Chicago winters are full of wonder when you realize there’s an endless list of places that feel cold when you step out. The obvious ones are your ears, hands, and toes (no thanks to you, “wool” socks), and the less obvious ones like your nose hairs, eyelids, and quads. With forecasts in the low 20's by next weekend, the chilliest of us have turned to tech to solve our frostbite fears. High tech or the highway: layers just got a little old school.
In a nondescript Naperville office park, Adam Justice is working to bring the Internet of Things to the masses. He’s vice president of Grid Connect, a company his father Mike founded in 2003 that makes, distributes and sells commercial networking products. In 2013, Grid Connect launched ConnectSense, its first line of wireless sensors for home use to remotely monitor things, from your lights to your water pipes. As the company prepares to launch a ConnectSense smart electrical outlet, Adam Justice shares his vision for a connected future.
ConnectSense has been nominated as the Most Innovative Product of 2014 in the General Assembly & Tech Cocktail Chicago All-Star Awards!
UPDATE: VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! Thanks to all who voted!