Swidget, a manufacturer of modular smart devices, has caught the attention of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), securing a win in the association’s 2020 Global Innovation Awards. Swidget was named Technology/Educational Service of the Year.
According to NAHB’s website, the Global Innovation Awards “recognize the most cutting-edge, advanced, and original products, services, and homes from around the world.”
The self-described IoT, smart home, and PropTech (property technology) company, Swidget serves the technology, HVAC, and home building industries. It provides solutions for health and wellness; energy savings and conservation; and safety and security, it said in a statement.
The company’s outlets and switches are installed “smart ready.” They function as regular wiring devices until they are paired with Swidget smart Inserts.
“The patented design separates the base device [outlets and switches] from the user-replaceable smart Insert,” reported the company.
The company’s product line includes smart sensors for monitoring air quality, temperature, humidity, and motion, with additional insert types slated for this year.
Swidget, which was honored by NAHB in a virtual ceremony on March 4, has also introduced new wiring devices, including 20A smart Outlets and Control Switches that optimize HVAC systems.
Swidget Co-Founder, President and COO, Chris Adamson, said in a statement that he is “extremely grateful” for the recognition from NAHB, adding that the “growing suite of modular products will continue to improve how we interact with our surroundings through automation and sustainability, all while keeping up with emerging technologies.”
Jason August CSP, CMP, Gourmet Real Estate, who personally owns Swidget devices, says the products are useful for builders who want to “capitalize on the smart home wave without committing to technology that is obsolete before the first residents move in.”