Aug 28, 201210:00 AMPoint of View


Smart Things

A hot button topic in architecture and design is intelligence; making cities, cars, products - even our wrists - smarter. What if your air conditioner was smarter? What if your smart phone could tell you when someone was in your apartment? What if your iPad told you that it was raining at home, but no worries, your windows are closed? I, for one, think this service is long over due. As a renter I need something simple, flexible, and that works without wires or crazy hardware installations. SmartThings promises to do all that, and more. The key difference between this setup and others I’ve browsed, is their developer strategy. Enabling an open source system with simple, cheap, and adaptable hardware - that anyone can use to build their own SmartThings - is what will really bring smart strategies into our homes. What do you think SmartThings?

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