May 4, 2015
A major set back has materialized regarding the integration of our ‘Smart Walls’, as the coordinators are not in agreement with us over a number of logistic differences; specifically, the following:
- Wall deminisons (width and height)
- Bearing wall section comprises the location of our central unit, as the civil engineers state that this is where the studs must be placed
- Outside walls are in conflict with the cable placements
- We currently are working on a strategy that would be beneficial for all parties concerned.
April 15, 2015
The Taubs and staff were invited to witness the planning of the ‘most technology advanced house’ in the world. It is being sponsored by a major industrialist and located in Indiana, at a location we were contracted not to give out. They are looking to partner with us regarding our innovations on our Smart Homes.
There was much discussion over the two days we were there. Not all of it both sides were in agreement with; however, we do believe that we will be coming into a compromise with the developers and we look forward to working with them in the future.
November 1, 2014
Consistent with our philosophy of moving technological products to the 21st century, we have embarked on an initiative called Systematic Movement of Art and Technology or SMART.
Specifically, SMART is an R&D project where computer engineers team up with architects to develop intelligent buildings for the 21st century. This goes beyond some of the technologies that currently exist now in smart houses.
Jay Taub is overseeing this project and has as made considerable progess with architectural and civil engineering firms who have a vested interest in the projecct. Jay’s employment staff consist of computer programmers, database specialists and IT/Networking personnel.
Criteria that will be researched are the following:
- Inspection system that will sound an alert if there are electrical, heating, plumbing or structural needs for repair.
- Home security, controlled by a central computer that will monitor for unauthorized movement in and outside of the house, fire and carbon monoxide protection and call emergency services if necessary.
- Prepare foods and drinks using robotic technology via voice commands.
- SMART can be programmed for any number of tasks; such as preparing breakfast ready on the table at a designated time for the owner.
- Voice activated receptacles networked to servers that will act on audio commands, similar to the voice activated systems in cars. Examples are:
- Wake me at …
- Call Doris
- Play jazz
- Turn on living room lights
- Record Walking Dead on DVR
- Enable Netflix for watching Dexter on Den TV in 10 minutes
- Dictate to my laptop (text) Start my car Call 911
- Automatic room and wall changes that would transform the décor of the house; such as, a room or house that is designed as art deco can change to modern décor on command.
SMART will be programmed with artificial intelligence so that it will learn additional tasks preferred by the owner.
The houses will also be environmentally friendly using the latest green features available.
In summary, the SMART project will be designed to utilize all the latest technologies available today and learn to grow as technology advances.