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Google invests $450m in ADT to boost smart home security

Google is investing $450m to buy a 6.6% stake in Florida security company ADT and combining its Nest hardware with ADT’s security, installation and monitoring service to create an integrated set of devices, software and services for the secure smart home.
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Johnson Controls completes acquisition of Qolsys

Johnson Controls has acquired the remaining stake of California-based Qolsys, a residential and commercial security and smart-home manufacturer, after owning a majority since 2014.
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EHang drones adapted to fight high-rise fires

Chinese company EHang has developed an autonomous aerial vehicle that can be used for fighting fires in high-rise buildings.
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Reliance picks Procore for construction management

Canada's Reliance Construction Group has chosen California-based Procore as its construction management platform.
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Enzen LoRa-based street lighting boosts Blythe Valley Park

IM Properties is making its mixed-use scheme at Blythe Valley Park in Solihull, near Birmingham, UK, more energy efficient by implementing ZenLumen LoRa-based smart street lighting from Indian company Enzen.
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SecureAge protects homes from unknown cyber threats

Artificial intelligence (AI) from Singapore-based SecureAge Technology can help home users detect and prevent unknown cyber threats.
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DigiValet uses cloud to ease hotel check-ins

New Delhi-based DigiValet has launched Thru, an end-to-end cloud-based system for hotel guests to complete their entire check-in process from their own personal device, without having to download any app or software.
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RS beacon controls in-building queues

RS Components has introduced the Pro Smart-Q queue management system, a configurable beacon tower that manages the flow of customers and staff, by helping them to move around buildings safely.
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Smart homes outperform other consumer segments

The smart home market will outperform most other consumer device segments, achieving a global CAGR of 22% for 2019 to 2023, according to Futuresource Consulting.
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