Amazon providing Alexa Fund investment to Columbus-based startup Garageio to completely automate your garage
Garageio, the internet-of-things garage door product, is using the Alexa Skills Kit to bring a new capability to Amazon Echo
Columbus, OH June 29, 2015
Amazon recently announced the Alexa Fund, to support developers, manufacturers, and start-ups of all sizes who are passionate about creating new experiences designed around the human voice. Garageio will be one of the initial Alexa Fund investments, and is adding capabilities to Alexa that help a customer quickly find out if their garage door is open or if the alarm is set.
Once available, with a simple voice command you will be able to check to see if your garage door is open and close it from anywhere in your house.
Garageio, the Columbus, Ohio based startup was founded in 2012 by Zak Dziczkowski and Dave Reif to bring a home-automation upgrade for your existing garage door. To give your garage a smart upgrade and learn more about the collaboration with Amazon, check out garageio.com.
To order the Echo now for $179.99 visit http://www.amazon.com/echo. Echo is set to start shipping July 14.
Garageio was born out of the idea that technology is supposed to make our lives easier...not harder and specializes in smart software/hardware solutions for smart people. Based in Columbus, Ohio and founded in 2012 by Zak Dziczkowski and Dave Reif, their flagship product, Garageio, is a home-automation upgrade for your existing garage door opener. The product made entirely in the United States with the majority of it being produced in Central Ohio.
Garageio works with most garage door openers and is easy to install.
To learn more, visit Garageio's website at http://garageio.com