OpenXchange Breakfast

Featuring a Panel Representing Allegion, IFTTT, Honeywell and SkyBell

Wednesday, June 14 | 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

This interactive panel discussion will shed light on emerging trends in the electronic security industry and disruptive technologies in business operations.

This year, ESX has invited Scott Harkins, Vice President of Honeywell Connected Home; Robert C. Martens, Futurist and Vice President of Strategy & Partnerships at Allegion; Andrew Thomas, Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at SkyBell; and Justin Wong, Vice President of Business Development at IFTTT.

Attendees will have an opportunity to hear fresh new perspectives from the group of panelists, with advice on finding new ways to adapt and evolve in the fast-changing and competitive landscape of the electronic security and life safety industry.

"Enhanced design is something that electronic security and life safety companies should boldly embrace," says Martens. "Enhanced design is the idea of incorporating new technology into the aesthetic and functional design of a project — creating opportunities to make the home safer, more efficient and more convenient."

"So many folks in home security are missing the boat on the smart home wave," says Thomas. "They're often times scared of change, or unaware of why it's compelling to customers. They see it as a threat, instead of an opportunity. It's going to happen regardless, so they should embrace it and benefit from the shift."

Thomas plans to address camera-based monitoring, crime prevention through artificial intelligence and the mentality of dealers and providers who are avoiding the smart home trend.

This panel will be moderated by ESX Chairman George De Marco.
“Connectivity is now just table stakes: it's clear that users expect more from these devices and their apps," says Wong. "It's not enough to have a security system that's connected to the Internet — it needs to use that connection to allow customization, new use cases, and new functionality."


The OpenXchange Breakfast is sponsored by:

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