Smart thermostats, light bulbs, and appliances can learn and adapt to usage and be controlled remotely, thus saving the homeowner unnecessary costs associated with inefficient energy usage.
Devices can connect directly with the power companies and alerts sent to the homeowner on their energy usage profile, opening new ways to create customized pricing plans and incentives.
Enabling smart security cameras, door and window locks, and smoke detectors can greatly increase a sense of comfort and security when homeowners are both at home and away.
Sensors can gather data on homeowner patterns and send alerts when there are inconsistencies or when a breach has been detected. For families with children, parents can be alerted when their child arrives home, or when other members of the household come and go. Using sensors to monitor potential property vulnerabilities (for example, detecting a water leak) can also lower home insurance premiums.
There is tremendous opportunity to reduce the amount of time spent on household chores through the use of automation.
Home appliances and devices can learn about users’ behavior and identify the best times to perform tasks (i.e., when the homeowner is away, the vacuum or dishwasher will run). Primarily application can be seen in housework, food preparation, and lawn and garden care.
Just a few lines of code connects devices to Buddy Platform, no heavy agents or proprietary silicon requirements necessary. This model allows any connected device to send data to Buddy, helping to gain intelligence from sensors already deployed, and ones that soon will be.
Buddy can translate raw data into seamless connections to gain valuable insight through actionable business and customer intelligence. This includes functionality for custom analysis in the cloud, and two way communication between devices, or from your business systems back to the devices themselves.
Once data is normalized with Buddy, it can be sent to a wide variety of business systems for rich visualization, connecting to machine to machine systems, or deep analysis with big data systems like Hadoop. Easily integrate data into everything from Splunk, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, ZenDesk, Tableau and beyond.