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Behind The Vents - Building Your Own IoT Platform

Gregg Altschul Behind The Scenes Behind the Vents Product Stories Technology

Behind The Vents - Building Your Own IoT Platform

From open source packages to smart home hubs to SaaS platforms, these days there is no shortage of pre-packaged solutions to choose from when building an IoT product. While these “off the shelf” services may be very tempting to an otherwise overwhelmed entrepreneur about to embark on years of product development, it is not always the right decision to buy versus build. Failure to do a comprehensive analysis up-front could jeopardize a product launch or lead to huge costs over the long term. So, in the first of a series of blog posts entitled Behind The Vents, I’d like to...

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Smart Vents now work with ecobee

Nathaniel Padgett Community Resources

Smart Vents now work with ecobee

After months of hard work and testing, we are pleased to announce, Keen Home Smart Vents are officially compatible with ecobee3 thermostats and ecobee room sensors!

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A look back at 2016

Nathaniel Padgett Behind The Scenes Community Resources

A look back at 2016

A year ago today, our team had just completed three significant milestones: we completed shipping every pre-order from 2015, we announced our Smart Filter product, and we completed a successful CES 2016 where we not only had our own booth, but were represented by Lowe’s and SmartThings as well. We were on cloud nine then, but it was just the beginning of a huge year for our company and for the thousands of homeowners throughout the U.S. and Canada who looked to us to make their homes smarter, more comfortable, and more energy efficient. With 2017 well underway, we wanted to share some...

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Now accepting investment reservations

Nayeem Hussain Behind The Scenes

Now accepting investment reservations

It’s hard to believe that nearly two years ago Ryan and I were pitching the Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank. Back then we were in the midst of engineering the Smart Vent and Keen Home had recently graduated from the prestigious Techstars + R/GA accelerator program. The day we entered the Tank was in many ways our launch party: for the first time millions of people throughout the United States learned about our company and our innovative product. Robert Herjavec saw the potential in what we were building and came along for the ride to help us grow the company....

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What it takes to be HomeKit compatible

Nathaniel Padgett Industry Musings

What it takes to be HomeKit compatible

Back in 2014, Apple announced HomeKit, signaling their official entry into the connected home space. HomeKit was hailed as a killer app that would make Apple an unstoppable force in their quest to dominate the home. They already had iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and Apple TVs in millions of homes, and adding support for the burgeoning smart home market would further deepen their reach. It took a whole year after the announcement for the first HomeKit compatible devices to hit store shelves. This included Ecobee3, which we are working on integrating with as I write this. Despite some big name integrations partners like Ecobee and...

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