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2017 TWICE VIP Award Nominations: Outdoor Automation Devices

The SUNFLOWER, inspired by the plant itself, was created to keep users in the shade at all times. Mimicking a sunflower found in nature, the ShadeCraft SUNFLOWER follows the routine rotation of the sun from east to west. Just like the actual sunflower uses the sun to consume energy to generate a meal for itself, the SUNFLOWER tracks the sun and absorbs the sunlight for solar energy to power its multiple features. It was created to not only keep users cool, but with its added features, is also capable of bringing the connected home outdoors. As the world’s first autonomous robotic shading system, the SUNFLOWER was built to carry out ShadeCraft’s mission of connecting people to the smart home ecosystem outdoors. ShadeCraft’s app, SmartShade, acts as a portal for users to gain full control of the robotic shading system. Additional built-in features give the SUNFLOWER the ability to act as a charging station, outdoor light and entertainment system via speakers for music. All functions are powered solely by solar energy. Furthermore, it has a multitude of sensors including cameras capable of storing images, and security data to provide added safety to your surroundings.

Skylink’s ATOMs Garage Door Opener is the first piece of garage hardware compatible with the IFTTT platform and integrated with Alexa Voice Service Technologies. The ATOMs Garage Door Opener boasts a sleek design that eliminates the need for cumbersome wiring, making for an easy install for the consumer. Employing an LCD Wall Console for ultimate convenience, users have no need to climb a ladder for programming. The wireless design of the garage door opener and safety infrared sensors further simplifies the installation process. With wireless devices and easy programming, users can put themselves out of harm’s way during installation while avoiding costly set-up fees. The ATOMs Garage Door Opener features a built-in LED light with a patented backup battery in case of a power failure. Being controlled by a remote, iOS or Android device, users can use a unique passcode protected remote to access their garage. In case the remote is lost or stolen, there is no way to gain access to the home’s largest entry point without knowing the code. With the IFTTT platform, users can seamlessly connect with other devices from numerous manufacturers on the market. Additionally, it allows them to run recipes for functions unrelated to other smart devices, bringing advance functionality to Skylink’s system. With the Alexa Voice Service Technologies integration, users can run commands and the system can learn new skills based on the user’s preferences, including opening and closing the garage door at specific times based on the user’s schedule.

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