People Power brings bots and A.I. to home security systems

Ever since smart thermostat maker Nest burst onto the scene with its unique combination of beautiful design and A.I.-powered automation, there has been increasing attention about how A.I. can be applied to the so-called smart home. The fact that Google acquired Nest and then, by all accounts, proceeded to screw up the opportunity that Nest created, doesn’t in any way lessen the importance and opportunity that smart homes creates.

So it was interesting to hear of another play, this time a combined software and hardware one.

People Power is a white-label home security solution from the eponymously named company. The company itself has been around since 2009 and focuses on mobile and cloud technologies. Recently that has changed somewhat into more of an IoT focus, with People Power launching an IoT suite designed to help developers rapidly create IoT device and application connections.

This new play, which is really more of a shifting of focus with the existing platform, is aimed at giving service providers, telcos and manufacturers the ability to rapidly deploy new smart home products and services. The platform includes bot functionality that is aimed at automating many home security tasks. The bots listen to and understand the data streams from the various hardware and software inputs connected to People Power, and proactively deliver (hopefully!) intelligent outcomes.

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