Connected apartments may be smarter than connected homes

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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.

Sce Pike, CEO of Iotas

Sce Pike, CEO of Iotas

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Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Kevin Tofel
Guests: Sce Pike, CEO of Iotas

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  • Why apartments make ideal labs for smart home data collection

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markjnorton

Ms. Pike spoke about collecting data from the new sensors that Iotas is making. I see the value in this (and it is a cool idea), and started to get concerned about the security/privacy aspects. I started thinking about who owns my interactions with my home? It was quite nice to have your guest start to answer these questions a bit later in the interview. I like Iotas’ approach to home data because I believe that I own my interaction data and I expect to be compensated for sharing it with commercial entities.

Exactly how much my data is worth is a matter for the market to decide. I see the value that Iotas offers by providing free devices and service as part of their beta program. I got the sense that people were informed and that they needed to “opt in” to particpate. This is very good on their part and I’d like to see other companies adopting a similar attitude towards the value of home (etc) data.

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