Meet the Smart Home: What the Jetsons got wrong…

The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference is place where visionaries of the technology industry share their insight on a wide range of perplexing ideas. The topics that will be discussed during this intellectually inspiring conference are being selected now through a panel of voters in order to prepare for SXSW, which will be taking place in the spring of 2017. Vice President of Grid Connect, Adam Justice, has submitted a proposal to speak at this conference with the assistance of Richard Gunther, the Director of Client Experience at Universal Mind.

The proposed topic is geared around the infrastructure of the smart home industry; where it is today, where it will be in the coming years, and what technology will enhance the market itself. Justice and Gunther plan to explore the way the smart home has been portrayed by the entertainment industry throughout history, and then compare that to what the smart home actually looks like today. The inaccurate preconceptions of the smart home’s capabilities will finally be brought to light, allowing for a more precise prediction of how the Internet of Things (IoT) will propel the industry and turn this visionary’s dream into a consumer’s reality. This will be a very intriguing presentation as the complex state of the industry will be dissected by a couple of the smart home industry’s thought-leaders.

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ConnectSense was recently displayed at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in Austin, Texas. The SXSW Interactive is a showcase for rising technology and innovation. In this year’s event, smart home devices were a very hot commodity. The Digital Media Zone’s podcast “Home: On,” was covering this event live this year and the host Richard Gunther was able to speak to Adam Justice of ConnectSense about Apple HomeKit compatible devices at the event. The first key smart home device mentioned was the Smart Outlet; ConnectSense is one of the only fully functional smart outlets on the market. They discussed the positive sales trends of the Smart Outlet as well as the positive feedback they have received thus far. Richard Gunther mentioned that the ConnectSense app made him excited about ConnectSense products before he even had one in his hands because ConnectSense has the best rules engine out of any of the current HomeKit apps that are available, especially with an app that comes with an over-the-counter product. The rules engine really allows the user to fully control any smart home device with more options that simply turning something on or off. The ConnectSense app is groundbreaking as it is truly the ultimate tool for controlling all of your smart home devices.

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