The Internet of Things (IoT) can make life easier for consumers by connecting their home appliances, wearables, and even utilities to the Internet. But IoT can also make traditional products in the home—like smoke alarms, outdoor grills, and more—even safer.

People are more likely to pay a premium for smart home devices that offer safety over novelty, according to a study from Acquity Group. The firm found that 83% of consumers were willing to pay more for a smart alarm, compared to 59% for a smart refrigerator.

When DADO developed its IoT platform, product safety was a top concern. All DADO products are designed to resolve to a safe conclusion, with features like safety alerts and proximity triggers. Here are three ways the DADO platform can make everyday products safer:

  1. Monitoring.As part of its platform, DADO includes a proprietary tool that monitors all on-board sensors for errors and unsafe conditions.
  1. Smart triggers. In addition to monitoring, built-in triggers alert users to potentially unsafe conditions—think along the lines of a flame-out inside a grill. If the condition isn’t corrected, the DADO device will shut down.
  1. Proximity triggers. If the OEM prefers, DADO can build a proximity trigger into the device. This ensures an active user is within a safe range to use the product. If the user wanders out of range, a push notification can help nudge him or her back into proximity. If the notification is ignored, the device will shut down.

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