The residential security and hybrid home automation market is currently in a state of transformation, as conventional anti‑intrusion technologies are giving way to a new generation of advanced smart home ecosystems.
As smart electricity metering rollouts progress across Europe, Asia and the United States, other utilities are looking to get in on the act. Those involved in water, gas and heat are now also seeking to take advantage of the benefits.
Smart metering is not the most obvious application for next‑generation cellular technology. Utility meters don’t need the high data speeds of up to 100Mbps that are designed for consumer mobile video streaming.
It has been ten years since Steve Jobs launched the iPhone, a decade in which his “widescreen iPod, mobile phone and Internet communications device” completely changed the way that people communicate, access information, and consume media.