March 29, 2012 Home Security or DIY Big Brother?

Richard MacManus, Read Write Web


There were only about 15 people at the Smart Homes Meetup at SXSW, which took place in a meeting room at the Hilton Austin. Ironically, the air conditioning didn't seem to be working. Not much smart technology in this room, I thought, mopping my brow and pouring myself a glass of iced water. But as I began working my way around the room, I discovered plenty of human smarts among the handful of Smart Home companies in attendance. I also found out that many of these startups are focused on home security. Turns out that's where a lot of the initial commercial activity is happening around the Internet of Things - where real world objects are connected to the Internet.

Adam Beguelin was one of the smart startup founders I met. He already has a successful track record in Web...

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