the spot," notes HawkEye Security's Scott McLeod, a SecurTek Authorized Dealer.

    "When you have criminal opportunists who will tamper with any piece of equipment that might hold copper wire so they can make a few bucks, regardless of the risks to others, the need to have the right protection is an imperative."

    A sentiment echoed by more and more HawkEye Security customers, who like Power Tech Industries' Scott Schoff have seen a shift in perception when it comes to safety readiness over the years:

    "This is why we employ a Safety Administrator in our operation. Requirements in terms of safety standards and training have evolved significantly on the Oil Patch, to the point where industry suppliers like us have evolved as well. For us, this evolution has meant thinking of ourselves more as 'safety administrators'. Integrating a SecurTek Videofied system to our safety and security practices simply flows from that equation."

    About SecurTek:

    SecurTek is a leading provider of monitoring solutions and event related information services through an extensive dealer network and strategic partnerships, for 70,000 customers across Canada. A subsidiary of SaskTel Telecommunications, SecurTek earned the Five Diamond Certification for providing superior monitoring service in the North American security industry, awarded by the US-based Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). SecurTek monitoring stations are Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC) certified, meaning SecurTek meets or exceeds the highest industry standards with regards to call overflow, staffing requirements, response procedures, computer systems and backup power systems. SecurTek offer burglary, commercial, fire, environmental, medical, video, access control and residential monitoring services.

    For more information, contact:

    Claude-Jean Harel, MA
    SecurTek Monitoring Solutions

    t: 306.535.2365
    e: cj.harel@securtek.sk.ca
    w: www.securtek.com

 
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