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Resolution Products Engineer Q&A : The Faces Behind Helix

Behind every successful product, is a person or group of people who made it all possible. These people all have personal lives, hobbies, and intimate circles outside of their careers that have shaped their performance within the workplace. Whether it’s to relieve stress, kick back and relax, or focusing their attention on a different project, each individual has a hobby or background that brings in a personality that helps drive an invention.

At Resolution Products, RF and Embedded Systems Engineer, Ben Kyllo, contributed his knowledge of home automation integration as well as his driven personality, both inside and outside of work, to make Resolution’s Helix a reality. With an interest in rebuilding cars and unable to sit still for too long, Kyllo brings an exciting dynamic to the Resolution engineering team.

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The Perks of Having a Wallflower: Remote Access to Reduce Incidents in Your Home

Welcome to our weekly home automation product coverage—features that get you in-the-know on the latest connected home technology in less than two minutes.

We’ve all been there. You’re in a rush to leave the house. You grab your belongings, your near-perfect pot of chili for your work’s competition, jump in the car, and make your way down the road when you suddenly feel like something isn’t quite right.

Did I forget my wallet? 
Did I leave the garage door open?

In many cases, the answer is neither. You left the stove on. That feeling of insecurity and questionable panic is validated.

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Kickstarting a Home-Automated Future: Interview with Chris Chuter of Peeple

Chris ChuterChuter is Co-Founder of Building 10 Technologies. After working in the soul-crushing game industry for years, Chris and his partner David won a hackathon with Chris’ idea for a Wi-Fi-enabled door peephole camera, Peeple was born. A few prototypes and a successful SXSW exhibit later, they enlisted the aid of camera hardware hitman Craig Sullender to help bring Peeple to market.

What do you get when you cross the front door of your home with today’s top technologies? A simple way to turn your home into a smarter home.

Peeple is a product designed by Chris Chuter, Co-Founder of Building 10 Technologies, which recently exceeded its funding goal on Kickstarter. Peeple is the world’s first “caller ID system” for your front door. You place a disc-like device over your peephole, or if you don’t have a peephole you place on your door’s glass trim. It connects to your smartphone through an app and when someone knocks or opens your door, you get a notification with live video and photographs of who’s there.

Chris designed Peeple out of necessity to keep his family safe. “I invented Peeple after my young son wandered out the front door without us knowing. He was brought back to us safe, but I realized that our front door was a blind spot.”

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Since great minds think alike, we caught up with Chris to get his take on the state of home automation.

Here’s what Chris had to say…

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Experts from Resolution Products, Lowe’s, Reliant, ADT, Time Warner & Canary Discuss Smart Home Services

Yesterday, at Park’s Association’s CONNECTIONS event in San Francisco, attendees packed the room for the panel “Winning Channel Strategies for Smart Home Services.”

Panelists included Resolution Products’ President Brian Seemann, Kris Bowring, Director of Business and Channel Development for the Iris Smart Home Business Unit at Lowe’s, Scott Burns, Senior Director of Innovation at Reliant, an NRG Company, Ryan Petty, VP of Product Development & Innovation at ADT Security Services, Chris Williams, Senior Director Product Strategy at Time Warner Cable and Adam Sager, CEO & Co-founder of Canary.

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The panel for “Winning Channel Strategies for Smart Home Services” at CONNECTIONS 2015.

The group of experts gathered to discuss how low awareness and limited familiarity with smart home products and services create significant challenges for channel partners, especially as the market transitions from early adopter to early majority. This panel discussed the challenges in guiding consumer decision processes and the ability of different channels to overcome barriers and drive the next wave of smart product and service adoption.

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Security Industry Media Resource List

The security industry is full of knowledgeable professionals willing to share, interact and learn from one another. To help better connect us all, we’ve put together a list of leading security industry media sites, magazines, forums and resources.

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How the Smart Home Conversation is Shifting

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Guest Contribution from SuretyDIY’s Ryan Boder

Question: Is home automation a trend that will die down? Or, do you think we’ll continue to see it dominate conversations like it did at International CES?

Read Ryan’s Full Response Below

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Home Automation & Smart Home Security’s Impact on the Real Estate Market

With the home automation and smart home market expected to increase from $4.4B in 2013 to $21B in 2020, consumers are welcoming more technology into their lives. In fact, smart home technologies are now a desired feature sought out by families looking to purchase a home.

Home Automation Increases Home Sales

In “Smart home tech sells listings faster” on Inman.com, Paul Hagey shares the results of a survey that polled over 500 Coldwell Banker Real Estate agents. The survey asked agents about the impact smart home technology has on the real estate market and how it has changed over the past five years.

Here’s a breakdown from Paul Hagey on the findings:

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