Many visitors to the Life-Changing Products exhibit at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden show mentioned that their interest had been piqued by television, newspaper, or magazine reports appearing before and during the show.
The March 2015 Pittsburgh presentation, which included a hands-on exhibit of 11 products, showcasing everything from locksets that know you are at the door to paints that clean the air, generated considerable publicity.
The local CBS affiliate, KDKA, interviewed me live from the show on opening day. I brought along several life-changing products from the display and demonstrated them for viewers.
Sean Collier asked me some tough questions in a Q&A for Pittsburgh Magazine distributed at the show. They included whether homeowners should be worried about privacy concerns as Internet controls infiltrate home products.
Kevin Kirkland’s piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette focused on how the products actually change the life of homeowners. He focused on the products that I had included in my own home. A companion piece outlined the products in the exhibit.
Bob Karlovits, writing in the Pittsburgh Tribune, focused on the proliferation of app-controlled home products, which bring home automation within financial reach of many more homeowners.