Home Awareness: Delivering Value with Digital Convergence in the Home

The term "convergence" implies unification, but you wouldn’t know it from today's home technology market—a fragmented landscape full of narrow pointsolutions, time-sink gadgetry, entertainment obsession, and software/platform incompatibility. Amid all the noise and clutter, a forthcoming smart-home platform from Eaton finally takes a "pervasive" approach to digital tools in the dwelling. HomeHeartbeatTM enables consumers to add simple, unobtrusive remote monitoring to ordinary household devices and systems. It treats all homeowner concerns—from comfort and convenience to safety and security—as a single problem that can be addressed by a single, scaleable solution. In taking this perspective, Eaton has defined a new market meta-category with vast potential: Home Awareness.

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