2020 Dealerscope !MPACT Awards: Smart Home
Dealerscope’s annual !MPACT Awards program is designed to recognize those elite products in the consumer electronics industry that are innovative, leading sales on the show floor, and driving consumers into stores.
Instead of deciding solely amongst ourselves which products are worthy of recognition, Dealerscope puts the power in the hands of our audience. Our staff did pick a couple of “editors’ choice” awards that stand out to us. But we really wanted everyone in the industry—manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and even consumers—to have a say in the matter—from nominating these products to, ultimately, voting on and picking our winners.
It’s with that in mind that we proudly present the Dealerscope 2020 !MPACT Awards in the Smart Home category.
RoomMe Starter Kit
The next generation of the smart home is possible with RoomMe by Intellithings: the first smart home Personal Location Sensor (PLS) that leverages patented presence-sensing technology (PST) to make room-to-room, person-specific smart home automations a reality. RoomMe is not a replacement for your smart home system; instead, it exists as an additional layer over your already installed smart home devices. By identifying the individual in the room using the unique Bluetooth signature of a matched smartphone, RoomMe adds a layer of intelligence that is lacking in smart home devices: the ability to sense who is and isn't in each room to trigger personalized smart home scenes for lighting, music, comfort, and lifestyle simplicity.
Smart Lighting for Apple HomeKit
The Legrand Home Smart Lighting for Apple HomeKit smart switches, dimmers, and plug-ins connect to a home's WiFi network without the need for a hub, allowing iOS users to easily and securely control their lighting when at home or away using an iPhone or iPad, as well as via Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. From Legrand's radiant collection, the lighting control solutions add a sleek design element to any room's decor. The devices are simple to install and can be quickly set up to support Apple HomeKit control functions using either the Apple Home or Legrand Home iOS app.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
The Frame 2019
TV when it's on, Art when it's off. The Frame is unlike any other television, transforming the black void left by traditional TVs into an innovative, gallery-like art display. When it's not being used to enjoy TV or movies, The Frame's Art Mode displays digital pieces of artwork; 20 exclusive selections come pre-loaded on The Frame while Samsung's Art Store subscription service provides access to over 1,000 pieces of art and photos.
Easy Wave Open Microwave Drawer Oven
Sharp has now added IoT control capability, via an app, to this product's host of convenience features. Simply wave a hand up and down near the motion sensor and the Microwave Drawer will glide open. Then, with the touch of a button or a gentle nudge, the patented Easy Touch Automatic Drawer System smoothly closes the oven to avoid messy spills. The modern, edge-to-edge, black glass and stainless steel design of this 24-inch Microwave Drawer with bright, LED interior lighting and stylish floor pattern complements any kitchen and pairs beautifully with other stainless steel appliances.
Control4 Smart Home OS3
Control4 Smart Home OS 3 simplifies the use of many connected devices, exceeding expectations for how people live with technology. Control4 OS 3 offers more than a thousand new features and capabilities including fluid, refined, and intuitive interfaces providing one-touch control for favorite devices and scenes, at-a-glance views for security and lighting, one-touch music and video streaming, all in a singular platform.
250 LED Light Strings - Generation II
Twinkly's 250 LED Light Strings (second generation) is ideal for homeowners looking for a customizable home decor experience. The 250 LED Light Strings offer 250 adjustable RGB + W LED lights that are both WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled. The lights require little to no installation, powered by a wall outlet, for indoor or outdoor use. Twinkly's lights can also be connected to smart home assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for easy management and control on a day-to-day basis.
Vantage's modular keypad station combines robust functionality with a sleek, contemporary design that complements any interior. Available with up to five programmable buttons for different scenes, such as "Welcome," "Away," or "Party," the EasyTouch Glass not only allows users to set the lighting in a space, but also to control shades, garage doors, and more.
Viper Connect (model VCM550) is a compact, OBD-II form-factor vehicle telematics module that combines GPS and cellular capabilities with a unique and highly secure Bluetooth solution that also allows it to control vehicle security and remote start functions when paired with Directed's award-winning DS4 vehicle control platform (a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree). Viper Connect can be used as a plug-and-play stand-alone device providing GPS-based features, or added to DS4 systems to provide global range along with GPS functionality.