What you can do
All IoT devices have one thing in common which is a lack of security.
Our services and products can be used for almost any IoT device. Here are some scenarios where Cassini can be integrated into your business, Smart Metering, Smart Solar Monitoring, Smart Home Building and Predictive Maintenance.
A smart meter is an internet-capable device that measures energy, water or natural gas. With a smart meter, the retailer can calculate the exact amount of energy being used, rather than having to estimate the usage. This means power and energy companies prices according to the time of day or season.
Recent data shows 1,516,317 smart meters have been installed into residential homes in New Zealand, which is around 83% of all connections.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says: Smart meters are a technological solution that could lead to more efficient use of electricity in New Zealand households. By using electricity more efficiently, reducing consumption and peak demand, carbon dioxide emissions and other environmental impacts will be reduced.
One of the biggest risks with inverter technology is with Wi-Fi communication. Devices connected over unreliable, unsecured networks can create countless points of entry for hackers to exploit.
Installers often connect the inverters to a customer's corporate or home Wi-Fi with little or no consideration for security, and most inverters have no built-in security so are easy targets for cyber criminals.
For Solar, our system secures the inverters and monitors power output from the solar panels so we can alert a customer to a potential problem (preventative maintenance) with a solar panel if there is a drop in energy output. The system also allows secure remote access to the inverter from a remote location so engineers can configure the device remotely saving costly truck rolls, time and environmental costs.
Keeping assets up and running has the potential to significantly decrease operational expenditures, saving companies millions of dollars. With the use of sensors, cameras and data analytics, managers in a range of industries are able to determine when a piece of equipment will fail before it does. These IoT-enabled systems can sense warning signs, use data to create maintenance timelines and pre-emptively service equipment before problems occur.
By leveraging streaming data from sensors and devices to quickly assess current conditions, recognise warning signs, deliver alerts and automatically trigger appropriate maintenance processes, IoT turns maintenance into a dynamic, rapid and automated task.
This approach promises cost savings over routine or time-based preventive maintenance, because tasks are performed only when they are needed. The key is to get the right information at the right time. This will allow managers to know which equipment needs maintenance; maintenance work can be better planned; and systems remain online while workers stay on task. Other potential advantages include increased equipment lifetime, increased plant safety and fewer accidents with negative environmental impact.
Smart Home or Smart Building is the term commonly used to define a residence or office that has appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment audio & video systems, security, and camera systems capable of communicating with one another and can be controlled remotely by a time schedule, from any location in the world via the Internet. In conjunction with a building BMS or HVAC software we help maintain the security of the physical devices used to manage a large building.
Smartphones allow us to connect to the Internet, send e-mail and instant messages, download files, and all other things that require connectivity. You can think of smart buildings in a similar way.
What sets a smart building apart from others is that the appliances and devices throughout the building are connected and controlled from a central device or system.
As the Covid-19 pandemic has hit our precious planet Earth, more and more employees are working from home and remotely accessing corporate networks.
That could simplify things for a cyber attack. Probing into a corporate network might be a challenge but not anymore! Now a hacker could easily infiltrate an employees home network and once the attacker has penetrated the home network, he may be able to piggyback into the corporate network through the VPN.
Cyber security is a never ending struggle for employees tasked with securing a businesses network, critical data or private information. Penetrating the home network is an easy victory for cyber criminals. Security is about having to protect all the possible entry points.
Help your employees and help protect your corporate network. An easy deterrent is to segment your employee’s devices they use to access your corporate networks from their home network. With Cassini from Traverse this is simple.
Cassini is a managed security service which will help you maintain your companies networks secure. Cassini will keep the security software up to date without any actions required from any of your employee’s. Cassini is easy to self install and we always have access to our devices regardless of the status of your employee’s home network ensuring security updates are always in place.