With the constant release of devices, appliances and applications, the popularity of home automation and the Internet of Things is taking over residences. Homebuilders can create a more secure and convenient environment for homeowners by implementing smart home technology in the planning and building process of new homes.
But there is some confusion about what smart technology can do now, and what it may be able to do in the future.
In an exclusive interview with ProudGreenHome.com, Phil Dumas, founder and president of Unikey, talks about the confusion between home control and home automation, and how consumers respond more to products that simplify their lives.
Dumas created Unikey – for one key to replace all the keys in your pocket or purse – as a software company whose products bridge the gap between home products and mobile technology.
UniKey provides a secure mobile platform to leading lock and access control companies. UniKey’s technology replaces keys, codes and passwords by turning the smartphone into a convenient, universal electronic key by simply touching the lock without the need to remove one’s phone from a pocket or purse. UniKey partners with leading lock manufacturers like Kwikset Corporation, Miwa and ERA, to bring smart locks to residential homes, commercial businesses and enterprise around the world. The Kwikset Kevo smart lock powered by UniKey is the first lock in North America, also available in Canada through Weiser. Unikey is expanding with a new agreement with ERA for the TouchKey smart lock in the United Kingdom.
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