Offering an affordable entry-point into the world of the smart home

As our homes become filled with more "smart products" we need a product that can get our in home technology on the same page. Controlling energy outputs of devices, security systems, and other alerts remotely will be vital to maximizing the technology we incorporate into our every day lives.
People Impacted
$ 1.7T
Potential Funding
I have this challenge
the problem
Nature and Context

Technology and the cost to maintain that technology is on the rise. Devices that are energy efficient, safety oriented, etc are often out of reach concerning price for the general public. By having one device or app that monitors energy and security systems remotely and economically, families could cut energy costs in their own homes every day, and feel more secure in their homes and while away.

Ideas Description

Based around a smartphone app, a 'hub' unit and an interchangeable series of sensors and switches, SmartThings offers an affordable entry-point into the world of the 'smart home'. SmartThings is fully configurable to the user's specific needs. The system can remind you to feed the dog, let you know when certain doors or windows are opened, and control all manner of electrical devices in the home. The SmartThings app and hub instantly connect to different sensors, locks, light switches, outlets, thermostats, and other compatible devices in the home. These devices can then communicate with you and each other, to offer you home security, peace of mind, and limitless possibilities. SmartThings say you can get up and running, controlling your home from your smartphone, in as little as 15 minutes.

Input Needed From Contributing Editors
(click on any tag to contribute)