If you’re looking for clean data then connected apartments offer a much better set of information than connected homes argues Sce Pike, the founder and CEO of Iotas, on this week’s podcast. Pike, whose startup kits out apartments with sensors and analyzes the data they provide, explains why her startup chose to work with MDUs as opposed to a home where every floor plan is different and the effort to connect a few outlets and lightbulbs is arbitrary.
Instead Iotas has signed a partnership with the nation’s largest property management company and is part of a pilot project in Portland, Oregon that has outfitted 100 units with $900 worth of sensors to learn how residents can save money, automate their homes and live more productive lives. Before we discuss Iotas, my colleague Kevin Tofel and I spend time talking about the new, faster Raspberry Pi, a smart home security product called the Canary and a contest we’re hosting to give away a Chamberlain MyQ connected garage door opener to any listener who submits a question between now and the end of the month.
Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Kevin Tofel
Guests: Sce Pike, CEO of Iotas
- Much excitement over the new Pi and Microsoft’s plans for it
- Nest drama and thoughts on the new Canary home security device
- We are holding a contest so email us your questions about the internet of things and the smart home to email@example.com
- Data privacy when you’re collecting data on 100 apartment residents
- Why apartments make ideal labs for smart home data collection
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