Cabin John, Maryland - June 11, 2014: When Alex Hawkinson wakes up, his Jawbone Up 24 wearable communicates with the SmartThings hub controlling his house, and starts a series of commands, such as turning on the lights in the kitchen and it starts brewing coffee. The SmartThings utilizes an open platform so developers from third parties, like Jawbone and the connected lightbulbs in his kitchen, made by Philips, can integrate their technology.
Hawkinson, founder and CEO of SmartThings, owns, what might be, the smartest home in America. The suburban Cabin John Maryland home, originally built in 2005, has been retrofitted with over 150 connected devices controlled by a hub and smartphone.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The Wall Street Journal