For LogMeIn, Smart Cat Doors Are Just the Beginning

| December 23, 2015

For LogMeIn, Smart Cat Doors Are Just the Beginning
Imagine you have a cat, and you want to be able to track when they go outside, through their little kitty door. At the same time, you want to make sure other cats and critters can't come in. And you want to be able to set times when your cat can only come in and can't go out again.

There is a solution for such specific needs, and it's a smartphone-connected "smart" cat door made by a U.K.-based Internet-of-Things company called SureFlap. To sum it up as simply as possible, the cat door can detect the microchip on your cat—and lack of microchip on other critters—and grant entry accordingly. Friends, family and neighbors can also be given access to the door's controls.
What's enabling the online connectivity between devices is Xively, the Internet-of-Things cloud management platform that Boston-based LogMeIn ($LOGM) is making a big bet on. While the initiative launched more than two years ago, executives cautioned that it will be a while before the business really takes off. Still, out of the more than 1,000 employees at LogMeIn, about 100 are working on the Internet-of-Things business in Boston.

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