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Siemens buys Comfy smart building app

Siemens is expanding its smart building portfolio by acquiring California-based Building Robotics, best known for its core product Comfy, an app that helps employees control their work environment.
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Intel starts drone project to restore Great Wall of China

Intel's partnership with the China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation to use drones to help protect and preserve the Jiankou section of the Great Wall of China is underway.
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NTT brings cyber security to building control systems

Japanese telecoms company NTT is bringing cyber security to building control systems used for energy management, HVAC and disaster prevention with a view to preventing attacks at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.
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Nice acquires Fibaro for €63m

Consolidation in the European smart home market has seen Italian home automation and home security company Nice acquire for €63m Fibaro, a Polish firm that offers a wireless, modular ecosystem for a connected, controlled and customised home suited to the user's needs.
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Alliance rolls out Google and Nest smart home tech to 25,000 flats

Alliance Residential is working with Dwelo, Google and Nest to roll out smart home technology across more than 25,000 luxury apartments in the USA.
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Belden and JMA partner on smart building infrastructure

Belden and JMA Wireless have formed an alliance to deliver more powerful wireless infrastructure for smart buildings. Missouri-based Belden specialises in signal transmission for mission-critical applications and New York firm JMA Wireless provides wireless communications.
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People Power brings occupancy detection to smart homes

California-based IoT software company People Power has introduced artificial intelligence that helps smart home services detect whether a home is occupied.
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