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Hidden air pollution in the workplace continues to impact workers

With indoor air pollution continuing to impact the health and wellbeing of UK workers, employers are taking greater responsibility for the workplace environment in a bid to limit the effects of sick building syndrome – situations where employees or other building occupants experience acute health and discomfort levels that appear to be linked to time spent in a building. A YouGov survey commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)


Selectronic aims to mirror sunlight with Sunlight Spectrum LEDs

UK LED specialists Selectronic and its Chinese partners HongliTronic have introduced the Sunlight Spectrum 2835 SMD packages, LEDs producing close to actual sunlight. “We are pleased to introduce Hongli’s Sunlight Spectrum 2835, which is the perfect solution to those wanting very close to natural light from an artificial source,” said Selectronic MD Kevin Dry. “The option to create lighting products that replicate daylight opens a new era of what can

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Is intelligent video the key to transforming the in-store shopping experience?

The retail sector has felt the disruptive impact of e-commerce more than most. The inevitable costs of staffing, rent, maintenance and daily operations has left traditional brick-and-mortar stores struggling to stay dynamic and compete effectively with their more agile online counterparts. Not only that, but the one competitive advantage of physical retail outlets – being able to provide a more personal customer experience – has also taken a hit in

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The rise of green technology in construction

Ujjwal Goel, Managing Director of Teraciel Engineering and Contracting (TEC) discusses how green building technology has become one of the hottest trends in construction The benefits of a green technology application in construction are far-reaching and comprehensive, offering significant advantages when used in new facilities as well as existing structures. Green technology makes buildings more energy-efficient and sustainable, so they have a lower carbon footprint and a reduced impact on

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New Managing Director for Ivory Egg

Sue Milne has been appointed as the new managing director of KNX intelligent building technology solutions specialists, Ivory Egg. Experienced in leading multiple sales and customer engagement teams across Europe and UK respectively, Milne brings a wealth of transferable skills that will further improve Ivory Egg’s position as the market leader for KNX building controls in the UK. “I am very excited to be working with such a talented and knowledgeable team, especially in an industry that is developing intelligent homes for

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Steffen Zimmermann named new Gira MD

Steffen Zimmermann has been announced as the new Managing Director at Gira, a full-range supplier of intelligent system solutions for building management. Zimmermann will reinforce the management of Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Radevormwald, and he will succeed Alfred A Bulitz, who has retired from the family business after 17 years as Managing Director. Like his predecessor, Zimmermann will be responsible for Gira production and logistics, along with overseeing

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Universal Electronics introduces smarter living kits powered by Nevo Butler

Universal Electronics Inc (UEI) has announced that it will be introducing pre-integrated channel specific kits curated to address consumer demand and unique experiences. Launched at this year’s CES, the kits are powered by Nevo Butler, a white label, managed and secure smart home hub with a digital assistant built in. Configured with different sensors developed by the teams at Ecolink and RCS, these kits will offer the quickest route to market

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Legrand unveils next-generation home automation system and dedicated app

Legrand has unveiled MyHOME_Up – the latest generation of its home automation system – which now benefits from app connectivity; making it even easier for housebuilders to integrate smart home technology into new-build developments. MyHOME_Up simplifies home automation for developers. Using Legrand’s connected devices programme, Eliot, MyHOME_Up integrates all essential services for a modern home – such as lighting, temperature control, shading, audio and door entry – into one system.

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DoorBird collaborates with Knobloch

Bird Home Automation Group, the Berlin-based manufacturer of IP video door intercoms, is now collaborating with Max Knobloch Nachf GmbH, Germany’s oldest mailbox manufacturer. Customised mailbox systems from Knobloch now contain the same IP technology that is used in all DoorBird video door intercoms. Thanks to IP technology, individual solutions such as communication columns, freestanding and fence-mounted mailbox systems can be controlled via a smartphone or tablet. When the mailbox’s

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EZVIZ DB1 Wi-Fi 3MP Video Doorbell and DP1 Smart Door Viewer get UK launch

EZVIZ Inc has made its 3-Megapixel Wi-Fi Video Doorbell, the DB1 as well as the DP1 Smart Door Viewer with LCD touchscreen display available in the UK. Both aim to provide consumers with an easy and affordable route to improved home security and personal safety. The DB1 is a Wi-Fi video doorbell designed with a 3MP lens that can capture a 180° vertical field of view, so users can see visitors from head to toe and