Monday, 25 February 2008

It's official - AlertMe is ZigBee!

AlertMe's shipping product, our home security and monitoring kit, is now the first security system to obtain ZigBee product certification from the ZigBee Alliance! We are thrilled that our people-friendly smart home security system has been certified, which is the culmination of a lot of hard work to make sure that not only is our system great for users, but it meets the standards of the tech community too.

You can read the press release here.

Here's the ZigBee team celebrating - Laura James, Chris Holgate, and Amyas Phillips. We would like to thank Ant Skelton and all the people at Ember who have helped us, without whose sterling work this would not have been possible.

Friday, 1 February 2008

Will Hutton says "China needs AlertMe"

I went to the Cambridge Network Open meeting last night, and gave a short pitch about AlertMe before the meeting started, since Cambridge has been so supportive in our Beta test phase.

The well-known journalist Will Hutton was the guest speaker and gave a fascinating talk on his topic "China and the West in the 21st century". During the panel session after his talk, when asked what he thought China might need from the UK, Will responded that Cambridge in particular had two things that China values: academic excellence and the kind of enterprise and intellectual property creation represented by AlertMe.

Thanks for the quote, Will. I'm looking forward to reading your new book on China, The Writing on the Wall.