For the second consecutive year, the new products in the Life-Changing Products Exhibit debuted at the Grand Rapids Remodeling and New Homes Show, always a well-produced, well-attended event. Grand Rapidians were the first group in the country to get a peak at several prototypes in the display, including a Gate Deadbolt and Triple Plus smart valve. New products are selected for the exhibit each year.
Three local television appearances, including a particularly meaty one on Fox 17, generated considerable show traffic. Jim Harger, a reporter with the local paper, stopped by the booth with a photographer, to produce an article and slideshow. The Grand Rapids show coincided with the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas that focused on many of the same themes — voice-activated homes, and elderly and baby monitoring in particular.