The Impact Of The Digital Revolution On The Smart Home Industry

26/09/2018

The Impact Of The Digital Revolution On The Smart Home Industry

“Recent years have seen a rapid increase in the use of home automation technology in the U.S. The digital revolution (especially in the world of IoT) has fueled an exciting new phase with companies in the home automation industry, offering consumers new and improved smart home technologies and giving rise to a totally interconnected, easy-to-control environment termed the “smart home.” These devices offer consumers remote control monitoring of common household devices and improved utility savings.

Research from Statista predicts that by the end of 2018, more than 45 million smart home devices will be installed in U.S. homes, making the average revenue per home around $490. This is an annual growth rate for the home automation industry of 22% year over year to nearly $20 billion in the U.S.

This growth is attributed to a number of factors, including the continuing rise in energy costs, decreasing cost of smart home technologies, current government policies and incentives regarding energy consumption, and increasing customer awareness of the impact of their consumptive activities on the environment. Statistics show that, currently, only 12-16% of U.S. homes own smart devices, leaving entire segments of the market untouched, due to the fact that mass adoption has its challenges.” – by Michael Cavvale

Start your smart home journey with PUCK today!

 

PUCK Smart Remote, No Hub Required!

30/08/2018

PUCK Smart Remote, No Hub Required!

Attach PUCK on or near a device that uses an IR remote, download and pair with the free PUCK Remote App for iOS and Android and toss your remotes! Multiple PUCK devices can be paired with the app for use all around the home. The free PUCK app is constantly being updated to make the devices you already have smarter every day.

  • Wireless Bluetooth Low Energy Device
  • Compatible With Over 250,000 Ir Devices
  • Unlimited Number Of PUCK Devices Can Be Paired With App
  • Works With PUCK App For Ios & Android
  • Replaceable Battery Operates Up To 6 Months

 

What excites you the most regarding the future of SmashToast?

23/07/2018

What excites you the most regarding the future of SmashToast?

Barnabas Helmy, CEO of SmashToast: “After three years. When I first started this company, I was told that “smart home” and “IoT” were the buzzwords, believe it or not. And I was told you wanna try and “ride the wave”. And I was like, I am. This is happening. This is going to be a big thing.”

Read the rest of Mr. Helmy’s interview with Retail Bound on SmashToast and its flagship product, PUCK, by clicking here: Hardware to Retail: Interview with SmashToast

9/07/2018

Do you know the story of how PUCK was invented? Hear it from SmashToast’s very own CEO and Founder, Barnabas Helmy:
 
“Well, I was sitting on the sofa watching TV with my two year old daughter and she was chewing on the Apple TV remote. When I went to change the channel, it no longer worked. This was the 2nd remote that she had chewed on and destroyed.”
 
This incident was only a few short years ago. That is when Mr. Helmy retreated to his basement workshop where he tinkered, experimented and then, eventually he came up with the idea for the PUCK – now being sold all over the world!
 

PUCK – The Affordable Smart Home

18/06/2018

PUCK – The Affordable Smart Home

With PUCK, you too can enjoy the smart home experience without spending thousands of dollars to automate. We’ve made the smart home affordable, easy, and fun! Expand your digital footprint while simplifying your life and tossing your remotes. Get yours today at PUCK!

 

SmashToast: The End of Remotes

11/06/2018

SmashToast: The End of Remotes

Remote controls are one of the modern inventions of our time that have gotten more and more unwieldy as the years go by. They’re easy to break or misplace, and often times have convoluted controls. PUCK is a new invention by the software developer SmashToast, that seeks to put an end to remotes by utilizing mobile technology.

“How it works is you stick to the PUCK to a receiver in your home, like your television,” explained Barnabas Helmy, the CEO and co-founder of SmashToast. “You then connect it to your phone using Bluetooth, and you have all the options of a remote on your phone.” The product presents the option to bookmark channels, as well as control multiple devices from just your phone. “It works for anything that you can control with an infra-red remote.”

Save time and frustration with PUCK

4/06/2018

Save time and frustration with PUCK

Save your loved ones time and frustration by helping them -PUCK it – and toss the remote in 3 easy steps.

1 ) Attach PUCK on or near a device that uses an Infrared remote!

2) Download and pair with the free PUCK Remote App for iOS and Android!

3) Toss your remotes!

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A recent Amazon review – and a PUCK special!

17/05/2018

A recent Amazon review – and a PUCK special!

A recent Amazon review:

“Pretty handy to have available, glad I purchased. Nice to be able to turn on and off from others parts of the house should you forget. If they had a better price on a two or three pack I would definitely purchase more.”

We have listened and are running a limited time special: PUCK!!!

Barnabas Helmy – “Innovator of the Year” at the UIS * iSPI * SIU Illinois Capital Innovation Awards

3/05/2018

Barnabas Helmy – “Innovator of the Year” at the UIS * iSPI * SIU Illinois Capital Innovation Awards

We are proud to announce that SmashToast CEO, Barnabas Helmy of Springfield, and creator of The PUCK, was honored with an “Innovator of the Year” award at the UIS * iSPI * SIU Illinois Capital Innovation Awards. Congratulations, Barnabas!

PUCK knows how to control more than 220,000 other devices

30/04/2018

PUCK knows how to control more than 220,000 other devices

PUCK knows how to control more than 220,000 other devices, and it can learn new infrared codes for devices it hasn’t already met. One PUCK can control multiple devices, allowing users to “toss those remotes.” Get yours today by visiting www.getpuck.com! 

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