Sergio Tucci was vacationing in the little Italian seaside town of Alba Adriatica in 2004 when he had the vision of controlling his home from his smartphone. Wireless access and smartphones were just beginning to reach the masses.
“He was on the beach reading a technology magazine, and he said, ‘Why can’t I manage and control my home from my cellphone or with a PC connected to the Internet?’” recalls Romina Panella, Tucci’s wife. “From that moment, his vision was clear, and all the work was focused on finding a way to manage the home from anywhere in an easy way.”
Tucci, an electrician who already worked in the field of building automation, returned home to Milan and started tinkering in a garage with software programs that could speak to automation hardware.
“I was in this field, and I knew it could be adapted to houses,” Tucci said. “I thought, ‘Why not make it accessible to everyone worldwide?’”
Soon, Easydom was born.
A combination of “easy” and “domotics” (home automation), Easydom has been installing home automation systems across Italy since 2011. The company has become a European leader in the growing world of ubiquitous computing, also known as the Internet of Things. This month, it prepares to launch its first wireless solution, Easydom Next. Subscribers will be able to control their home’s security system, climate, lighting and just about everything else, on nearly any device and platform, from the comfort of beach chairs anywhere in the world. For this, Easydom was named an innovation award honoree at CES 2015 in Las Vegas in software and mobile apps. The company of 11 employees is preparing for its reach to extend dramatically and beyond its mostly Italian market as it shifts from business-to-business to business-to-customer.