Andrew Thomas, cofounder and chief revenue officer, SkyBell, shares his vision of connected homes and the future of smart-security systems with Peggy.
Peggy begins the show with a discussion on how several major college campuses are proving to be an exciting testing ground for smart-city solutions.
Peggy looks at how growing populations are pushing leaders in major cities to rethink their approach to smarter infrastructure, in order to connect roads, bridges, utilities, manufacturing, and so much more.
Aaron Attebery, smart city solutions lead, Black & Veatch, says the smart-city strategic directions report enables major cities to assess and compare with others on their progress toward adopting IoT (Internet of Things) solutions.
Duane Kobayashi, IP counsel, Senseware, says since sensors have become more of a commodity in smart cities, the novelty phase has transitioned to a focus of finding solutions that meet the particular need of specific buildings.
Sujata Neidig, vice president of marketing, Thread Group, says the group has over 220 members, and it is growing as we speak, and says Thread Group works really hard to make sure it is creating a good network or ecosystem of partners.
Sujata Neidig, vice president of marketing, Thread Group, says it has developed a protocol that is IP based and mesh, has security, is low powered, and is scalable.
AJ Smith, vice president and general manager of EES Homes of Americas, Honeywell, says he has always expected the industry to grow, but every year you think this is going to be the big year, and then all of a sudden you get over that tipping point to something even more exciting.
AJ Smith, vice president and general manager of EES Homes of Americas, Honeywell, says connected homes have gone beyond a neat tech gadget that is interesting, and are moving to needing to solve the biggest challenges for homeowners.
Neil Cannon, president, EnOcean, says novel ways of getting energy out of the environment means your technology doesn’t go down.