Smart Homes- For Alexa 2

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Smart Homes: Rows 112 - 121

Your requested information is prepared for you in Rows 112-121, Columns J-R of the attached spreadsheet.

Below you will find a deep dive of my findings.

OVERVIEW

I was able to populate all cells of the spreadsheet. I found that not one of the companies explicitly marketed its smart home products and applications to people with disability. I also found no external sources such as news, interviews and reviews that indicated these companies targeted people with disability as their market audience. Therefore, I put N/A in cells requesting information on potential applications and primary use cases.

Also, I noted two companies with significant research results below:

PadWerx's site was not available. I also found no records of the company in other databases such as Crunchbase and Bloomberg. I found no product page or news of PadWerx's home automation and electronics services.

■ While I was able to complete the requested information regarding Otto's product Otto Lock, I found that the startup has suspended its business only this January 2018 due to lack of funds. Otto's website is also currently out of service. I did not find any indication that Otto marketed its smart home lock to persons with disability.

CONCLUSION

To wrap it up, your requested information about smart home products and services is prepared for you in Rows 112-121, Columns J-R of the attached spreadsheet.
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Smart Homes: Rows 122 - 131

Details regarding the smart home device companies have been researched and documented in rows 122 – 131 of the attached spreadsheet in columns J — R. Most of the information was readily available from the companies’ websites and other trusted media sites like CrunchBase. The requested companies Nuki, Nucleus, Novi Security, Novelda, Notion, Nomiku, Niwa, Ninja Blocks, and Nexkey are all startups. Only one company on the list, Neyya, was found to be inactive. Below you will find a brief overview of our findings.

Findings

1. Nuki is a startup company. The Nuki Smart Lock is designed to convert a smartphone into a "smart key". Customers will be able to open the main door of their house using their smartphones and automatically locks it when they leave.

2. Nucleus is a startup company. The Nucleus Intercom is a wireless touch screen home intercom system that connects different rooms, enabling the users to hear and speak to family members without having to shout. Users can have the device installed in a few/all the rooms of the disabled person's home to keep a close watch on them. According to Nucleus' website, they provide an example of how the Nucleus Intercom system helped Maria's disabled son feel comfortable, independent, and safe while living alone.

3. Novi Security is a startup company. Novi Security Cam is designed with motion and smoke sensors; and provides real-time visual notifications to users about their homes or businesses.

4. Novelda is a startup company. This is a CMOS radar system used to execute "high-precision electromagnetic sensor" for various purposes that include home automation, home security, and various other sensor applications. Although the products are not specifically marketed to the disabled, the products can be used to help monitor the elderly and those disabled during the nights. The motion sensing system can be used to keep tabs on the disabled within the room.

5. Notion is a startup company. The device is a small sized sensor which can be set anywhere in the house to obtain notifications on water leaks, temperature changes, or for opening doors.

6. Nomiku is a startup company. Nomiku WiFi products allow users to cook healthy using the method of sous vide. The products offer connectivity, large capacity of cooking, ease of use, less consumption of power, and offers the concept of "Social Cooking".

7. Niwa is a startup company. Niwa PRO is considered to be the world's "first connected growing platform". It is designed to make any growing system smart, easy and simple to use with the help of a smartphone.

8. Ninja Blocks is a startup company. The Ninja Sphere is a smart home controller that can identify the user's behavior, preferences, and accordingly manage the user's devices.

9. After an extensive search through trusted media sites, it was found that Neyya is not currently operative, as their website is not accessible. According to an article by TechStory, Neyya’s smart ring product did not succeed in being manufactured. It can be safely assumed that the company is currently inactive.

10. Nexkey is a startup company. This is a device that is a collaboration of an electromechanical lock core hardware and software tools to provide strong security and enable integration with management systems.

Conclusion

To wrap up, all the information for the requested companies Nuki, Nucleus, Novi Security, Novelda, Notion, Nomiku, Niwa, Ninja Blocks, Neyya, and Nexkey has been documented in the attached spreadsheet in rows 122 – 131, columns J — R.

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Smart Homes: Rows 132 - 141

Details regarding the requested companies and their smart home devices have been added into rows 132-141 of this spreadsheet. Below you will find a brief list of the devices we found for each company.

Devices

1. Nexgrid - Various Products
Nexgrid is a startup company. They offer various products that related to metering of electricity and water, as well as network infrastructure. Data on users' usage is aggregated and sent to a user-friendly mobile app.

2. Neurio - Home Energy Monitor
Neurio is a startup company. Their Home Energy Monitor meters energy usage, both traditional and solar, and sends the data to the users' mobile app. It can help reduce energy use and save homeowners money.

3. Netatmo - Netatmo Security
Netatmo is a startup, though it is nearing a medium company size with up to 250 employees. They offer a security system that connects to a mobile app and has exterior and interior cameras, smoke alarms, and more.

4. Nest
Nest is a large company. They offer a suite of self-named smart home devices such as a thermostat, security cameras, video doorbells, and more. All devices work with a mobile app to allow users to manage the devices remotely.

5. Nembus
Nembus appears to be working on their product and their website. The site exists but displays a message saying product information will be available soon.

6. Navetas Energy Management
The provided website leads to a page regard the Loop Energy Saver. There is no mention of Navetas anywhere on the site. We checked for social media and found that Nevetas has a LinkedIn with the same homepage as provided in the spreadsheet, but there is no mention of the Loop Energy Saver or any indication that Navetas created it. We are unsure of what happened with this company, they could have been acquired or merged into another company, or simply changed their name, but we were unable to verify what happened.

7. Nanoleaf - Rhythm Light Panels
Nanoleaf is a startup company. They offer smart light panels that are embedded with audio reactive technology. Panels can be programmed for light shows, or to be certain colors at certain times, and they also react with light and color to any genre of music being played in the area.

8. My Sweet Digital Home
My Sweet Digital Home does have an active website, but it is very basic, and no translator that we could find was able to decipher the text, so we are unable to verify what the company offers.

9. MyStrom - Smart Home 2.0
MyStome is a startup company. They offer smart light bulbs and plugs that communicate with and can be operated via mobile app. The devices also collect energy data and change settings to automatically save energy.

10. MyFox - Somfy Protect
MyFox has merged with Somfy and taken their name, and together they have created the Somfy Protect security system. The security system has interior and exterior cameras, door sensors, alarms, and more. Everything in the system is operated via mobile app.

In conclusion, a much more detailed analysis of each device has been entered into rows 132-141 of this spreadsheet.
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Smart Homes: Rows 142 - 151

Our research discovered that two of the ten companies profiled in this report no longer exist: Multi Networks and Lumos Automations. Of the remaining eight companies profiled in rows 142-151, only MedMinder directly markets to customers with disabilities. Four of the companies profiled are large companies (My Alarm Center, Muzzley, MindHelix and MedMinder); three are startups (Musaic, Moodnode, and Minut); and the company status of one could not be determined from available data (Multidomo). All relevant sources are cited in the provided spreadsheet.

STARTUP/LARGE COMPANY METHODOLOGY

The categorization of startup versus large company was determined based on the following elements: revenue, year of founding, and date of last funding round.

'Large company' was determined as follows:
- A company with significant revenue and a founding date more than 5 years previous.
- A company with significant revenue and a founding date within the past 5 years was considered a large company if the most recent funding date was more than two years previous.
- 'Significant revenue' was defined as any amount over $1 million annual revenue.

'Startup' was determined as follows:
- A company with comprehensive product information but no revenue information available, independent of other factors.
- A company with a founding date within in the past two years, independent of funding round information, and which has not issued an IPO or had an acquisition exit.
- A company whose website clearly indicates that the product is in beta phase, pre-order phase, or is 'coming soon.'

DISABILITY APPLICATIONS

Only MedMinder indicates the products target use for consumers with disabilities directly on is website. Third-party media search for the remaining 7 relevant companies did not discover any mention of disability applications.

MULTIDOMO, Multi Networks, & Lumos Automation

The entries for row 146 (MultiNetworks) and row 151 (Lumos Automation) have been left blank in all relevant columns (J-Q). The entry for row 145 (Multidomo) notes the company status as 'unavailable,' for reasons outlined below.

MULTIDOMO
Our research discovered that, as of 3/22/18, the Multidomo website is not currently functioning, and the available cached page did not offer any use or relevant information. There were no available Owler or Crunchbase profiles of the company, and the most recent available media coverage of the company itself is from 2008 (ex: here). We did discover a LinkedIn page for the company, which lists its product Multidomo Controller. Research specific to the product generated third-party reviews (ex: here), one of which includes information about a second product (Multidomo Metering), but information about its revenue or funding is not available to help determine the status of the company. Additionally, product details were derived from the 2008 product sheet, which is both old and written in Spanish. It is possible that the specs and capabilities have been upgraded since, but there are no more recent sources available to confirm this.

MULTINETWORKS
Research of the provided website indicates that the website no longer exists. This suggests that the company also does not exist, at least not under this name. Additionally, there are no third-party information profiles available on this company.

LUMOS AUTOMATION
Research of the provided website indicates that the website no longer exists, and the company's Crunchbase profile indicates the company operating status to be 'closed.' While deeper research did discover a company named Lumos Building Automation, that company logo and described services are different from those of Lumos Automation as provided in the spreadsheet, and there is no available Crunchbase or Owler profile for this company. Both companies are/were located in Ahmedabad, India; but it is unclear if Lumos Automation has simply changed orientation, logos and services, or if they are two independent companies. Due to this lack of clarity, we have not populated the spreadsheet row for Lumos Automation with information from Lumos Building Automation.
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Smart Homes: Rows 152 - 161

Smart home devices such as LumenCache, Luma Home, Lully, Lono, Lockitron, LiveWatch Security, Lively, LiteTouch, Litehouse, and Linq use capabilities such as sensors and smart components. These smart devices can link to typical household devices and can usually be controlled remotely via smartphones. Applications of these smart products include remotely manipulating various home installations, appliances, fixtures, as well as monitoring older adults’ movement and helping children sleep. These devices can be used in all the areas of the smart home where typical home devices are needed. No data available on whether the companies are promoting their products for disabled people. All the available information above are all indicated in the linked spreadsheet in rows 152 to 161.
Note that some of these smart devices companies don’t have an operating official website yet as almost all of them are just starting up. I just found alternative sites that can give information about their products. Note that the usage steps, capabilities, and smart home usage locations for most of the devices are not directly stated in the websites so I have to triangulate the answer based on typical IoT smart home technology features.

LUMEN CACHE

LumenCache is a smart home product developed by LumenCache that links electricity sources and components together using structured wiring and Internet of Things (IoT) elements. It uses electrical and lighting sensors. Users can remotely operate electrical components via smartphones. They just need to do a one-time setup of the parameters and wiring needed then the system will run based on set time and other settings. Specific smart home location use is not specifically indicated but just based on usual electric components' usage, LumenCache's products can be used in all areas of a typical house like in the bedroom bathroom, kitchen, play area, living room, garage, garden areas, attic, and other home areas where electricity and lights are usually needed. No data on whether the company is directly marketing their products to persons with disabilities.

LUMA HOME

Luma Home has created LumaWifi, a smart home device that can be connected to smartphones and virtual assistants like Alexa to help in enhancing and controlling home WiFi. Through WiFi remote access sensors, the device can control WiFi applications via smartphones and smart devices. Home usage locations are not indicated in the websites but just based on the normal areas where WiFi is being used, LumaWiFi can be used in home offices, bedrooms, living rooms, and other rooms where there is a need for a WiFi access. There are no available data on whether they promote their products for use by disabled people.

LULLY

Lully has developed the Sleep Guardian which can be used with the Lully app to help prevent night terrors in children. The device produces vibrations which can be monitored or controlled via smartphones. Parents can set up the Sleep Guardian device to vibrate manually or automatically to calm their child while sleeping. The product can be placed in bedrooms, nurseries, or in areas where kids sleep. No mention in the websites if their product is being marketed for disabled people.

LONO

Lono, a startup company, produces Lono smart devices and the related app. Lono devices and app offer connected smart outdoor devices such as WiFi-enabled sprinkler controller, soil moisture sensor, and an outdoor smart plug. Sensors and controllers are the capabilities being used by the device. Users can set up and control Lono devices via a smartphone app. Lono’s smart devices can be used in outdoor areas like lawns and gardens. No data found on whether their products are being marketed for people with disabilities.

LOCKITRON

Lockitron offers Lockitron Sense and Bolt by Lockitron with Bridge. Lockitron products offer locks that can be controlled remotely via smartphones using the Lockitron App. Remote locking sensors, proximity locking, sensor notifications are the capabilities being used to deliver the benefits. Users can install the Lockitron app on their phones which can then enable them to control their door locking mechanisms. Home usage locations include all rooms with doors that need to be locked such as living room front doors, kitchen back doors, and others. No information found on whether they are promoting their products for the disabled.

LIVEWATCH SECURITY

LiveWatch Security provides LiveWatch Plug and Protect, a connected home device solution that can enable thermostat, lighting control, and remote lock controls through the LiveWatch app in smartphones. These devices can be placed in areas needing automatic temperature adjustments and where doors need to be locked such as in living rooms, bedrooms, back door in the kitchen and other locations. Livewatch is also not marketing their products for disabled people.

LIVELY

Lively sensors provide activity-tracking sensors especially designed to remotely monitor and share the activities of older adults. Users can install these sensors in common fixtures found in older adults’ homes to monitor activities in various areas that they frequent around the house. Information on these activities can then be shared to remotely-located family members. There were no available statements in the websites on whether the company is marketing their products to people with disabilities.

LITETOUCH

LiteTouch is a company that has been in existence for more than three decades already and is now specializing in providing home lighting control solutions using sensors. Users can install and launch the Litetouch app to control smart devices that are installed in areas of the house where these are usually found. No indications in any sites on whether they are promoting their products for disabled people.

LITEHOUSE

Litehouse provides a web-based platform that allows users to use their voice to control connected devices in their homes through sensors. Users can install and launch the Litehouse app to control smart devices that can be found in various locations around the house where these are used.

LINQ

Linq has developed SmartVent, a smart device equipped with sensors that links with a hub which can then communicate with thermostats or with smart home assistants like Nest to better manage energy usage. The device can be used with heating and cooling appliances found in areas around the house that needing temperature adjustments. No information as well on whether Linq market their products for disabled people.
All the available information above are all summarized in the linked spreadsheet in rows 152 to 161.

CONCLUSION

LumenCache, Luma Home, Lully, Lono, Lockitron, LiveWatch Security, Lively, LiteTouch, Litehouse, and Linq are smart home devices that are being used to remotely control various home devices functionalities through sensors and other capabilities. These devices are usually controlled by the users via smartphones through installed apps. Typical locations where these smart products are used include the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and other areas where these home devices are usually found. All the companies included in this research did not directly mention any specific promotion for disabled people.

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Smart Homes: Rows 162 - 171

Data for the companies LinkBee, LightSaavy, LIFX, LifeSmart, LifeShield Security, Lifedomus, Leeo, Latch, Lantiq, and Lagotek were provided in this spreadsheet.

Roadblocks

Some companies were closed or no longer in business, such as Lagotek, while others did not have a functioning website and didn't have any available information related to their company or product. An attempt was made to find more information on related third-party articles to no avail. There is no evidence that information for LinkBee and LightSaavy is available in the public domain. Another company, Lantiq, was acquired by Intel in 2015, and its website now redirects to the Intel website. Information on Lantiq's original product or company is no longer available.

Most information about the smart home companies was found on the main company website. If the company did not specifically state disability use or cases in which disabled persons could take advantage of the technology, a 'N/A' was placed in columns O and P. In general, if the information was not given nor available by the company or other related, third-party articles, a 'N/A' was placed in the box.

Conclusion

Data for the companies LinkBee, LightSaavy, LIFX, LifeSmart, LifeShield Security, Lifedomus, Leeo, Latch, Lantiq, and Lagotek were provided in this spreadsheet. Some companies were either no longer in business or did not have functioning websites (or third-party articles) that could provide information about the company or its products. Many of the products offered, such as those by LIFX, LifeSmart, and LEEO, could be used in any location with WiFi access.
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Smart Homes: Rows 172 - 181

Data for the companies Kuvee, KRDA, Kraus Hi-Tech Hospitality, Koubachi, Kiwi.ki, Kitu Systems, Kibbi, Keen Home, Keecker, and Kancy were provided in this spreadsheet.

Kuvee is shutting down March 2018, while KRDA's website is no longer available. No other articles could provide the current status of KRDA, and it may be possible that KRDA is no longer in business. Koubachi was acquired by Husqvarna Group and the GARDENA smart system.

Methodology

Most information was found on the main company website. If not on the company website, I searched for related third-party articles on the company.

Foreign websites, such as Keeker.com, were translated via Google Translate if an English version of their site was not available.

If a product had potential disability applications, related information was provided in column O. However, if the company did not specifically state disability use or cases in which disabled persons could take advantage of the technology, then a 'N/A' was placed in column P. In general, if the information was not given by the company nor other related, third-party articles, then a 'N/A' was placed in the box.

Conclusion

Many Smart Home companies, such as Koubachi, Kiwi.ki, and Keen Home, provide smartphone apps to control their technology. A few companies, i.e. Kuvee and KRDA, may no longer be in business. Data for the Smart Home technology companies Kuvee, KRDA, Kraus Hi-Tech Hospitality, Koubachi, Kiwi.ki, Kitu Systems, Kibbi, Keen Home, Keecker, and Kancy were provided in this spreadsheet.
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Smart Homes: Rows 182 - 191

On the attached spreadsheet rows 182-191, columns J-R, I have presented details regarding the requested companies and their smart home devices. All companies’ statuses were determined by examining the year of founding, funding rounds and current funding stage. Unfortunately, I did not find any of the companies in rows 182-191 marketing their products to people with disabilities. In this regard, I have entered N/A as directed by the research criteria.

Below is a brief overview of the findings on the spreadsheet.

SOUND TABLE

The Sound Table is an elegantly designed table with Bluetooth speakers and wireless internet capabilities. It features a USB port and its application offers weather notifications.

JUNE

June is termed on their website as the world’s only intelligent convection oven that makes cooking faster, easier, and tastier. It features the C6 convection technology i.e., carbon fiber heating elements that preheat three times faster and maintain uniform temperature throughout the cooking.

JUICERO

Juicero press was an internet connected juice-pressing machine that squeezed out all the juice from fresh fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, it closed doors on September 1, 2017, and pledged it will refund customers for the next 90 days.

JIBO

Jibo enjoys praise as the first social robot for the smart home who looks, listens and learns. Jibo can take pictures on your behalf, turn on the lights, and play some music, among many other things. The robot relies on AI and can learn and recognize up to 16 people.

IVEE VOICE

Ivee Voice is a voice-controlled device that is completely open, thus, can interact and connect with anything. It has diverse functionalities once integrated with your connected-devices. For instance, it can order an Uber for you; tell you what time it is in Canberra, etc.

IRULE

iRule is an IOS and Android application that can be turned into a versatile remote controller to help you monitor and control your audio/video devices, lights, shades, etc.

IOTRANIC

Iotranic develops a wide range of internet of things devices for the Indian market. The company uses various smart solutions and produces products such as Onparking to help you book your parking slot on the go, Milkmug for the milk automation industry, gurubot — a smart teaching bot, SaveMom, a wearable digital health echo system for pregnant women and many more.

IOTAS

IOTAS is the smart home experience exclusive for renters. The company has partnerships with many players in smart home building and offers a wide range of integrations with key players such as Amazon Echo, August, Nest, Honeywell, etc.

IOTA LABS

The Iota Labs IoT platform provides a comprehensive solution covering end-to-end capabilities for organizations to expedite their IoT journey.

RATTRAP

RATtrap is a plug and play intelligent firewall device that connects directly to your home Wi-Fi router to protect your smart home against malware and hackers. It offers enterprise level security to your connected devices.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, you can find comprehensive analyses of the above companies on this spreadsheet, rows 182 – 191.
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Smart Homes: Rows 192 - 201

The products listed in rows 192 to 201 of the attached spreadsheet are from the following companies:

Row 192: Invixium
Row 193: Intuit Things
Row 194: Inrom
Row 195: inPlug
Row 196: Innit
Row 197: INNCOM International (acquired by Honeywell)
Row 198: Independa
Row 199: IglooHomes
Row 200: IFTTT
Row 201: iDevices

The smart home products offered by these companies generally include items that bring together automated devices within a smart home, so that they can be controlled from a single device. This information was determined by examining the company websites for each business listed, and then utilizing other articles and resources to fill in any missing pieces. The only company that did not have any available information was Inrom (row 194). After attempting to search their website, there were no web pages or content on the site at all. Further research showed that the most recent data for Inrom was an article from 2009 and a product guide from 2010. Due to the lack of more recent information, it has been concluded that this company is no longer in service, and as a result, the row for this company on the spreadsheet has been filled in with "N/A." Below you will find a brief overview of the remaining companies from rows 192-201 on the attached spreadsheet and their smart home offerings.

Invixium — TOUCH 2

The TOUCH 2 device produced by startup company Invixium is a face-detection device that also contains a fingerprint scanner, camera, and intercom connection for multi-tired authentication levels. This device can also utilize PIN codes and smart cards, and can be placed at any door or entrance (both inside an out) to manage access to certain areas. There are no disability applications currently associated with this device.

Intuit Things — NUOS Automation System

The NUOS Automation System is produced by startup company Intuit Things. This system combines the use of other smart products such as sensors, cameras, energy-monitoring devices, etc. for ultimate control. The NUOS system can set personal schedules and adjust to preferences based on time, location, and other factors, and can also prove useful for elderly or seniors who spend a lot of their time at home. This system can assist elderly in locking/unlocking doors, opening and closing curtains, changing the thermostat, and other simple duties around the house that may be difficult for them to complete.

inPlug — Hard Candy

Startup company inPlug created Hard Candy in 2014 as a smart socket device that worked by turning appliances on and off. In 2015, the company increased the device capability so that it could also control lights, timers, and be voice activated. There are no current disability features associated with this device.

Innit — Innit Mobile App

The Innit mobile app is primarily used in the kitchens of smart homes. Produced by Innit, a startup company, the app assists users to creating personalized diet plans and shopping lists, as well as guiding users in preparing dishes. The app can control certain smart appliances in the kitchen to further ensure a quality meal is produced. There aren't any disability features for this application at the moment.

INNCOMM International (Honeywell) — Honeywell E527 Smart Digital Thermostat

INCOMM International was acquired by Honeywell, a large company. The Honeywell E527 Smart Digital Thermostat is used for individual rooms and can control smart devices in a room such as fans, heat pumps, air conditioners, and HVAC systems. Although there are no disability features for this device, the smart thermostat can run on schedules and signal other nearby thermostats to mimic it's behavior.

Independa — IndependaTVe

IndependaTVe is produced by a startup company called Independa. The smart TV system works by joining a smart TV, home internet/WiFi connection, and a special remote that allows users to set reminders, call/message/video chat, and share photos from a single smart TV device. This system is especially useful for caregivers and independent seniors, as it allows caregivers to video chat and check in on loved ones or patients from afar, and also allows independent seniors to maintain a constant line of communication with others.

IglooHome — Smart Mortise Lock

IglooHome — a startup company — produces the Smart Mortise Lock, which introduces smart keyless entry to a household. The lock can be used with a PIN code, Bluetooth keys, physical key cards, and temporary app-enabled access codes. This system does not have any disability factors associated with it at the moment.

IFTTT — intelligent HOME

The intelligent HOME system produced by startup company IFTTT is one that brings together sensors, cameras, and other smart technologies so that they may be controlled remotely from a mobile device. The intelligent HOME system can sync with other smart home devices, and is considered to be a helpful tool for watching over the elderly.

iDevicesiDevices System

The iDevices system produced by startup company iDevices is also one that combines the use of smart programs and products so that they may be operated through a single mobile app. iDevices specifically ensures cohesion between Apple HomeKit-enabled products, Google-assistant products, and Alexa-enabled products, although other WiFi-enabled smart products are compatible with the system, as well. There are no disability factors currently associated with this system.

Conclusion

For more information on these devices, please view the content in rows 192-201 of the attached spreadsheet. Keep in mind that Inrom (row 194) did not have any information available and appears to have shut down. As a result, the row for this company has been filled in with "N/A," aside from a brief statement of this fact in column K and the sources that led to this conclusion in column R.
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Smart Homes: Rows 202 - 211


Methodology

Most information was found on the main company website. If not located on the company website, I searched for related third-party articles via news portals and venture capital writings.
Foreign websites, such as the site for Home & Smart, were translated via Google Translate if an English version of their site was not available.
If the company did not specifically state disability use or cases in which disabled persons could take advantage of the technology, then an 'N/A' was placed in columns O and P.

In general, if the information was not given by the company or found in third-party articles, then an 'N/A' was placed in the box.

Unfortunately, information for some companies could not be obtained due to the following reasons:

HugEnergy closed in 2010 and is no longer in business. The website has been taken down and no further information on the company or its products are available. The Huff Automation website is no longer available as well, and the company does not exist in crunchbase.com.

HOMMA had website technical difficulties, as there are no other pages besides the landing page, and the landing page does not have any product information. This information was lacking in other third-party sources as well.

Some companies, such as Icontrol Networks and Home Automation Inc., had limited information after their acquisitions, due to their website no longer being available and their products intermingling with the products of the companies that acquired them.

Conclusion

Smart home companies such as id8 Group R2 Studios, Icontrol Networks, HugEnergy, Huff Automation, HOMMA, Home Automation Inc., Home & Smart, Hiku Labs, HID Laboratories, and HEMS Technology provide several smart home devices for use in remote automation IoT functions. The data for these companies were provided in this spreadsheet. Some companies, such as HugEnergy, were either out of business, had no functioning website, and/or had no available third-party information on the company and its products.
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Smart Homes: Rows 212 - 221

The products listed in rows 212-221 of the attached spreadsheet are from the following companies:

Row 212: Hello
Row 214: HavenLock
Row 215: Hands Company
Row 216: Halo Home (renamed Haiven Home)
Row 217: Grove
Row 218: Grounded Power (bought by Tendril in 2010)
Row 219: Green Marbles
Row 221: Good Night Lamps

The smart home products offered by these companies include smarter home security technologies, automated hydroponics and dish washing systems, and smart utility-management devices. Many of the offerings also function in conjunction with a mobile app that permits users the ability to view content from their devices or to manage the operations of a smart home product. There currently are not any disability applications associated with any of the smart home products in this range. An overview of the products offered by the companies in rows 212-221 is found in the attached spreadsheet.

Methodology

To determine the necessary information to complete columns J-R for the companies listed in rows 232-241 of the attached spreadsheet, the company websites were first utilized for all relevant information. From there, additional sources and articles were located to support whether or not each company was a startup, as well as product-specific information. For Hello (row 212), the company website no longer exists. An article from June 12, 2017 stated that Hello was shutting down, but during their operation they were a startup businesses. For Hands Company (row 215), the company website also is not funtional. In order to confirm that this business has shut down, the LinkedIn page was examined, as well as Crunchbase for any information on funding. From these sources, it was determined that Hands Company began as a startup in 2012, but has not received funding since 2013. Due to the lack of available information, a brief explanation has been provided in column K for these companies on the spreadsheet, and the remaining cells were filled in with "N/A." Sources for both Hello and Hands Company are listed in column R as proof that these businesses are no longer producing smart home products.

Heatworks Technologies — Tetra

The Tetra dishwasher, produced by startup company Heatworks Technologies, is a compact countertop dishwasher that can wash two entire placesettings with half of a gallon of water in 10 minutes. This device simply plugs into the wall, is loaded just like a full-size dishwasher, and then water and detergent are manually added. Tetra can also be used to steam food and operates the same way as if washing dishes, but minus the detergent.

HavenLock — HaveN Lockdown

The Haven Lockdown device, produced by startup company HavenLock, is a permanently installed device that is placed at the top of a door. This lock contains motion and force sensors that, if enacted, will cause the lock to automatically lock the door. This lock uses military-grade materials and government level encryption, but can easily be controlled through a smartphone app, a key, a simple pull cord or a hand lever on top of the lock.

Halo Home (Haiven Home) — Cameras

The cameras (Classic or Vantage) produced by startup company Haiven Home are synced with a mobile app that allows owners to carry out two-way talking through the camera while receiving live video feeds. Within the mobile app, users have direct lines to the police and can also set off alarms from the camera. No special technology is required to use the cameras, just access to an outlet and a synced mobile application.

Grove — Grove Growing System

The Grove Growing System, produced by startup company Grove, is an automated indoor hydroponics pod system. The pods must be professionally installed, but once activated, they can be synced with a mobile app that permits manual changes of growing conditions. Depending on the plants that will be grown in a pod, specialized soil can be ordered from Grove to support healthy plant growth from the time of planting to harvesting.

GroundedPower — Dropcam Pro Wi-fi

GroundedPower was acquired by Tendril in 2010, but was originally a startup company. GroundedPower does not create or produce its own smart home or automated products, but rather promotes and endorses the products made by other businesses. The Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi camera that GroundedPower endorses provides a live video feed through a synced mobile app, as well as two-way talking, photos, and the ability to record and save content to the Cloud. To use this camera, only an outlet and smartphone to download the mobile app are necessary.

Green Marbles — Home Automation: Locks

Green Marbles is a large company that produces a variety of smart home products. Specifically, the company produces automated door locks that can be controlled through a mobile app. These locks must be professionally installed, after which, they can be locked or unlocked, and temporary access codes can be created for momentary home access. Every time a door is opened a notification is sent to the mobile app and the locks can be controlled from anywhere at any time through the app.

Green Energy Options — Cosy

There are four different Cosy devices produced by startup company Green Energy Options: Cosy Single Zone, Cosy Hot Water Control, Cosy Twin Zone, and the Cosy Thermostat Display. In general, each device operates in the same way. After being professionally installed and joined with the in-house thermostat, the wireless Cosy device can be used to automate house temperatures. Different users can create different schedules that they prefer the temperature to follow and the device can also be controlled through a mobile app.

Good Night Lamp — Big Lamp + Little Lamps

The lamps produced by startup company Good Night Lamp include a single Big Lamp and as many Small Lamps as a consumer prefers. All that is required for these devices to operate is a connection to a mobile network. From the start, Little Lamps must first be synced with a single Big Lamp. After connected, Little Lamps can be placed anywhere in the world, so long as they have access to a mobile carrier line. Once the Big Lamp has been turned on, all of its connected Little Lamps will also turn on. This product acts as a line of communication from afar.

Conclusion

For greater details on these companies and devices, please view the content in rows 212-221 of the attached spreadsheet. Keep in mind that Hello (row 212) and Hands Company (row 215) are no longer operating, and thus, do not have any viable information to complete the spreadsheet with. However, the sources used to come to this conclusion are listed in column R for each of these companies.
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Smart Homes: Rows 222 - 231

Details regarding the requested companies and their smart home devices have been added into rows 222-231 of this spreadsheet. Below you will find a brief list of the devices we found for each company.

Devices

1. Glue Home
Glue Home is a startup company. They offer a smart lock with no code or key, instead users use their smartphone to remotely unlock the door or even send digital keys to friends and family.

2. GeoZilla
GeoZilla is a startup company. They have a series of mobile app powered tracking and monitoring systems that use GPS to track your family members, cars, and pets to ensure they are safe. It also includes an emergency alert system.

3. Futurehome
Futurehome is a startup company. They offer a customizable suite of smart home devices that monitor things like temperature control, lighting, security, and more.

4. FutureDash Corp.
It appears that FutureDash is no longer in business. Their website is expired and we were unable to locate any other information that would indicate they are still in operation.

5. Fort Knox Home Security
Fort Knox Home Security is a startup company. They offer various home security options that range from affordable to high end, and all can be monitored and operated from the user's smart phone. One unique feature that they offer is geo-fencing.

6. Fluent
Fluent Home is a startup company. They offer a smart security system that includes cameras, a video doorbell, emergency alerts, and more. Some devices also offer home control options like thermostat adjustment via mobile app.

7. Flo
Flo Technologies is a startup company. They offer a water monitoring system that installs into the water line and uses data analytics to monitor water usage and alert users when the filter needs to be changed.

8. FlipFlic
FlipFlic is a startup company. They offer a device that attaches to existing blinds and turns them into smart blinds. They can be opened and closed via app, and the device is light sensitive and can be set to open or close the blinds based on the light outside.

9. Fenotek
Fenotek is a startup company. They offer a combination smart lock and video doorbell system for exterior doors. Doors can be remotely locked or unlocked to enter the home or let friends and family in without needing to be there.

10. eVida
eVida is a startup company. They offer a mobile app that integrates the functions of compatible smart devices and enables the user to control all of their devices from one app on their phone.

In conclusion, a much more detailed analysis of each device has been entered into rows 222-231 of this spreadsheet.
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