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