Sendal connects your smart devices to create a home that works and adapts with your lifestyle.
The introduction of personal smartphones, tablets, and voice assistants unleashed a deluge of commonplace items in the home becoming internet-connected. Initial acceptance of the new connected gadgets brought the idea of the connected devices to the masses. Recently we have seen a wave of new cloud services for the home, exciting innovations around aging in place, energy conservation, healthy living, etc. In most cases, these new services require proprietary hardware in the home to function as sensors and actuators. Both domains fall short of delivering solutions for the mass-market by failing to provide a meaningful value exchange.
Consumer surveys identify the relatively high cost and privacy associated with smart devices as the significant barriers to smart homes' mass-market adoption. The retail price is at multiples of the non-connected counterparts, and consumers are wary of the value created for them or the reward associated with sharing their data.
The absence of high-value software services applications for the smart home is a significant contributor to the lack of meaningful use cases for consumers. In today's smart home, software development is predominantly in three areas: embedded devices, cloud connectivity and databases, and mobile device apps. None of these focus areas will deliver the significant innovation required to drive broad smart home technology adoption.