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January 06, 2015 09:15 ET

Keen Home Unveils Connected Smart Vent at CES 2015

Keen Home's Smart Vent Featured Alongside Partners: iControl OpenHome, Lowe's Home Improvement Centers, Refinery29's Apartment of the Future and Samsung's SmartThings

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2015) - Keen Home, the startup turning core home functions into intelligent and self-maintained devices, will launch its first product for the connected home at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Keen Home's Smart Vent, launching in Summer 2015, will be part of iControl OpenHome, Lowe's Home Improvement Centers, Refinery29's Apartment of the Future and Samsung's SmartThings initiatives at CES, from January 6 - 9, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.

"We have a top-notch roster of partners with whom we'll be collaborating at CES 2015," says Nayeem Hussain, co-founder, Keen Home. "We see the value of the connected home being driven first and foremost by leveraging tech to solve real pain points for the consumer. Keen Home is driving innovation by building devices to help your home take care of you. We've synced with some of the major players in the space to make sure consumers can adopt a truly seamless experience between their smart devices and their lifestyle."

At CES, Keen Home's Smart Vent will be exhibited at:

  • Keen Home's booth, Eureka Park, booth #75284 in the Sands Expo Hall
  • Lowe's Smart Home, booth #70632 in the Sands Expo Hall
  • Refinery29's Apartment of the Future at the Wynn Las Vegas
  • iControl OpenHome suite at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
  • Samsung's SmartThings Smart Home display

"Our Smart Vent is designed to increase comfort, empowering users to customize the airflow to different rooms, while helping to lower home energy bills," said co-founder Ryan Fant. "Heating and cooling, which represents half of the energy costs of the average American household, can be more efficiently managed with the Keen Home Smart Vent system. In addition to the Smart Vent, we are developing a pipeline of products that will wake up sleepy systems in the home."

Smart Vent Key features include:

  • Patent pending louver system opens and closes automatically in response to specific details about a user's home, lifestyle, and smartphone inputs
  • Contains temperature and pressure sensors to intelligently monitor and recirculate air throughout the home
  • Cools and heats a home, offering comfort customization and lower energy bills
  • Do-it-yourself installation and 5-minute setup
  • Sustains operation on four included AA batteries
  • Integrates with connected home platforms and protocols via 802.15.4 radio
  • Customizes the look of your Smart Vent with interchangeable vent faceplates

Keen Home and the Smart Vent grew out of NYU's Stern School of Business, TechCrunch Disrupt, and R/GA + Techstars. Keen Home is a contributing member of the Thread Group, working to make connectivity in the smart home easier. Keen Home's Smart Vent will be available at Lowe's and online beginning Summer 2015.

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