ConnectSense at CES 2019!

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a gathering place of the world’s newest technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT). One of the most exciting parts of the show is seeing all the smart home automated devices. This year, ConnectSense will, once again, have a booth in the Smart Home Marketplace to display some of our connected products.

Stop by our booth for a preview of what we have in store for 2019! We are located at booth #42561 in the Smart Home Marketplace on level 2 of the Sands Expo.

Here's a sample of what you can find at the ConnectSense booth this year...

  • ConnectSense Smart Outlet² (Now Shipping)

    • Easily control and monitor devices in your home. The Smart Outlet² is compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant ecosystems allowing for easy control through the app or using voice commands. The Outlet offers two separately controlled outlets and a 2.4A USB charging port for convenience. Available now on ConnectSense.com and Amazon.

  • ConnectSense Smart In-Wall Outlet (Available in 2019)

    • Available in both 15A and 20A options, the Smart In-Wall Outlet is easy to install by a certified electrician and can be provisioned quickly to an available wireless network. Fitting in a standard gang box, the Outlet is designed for both consumer and commercial-grade applications. Now compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant ecosystems the In-Wall Outlet is easily controlled through the app or with voice commands to your favorite smart home hub. 

  • IoT 80/20

    • ConnectSense’s IoT 80/20™ platform helps manufacturers and OEMs affordably enable their products for the Internet of Things. The 80% is the common functionality needed by all customers, a reusable solution provided by ConnectSense, and the remaining 20% is customized for each individual product/OEM. This greatly reduces initial investment and speeds up time to market. IoT 80/20 is based on the Amazon Web Service (AWS) platform, which has low monthly fees and can easily scale up as product sales improve. In addition, IoT 80/20 includes common firmware for Wi-Fi modules and a core app for Android and Apple iOS. 

  • Espressif Chips, Modules, and Development Kits 

    • Grid Connect, ConnectSense's parent company, is the official authorized distributor of Espressif products in North America. Offering low-cost and high-performance Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (BLE) chipsets and modules, the Grid Connect team will be available to discuss the best Espressif solutions to meet your company's needs. 

Several of our partners will be displaying their smart products in our booth as well. If you want to see how ConnectSense can help connect your business, check out these amazing products below!

MoenU by Moen Smart Shower 
SchlageSchlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter
Rollease Acmeda: Automate Pulse 2.0 (Pre-launch. Available mid-2019.)

See you there!

ConnectSense Smart Outlet² In The News

Week in Review:

Did you hear the good news? The ConnectSense Smart Outlet² is here, just in time for the holidays!

The new Smart Outlet² is perfect for any smart home. Now compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit you are able to control your plug-in devices with a simple voice command or with the touch of a button through the ConnectSense app (iOS and Android). With the Smart Outlet² you are able to easily monitor the energy usage of your plug-in devices, set schedules, and control the power by turning a device on or off.

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet² offers two individually controlled outlets and a USB port for quick charging. Don’t worry about installation, the outlet is easy to use with simple configuration through the ConnectSense Smart Home app.


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Don’t own a ConnectSense Smart Outlet² yet? Visit ConnectSense.com to connect your home today! Also available on Amazon.

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ConnectSense Launches Smart Outlet² to Control and Monitor Plug-in Devices with Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant


ConnectSense’s newest smart plug adds Android support and is now available to customers nationwide

NAPERVILLE, ILL. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 06, 2018

ConnectSense, a leading manufacturer of home automation products, today announces the release of the Smart Outlet ² to its product lineup. The newest smart plug works seamlessly with Siri (Apple HomeKit), Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to allow users to easily control and monitor their everyday plug-in devices, such as lights, fans and other small appliances.

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The Smart Outlet² now supports Android, in addition to iOS, and can be accessed remotely through the ConnectSense app for real-time updates of your plug-in devices. Unlike many other smart outlets that require additional gateways or hubs, the ConnectSense Smart Outlet² works with the Wi–Fi network already in a home.

With two separately controlled outlets and a USB charging port, Smart Outlet ² fits over any existing standard North American electrical outlet. After installing the outlet, users can configure it using the ConnectSense app available in the App Store and Google Play Store, easily creating custom schedules to turn on and off plug-in devices automatically, ensuring you’ll never come home to a dark house or devices that have been powered on all day.

With detailed power monitoring in the iOS app, users have insight into the power consumption of devices plugged into the Smart Outlet², as well as how long devices have been turned on. Energy characteristics use can be used for automation, such as dimming the lights when the TV turns on.

“We are committed to evolving our product offerings to create an easy-to-use, seamless way for people to better control and monitor their homes,” said Adam Justice, Founder of ConnectSense. “In our continued effort to meet our customers demands, we’ve added a more robust voice control offerings with the Smart Outlet² and are excited to expand the IoT product landscape to Android users.”

Features:      

  • Two Wi-Fi connected sockets that can be monitored and controlled individually

  • Control from anywhere with the free ConnectSense App for iOS or Android.

  • Control with your voice using Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or the Google Assistant

  • Monitor energy usage for your plug-in devices

  • 2.4 amp USB charging port for rapid charging of smartphones and tablets

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Priced at $59, the ConnectSense Smart Outlet² is now shipping and available for order at ConnectSense.com and coming soon on Amazon.com.

For more information on the new ConnectSense Smart Outlet², including high-res images, or to schedule an appointment to demo the product, please contact Kirstin Hallett at kirstin@sourcecodecomms.com.

About ConnectSense 
ConnectSense develops and manufactures a range of connected products designed to make the smart home attainable and manageable for consumers. With a focus on ease of use and simplicity, ConnectSense offers products that help users control and monitor their home.

ConnectSense partners with a selection of companies to power new products to market quickly and cost-effectively by providing its IoT 80/20™ platform combined with in-house engineering expertise. ConnectSense can be found at http://www.connectsense.com and on Twitter at @ConnectSense.

Media Contact: 
Kirstin Hallett 
kirstin@sourcecodecomms.com

Adam Justice, ConnectSense to present at Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

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Parks Associates
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Adam Justice, ConnectSense to present at Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual
CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

Naperville, IL, 5/17/18 – ConnectSense announced today that Adam Justice will participate as a speaker at Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, held May 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ includes more than 650 executives and focuses on ways to engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging IoT industries, including smart home, connected health, and mobile and entertainment ecosystems.

Adam Justice, CEO, ConnectSense will participate in the session “Voice-First Experience: From Smart Speakers to the Whole House”, on Thursday, 5/24/18 at 11:30 AM. The interactive panel session, moderated by Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates examines near-field and far-field options in new voice technologies and the challenges in presenting a seamless voice-first experience in a household where multiple different smart products are listening and responding.

Parks Associates estimates 55% of U.S. broadband households will have a smart speaker with a voice-based personal assistant by 2021.

“I’m excited to join GE Lighting, Google, Sensory and Tri Cascade at CONNECTIONS™ for a discussion around current and coming trends in new voice technologies,” said Adam Justice, CEO of ConnectSense. “Year after year, CONNECTIONS™ is a terrific event to network with key players in the connected home industry.”

The conference also features keynotes by executives from Comcast, Google, Intel, Samsung, and T-Mobile, as well as new research from Parks Associates. Sessions will provide insight into critical issues including consumer privacy, interoperability, partnerships, platform integration, big data, personalization, and new distribution models.

“CONNECTIONS™ brings together top executives, media, and thought leaders in the connected consumer markets to address critical business issues pertaining to the converging entertainment, media, and service markets for consumers,” said Elizabeth Parks, Senior Vice President, Parks Associates. “ConnectSense will provide great insight into key trends in the smart home markets and the next steps necessary to move into the mass market.”

More information about CONNECTIONS™ is available at www.connectionsus.com. Press passes for the event are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/media/presspass. To speak with an analyst or request specific research data, please contact Julia Homier at julia.homier@parksassociates.com or 972.996.0214. Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_US and #CONNUS18.
 

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 22-24, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting more than 600 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

ConnectSense Partners with Wayne Water Systems to Integrate its IoT 80/20™ Technology in its Premium Connected Basement Protection Systems

Bringing best-in-class smart products to market quicker and more affordable than ever with its complete, in-house IoT solution, ConnectSense has collaborated with Wayne Water Systems to take basement protection to a new level

NAPERVILLE, IL -- February 8, 2018 -- ConnectSense, a leader in smart home connectivity, has partnered with Wayne Water Systems, creators of worry free residential water management solutions, on its first premium digitally connected basement protection sump system.

The Basement Guardian, powered by ConnectSense’s IoT 80/20™ platform, is a premium, Wi-Fi connected, total basement protection system featuring two full size, all cast iron pumps. The new efficient backup pump can drain 11,000 gallons of water on a single charge. The Basement Guardian has been billed as the Hardest Working Pump You’ll Never Hear™ due to its silent build. When a home loses power, the Local Link™ technology allows the homeowner to monitor their basement on their iOS or Android app from wherever they are.

The team at ConnectSense, with more than five years of Internet of Things (IoT) experience, leveraged their IoT 80/20 cloud platform built on industry-leading technology for scalability, reliability, and cost efficiency.  Additionally, ConnectSense lead development efforts for the full firmware, hardware, web app, as well as the iOS and Android mobile apps.

To-date, ConnectSense has collaborated with several large home brands to make traditional household items smart. Some additional recent partners include one of the world's largest manufacturers of plumbing supplies, Moen, and premium lock manufacturer Schlage.

"Our team works great with companies like Wayne, who are passionate for their work and the customers they serve. The ConnectSense team is able to get their product connected and to market quickly and affordably, while staying competitive in their marketplace," said Adam Justice, CEO of ConnectSense. "This allows them to focus on what they do best, building reliable, industry-leading pumps that help keep homes dry."

"We didn’t want to bring the Basement Guardian to market without leveraging a partnership with ConnectSense," said Donald Williams, VP of Engineering at Wayne Water Systems. "They have an impressive reputation for producing seamless customer experiences and monitoring capabilities that are essential for the at-home sump pump system. We are confident they are the best partner to offer the IoT development our team needed."

The Basement Guardian will be available for purchase in April 2018 for $1,700. For more information about the partnership, please contact PR representative Kristen Mondshein at kristen@sourcecodecomms.com.

 

About ConnectSense
ConnectSense develops and manufactures a range of connected products designed to make the smart home attainable and manageable for consumers. With a focus on ease of use and simplicity, ConnectSense offers products that help users control and monitor their home.

ConnectSense partners with a selection of companies to power new products to market quickly and cost-effectively by providing its IoT 80/20™ platform combined with in-house engineering

expertise. ConnectSense can be found at www.connectsense.com and on Twitter at @ConnectSense.

 

About Wayne Water Systems

Founded in 1928 Wayne Water Systems , formerly Wayne Home Equipment Co., has been assembling quality residential water pumps for nearly 7 decades. Focused on QUALITY, SERVICE, and INNOVATION Wayne helps its customers protect and enjoy their homes by providing them with worry free water management solutions. The company strives to be the global brand of choice for residential basement protection, nuisance water removal and fresh water supply systems. For additional information and to contact Wayne, visit www.waynepumps.com

 

Media Contact:

Kristen Mondshein

kristen@sourcecodecomms.com

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