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"as a Service" Comes to the Smart Home Market

February 14th, 2024

“Launched at CES 2024, OliverIQ is looking to unify all IoT smart home devices under a single app, and they are on the hunt for residential integrators who can help make it happen.”

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AVNation

Podcast - ResiWeek 416: Smart Home As A Service

February 2nd, 2024

“While some of us are running around Barcelona during Integrated Systems Europe 2024, we’re still here looking at the biggest stories for the residential space. Joining us this week is Eric Smith from OliverIQ and Jeremy Glowacki of Residential Tech Today.”

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Consumer Technology Association

Eric Smith Receives 2024 Smart Home Leadership Award (cta.tech)

January 23rd, 2024

“A smart home innovator and veteran, Eric Smith founded smart home startup OliverIQ in 2020, a venture that extends his dedication to, and impact on, household efficiency. His many achievements in this field have earned him the CTA Smart Home Leadership Award for 2024.”

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HomeTech Podcast

Episode 466 - Even HomeKit Can Do That

January 23rd, 2024

“On this week’s show: We catch up with the latest on the MyQ saga, Haeir is the next to shut down hacked integrations, OliverIQ offers an interesting smart home as a service, project updates, cardboard boxes, spiders, label makers, closet timers, a pick of the week, and so much more!”

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Business News

Exploring the Future of Home Automation with OliverIQ's Will West and Eric Smith

January 23rd, 2024

“During CES 2024, innovative products and concepts on display showed the exciting future of technology. OliverIQ debuted to the public with its unique home automation platform. This versatile solution streamlines the process of making your home “smart”. Founders Will West and Eric Smith envisioned OliverIQ as a solution that turns connectivity across devices into a service that meets the needs of people who want peripherals in their homes. Want to use technology. In this episode, we’ll discuss how West and Smith used out-of-the-box thinking to find a solution that consumers didn’t need a solution for.”

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DoItForMe.Solutions

Smart Home as a Service (SHaaS) from OliverIQ - The Future of DIY Home Automation?

January 21st, 2024

“In this video, I’m excited to share the brand new Smart Home as a Service (SHaaS) platform introduced by OliverIQ at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.”

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Light Reading

CES 2024: Building the glue that holds the smart home together

January 19th, 2024

“AI was everywhere at CES 2024, but so was connectivity and a multitude of IoT products. Amid the noise, OliverIQ is on a path to supplying a smart home-as-a-service offering for ISPs that can hold it all together.”

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BNN Breaking

Smart Home Growth Hindered by Pain Points; Tech Giants Opt for Collaboration

January 17th, 2024

“Adding to this collaborative effort, OliverIQ has launched its Smart Home as a Service (SHaaS) platform at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024. The platform addresses the pain points in the smart home industry through a subscription model offering unlimited support and an intuitive app for controlling and automating popular smart home devices. This innovative solution simplifies smart home device interoperability, tackles the challenges of DIY setups, and alleviates the hassle associated with managing multiple devices.”

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CES News Mega-Thread

January 17th, 2024

“The creators of Control4 are hoping to work their smart home magic again, announcing the official debut of their latest endeavor, OliverIQ, at CES 2024 in Las Vegas.

Developed by Control4 co-founders Will West and Eric Smith, OliverIQ is a Smart Home as a Service (SHaaS) platform featuring a subscription model with unlimited support and a user-friendly app for control and automation of popular smart home devices.”

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CES 2024 News

January 15th, 2024

“21. Smart Home as a Service: OliverIQ has launched a Smart Home as a Service (SHaaS) platform to help customers control and automate ‘today’s most popular smart home devices,’ the company said.”

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Tech Radar

TechRadar Pro, Residential Systems, and TWICE announce CES Picks 2024 winners

January 12th, 2024

TWICE Picks Award 2024 –  OliverIQ Smart Home as a Service (SHaaS)

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WINA-AM Radio (Charlottesville, VA)

Home of the Future with Glen Mella

January 11th, 20241

“It integrates so many things we already have and use so that you can have settings that you want. Apparently, it didn’t exist before.”

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US News + World Report

Best Alexa Devices of 2023

January 9th, 2024

“Our contributor, Christian de Looper, consulted with several experts on smart home devices and smart home technology. These included Tim Böth, Senior Manager of brand and product at Eve Systems, Chris Carney, founder and CEO, of Abode, and Eric Smith, CTO and founder, of OliverIQ.”

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rAVe

New Company OliverIQ Offers ‘Smart Home as a Service’ Platform

January 9th, 2024

“A new company called OliverIQ debuted this week, offering what it is calling a ‘Smart Home as a Service (SHaaS) platform.’ OliverIQ aims to scale its SHaaS platform offering product support, unlimited online and phone support, in-home assistance and security system monitoring.”

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SecurityInformed.com

OliverIQ: Industry’s First Complete Smart Home As A Service Company Debuts At CES 2024

January 9th, 2024

“Some manufacturers intentionally build walled gardens, aiming to lock consumers into their device ecosystems. Smart home automation requires integrating new and existing devices regardless of RF technology or manufacturer. With OliverIQ embedded in an ISP’s router or with the OliverIQ multi-protocol hub, the OliverIQ app can communicate with over 90% of the most popular off-the-shelf smart devices in the market.”

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Industry Today

OliverIQ Debuts New Smart Home Platform at CES

January 9th, 2024

“Partnering with national and global service providers, OliverIQ aims to scale their SHaaS platform rapidly, offering comprehensive product support, unlimited online and phone support, in-home assistance, and security system monitoring.”

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Signal360

Is AI the Remedy to All Those ‘Smart’ Tech Letdowns?

January 9th, 2024

“To be clear, the AI-hyped products at CES 2024 are not at this level of intelligence, but you can see the table being set: Hyundai’s CES story was largely devoted to software defined vehicles while Volkswagen announced integration of ChatGPT in several models and Tesla recently released a predictive AI routing feature; OliverIQ is a platform that brings all smart home gear together in one platform that could turn the home into a smart thing, not just a box containing smart things, and the Windows keyboard will soon have a new key to make AI second nature on computers.“

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AV Nation

Industry’s First Complete Smart Home as a Service Company Debuts at CES 2024

January 9th, 2024

“OliverIQ is offering Smart Home as a Service (SHaaS) to make smart home automation accessible to everyone. The subscription model includes the OliverIQ App, live security monitoring, remote monitoring, and technical support, all at a low monthly cost.”

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Security Sales & Integration

OliverIQ Debuts at CES 2024 with Smart Home as a Service Subscription Model

January 9th, 2024

“SHaaS is a new concept from OliverIQ, which was launched by Control4 co-founders to provide homeowners the latest smart home services.”

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Tom’s Guide

OliverIQ could turn smart home noobs into power users

January 8th, 2024

“The connected home needs an IT department,’ says Will West, the CEO and cofounder of OliverIQ, a company that looks to combine the services of bespoke smart home systems with off-the shelf smart lights, smart locks, smart thermostats that you might purchase at Amazon or Best Buy.”

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Tech Buzz

OliverIQ Debuts Industry’s First Complete Smart Home as a Service Company at CES 2024

January 8th, 2024

“Smith showed OliverIQ to TechBuzz and described it as an app to control everything in a home—’a single app to rule them all, so to speak.’ He added, ‘What’s also cool about our platform is that by default we show you all the devices in your system based on what you have in your home, and how it can play it. It can then recommend what we call ‘experiences,’ or use-cases of the platform that can automate and control a home to optimize for energy savings, security, protection from water damage and a long list of other cases. For example, at sunrise and sunset, Smith said, “our app can turn your porch lights on when the sun sets and off when it sunrises.’”

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CE Pro

OliverIQ Debuts at CES 2024 with Smart Home as a Service Subscription Model

January 8th, 2024

“Simple-to-access support makes OliverIQ SHaaS attractive. OliverIQ’s SHaaS solution – a business model paid through the service provider – offers the technical service and support homeowners need to build, program, and maintain a truly smart home. Support is ongoing, not a one-and-done install, so functionalities don’t degrade, and they always have the latest updates.”

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Security Systems News

OLIVERIQ SHAAS SOLUTION LAUNCHES AT CES 2024

January 8th, 2024

“According to the company this launch heralds a new era in the smart home industry by offering a subscription model with “unlimited support” and a “user-friendly app” for control and automation of today’s most popular smart home devices.”

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Stuart Sikes, Smart Home and IoT Market Analyst

Has OliverIQ Out-Mattered Matter?

January 8th, 2024

“While we were waiting and watching for Matter, industry veterans Will West and Eric Smith of Control4 fame decided to connect the majority of smart home devices on top of a small-footprint operating system designed to run on home routers – devices most frequently supplied by cable and telco providers. OliverIQ, the name of the duo’s latest venture, is targeting large service providers and national retailers, giving them (another) chance to integrate smart home control, support, and installation services.”

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Fibre Systems

CES 2024: Startup launched to provide smart home-as-a-service platform

January 8th, 2024

“Partnering with national and global service providers, OliverIQ aims to scale its SHaaS platform rapidly, offering product support, online and phone support, in-home assistance, and security system monitoring. This model means that OliverIQ’s SHaaS platform could simplify smart home device interoperability.”

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Light Reading

OliverIQ pitches smart-home-as-a-service to broadband service providers

January 8th, 2024

“Rather than selling its platform at retail and exploring a do-it-yourself model that might prove difficult for the average consumer to install and maintain, OliverIQ is actively pitching its new platform primarily to broadband service operators and other segments of the service provider market.”

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Embedded Computing Design

Industry’s First Complete Smart Home as a Service Company Debuts at CES 2024

January 8th, 2024

“OliverIQ’s SHaaS solution offers the technical service and support homeowners have always needed to build, program, and maintain a truly smart home. Support is ongoing, not a one-and-done install, so smart home functionality doesn’t degrade over time. This is affordable, complete smart home support for everyone.”

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Electronics 360

Smart home as a service company debuts at CES 2024

January 8th, 2024

“OliverIQ, filled with former executives from Control4, offers a subscription model with unlimited support that can connect an unlimited number of smart home devices regardless of model or vendor for a monthly fee. ‘We want to bring the connected home to a broader market today,’ Eric Smith, CTO and founder of OliverIQ told Electronics360. ‘Connect the devices that consumers already have in their home and bring it together under one central app.’”

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Compsmag

OliverIQ Unveils Game-Changing Smart Home Service at CES 2024

January 8th, 2024

“One of the main challenges in today’s smart home landscape is the sheer number of connected devices available on the market. Each device typically requires its own distinct app to manage, making it cumbersome for consumers to control multiple devices seamlessly. This is where OliverIQ comes in. Supposedly, “OliverIQ helps its partners fill the gaps, becoming full-service home automation heroes in the eyes of their customers.”

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Strata-Gee

OliverIQ: Order a Juicy New Smartphone and Get a Side Order of Smart Home with It

January 8th, 2024

“Innovators always believe their innovation will change the world. However, 99.99% of the time…they are wrong. However, when told that the team launching this new, never-before-attempted business model (in our industry anyway) is the same group that founded Control4 back in 2003…NOW you’ve got my attention.”

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Residential Systems

CES 2024: OliveriQ Launches Smart Home as a Service Company for DIY Markets

January 8th, 2024

“Integrating connected devices so that they work together is a significant technical challenge. The modern connected home needs an IT department. There are dozens of RF standards and protocols, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Thread, Matter, Z-Wave, Zigbee, etc., as well as proprietary ecosystems. Some manufacturers intentionally build walled gardens, aiming to lock consumers into their device ecosystems. Smart home automation requires integrating new and existing devices regardless of RF technology or manufacturer. With OliverIQ embedded in an ISP’s router or with the OliverIQ multi-protocol hub, the OliverIQ app can communicate with over 90 percent of the most popular off-the-shelf smart devices in the market today.”

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Res Tech Today

OliverIQ Debuts Smart Home as a Service Solution at CES 2024

January 8th, 2024

“The SHaaS model addresses the complexities and maintenance challenges typically associated with smart home setups. Consumers no longer need to navigate the cumbersome process of integrating multiple devices or managing ongoing maintenance. OliverIQ handles everything from initial setup, automation, software updates, to troubleshooting — all managed seamlessly through an app.”

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TWICE

Industry’s First Complete Smart Home as a Service Company Debuts at CES 2024

January 8th, 2024

“Partnering with national and global service providers, OliverIQ aims to scale their SHaaS platform rapidly, offering comprehensive product support, unlimited online and phone support, in-home assistance, and security system monitoring.” 

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