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Smart Home Guru smanos Wins Red Dot Award 2015 with K1 SmartHome DIY Kit

Author: HaydenFrom: smanosDate: 2015-04-01

(Mar 31, 2015 – Amsterdam) smanos, a trendsetting innovator and dynamic developer of wireless smart home and DIY security systems, is proud to announce that its K1 SmartHome DIY Kit has won over the 38-member jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. With this DIY Kit for home security and automation, smanos proved its design excellence in the most important competition for product design, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The international experts discussed and assessed each of the 4,928 entries from 56 countries, and only the designs that won over the jury with their quality and innovative power were given an award. The K1 from smanos succeeded in convincing the jury members, deservedly winning the much sought-after Red Dot seal of quality.

“We feel very honored and humbled to share this exciting news announcement with our partners, clients and investors worldwide,” said Ken Li, founder and CEO of Chuango Security Technology Corporation (Beijing NEEQ ticker 831464), mother company of smanos. “The K1 is smanos’ latest wireless smart home gateway, combining butler- and guard-like functions into a stack of aesthetically pleasing round discs. The discs come with aluminum frames and texturized plastic surfaces, particularly designed for everyday use.”

smanos K1 connects to up to 50 wireless accessories with ease, and its intuitive operation on the smartphone is a breeze, said Lily Chen, Senior Product Manager. “Such connected but wireless things include remote sockets/plugs, HD cameras, alarm detectors/sirens and environmental sensors. Comparable with high-caliber smartphones these days, smanos K1 is easily mount-and-play, and adding/removing features is just like adding/removing smartphone apps.” With such intuitive operation and DIY usability, your smart and connected home has just become that much more adorable and affordable with smanos K1. The designers behind this award-winning kit include Ken Li, Sam Xu and Zero Wu.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award: “For 60 years, the most-respected design experts have been convening every year in Essen to seek out the best designs. This year we had a record number of almost 5,000 entries – a huge amount of work for our jury members, who assessed each individual product, and a special value of the distinction due to the high standard. The laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 have demonstrated exceptionally high achievements and have thus been deservedly successful in the world’s largest design competition.”

Designed in Amsterdam and marketed worldwide, smanos is our complete security, monitoring and automation system lineup for today’s homeowners, said Hayden Hsu, VP Marketing. “What makes smanos a must-have brand to distributors and retailers is that we’re truly committed to researching, designing and delivering innovative, comprehensive and easy-to-use smart home solutions that will help them outperform their sales and profit targets.”

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About smanos
In the picturesque outskirts of Amsterdam came about the inception of smart home technology brand smanos in 2013. Harnessing cutting-edge design concepts and ergonomics, smanos delivers the ultimate user experience of wireless smart home and DIY security systems to households worldwide. Promising more than just a sense of security, smanos also ensures user-definable comfort and convenience, along with mobile accessibility and confirmation. In its pursuit for perfection in human-centric research and design, smanos continues to wow homeowners by putting the smarts of smart home and smart security directly in their hands. Dream big and live smart with smanos now!

About the Red Dot Award
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award was created by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and with around 17,000 entries each year is one of the best-respected design competitions in the world. In 2015, it is celebrating its 60th anniversary: It was in 1955 that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The sought-after award, the “Red Dot,” is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Award-winning designers, manufacturers and agencies use the Red Dot winner label and receive numerous other winners’ privileges, such as the presentation of the award-winning product on Red Dot Online, in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, the Red Dot App and on Red Dot 21. Additionally, the winning products are communicated in the international PR activities of Red Dot and exhibited in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen for a whole year. More information is available at

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