ReadWriteBuilders is a series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future.
Alex Hawkinson just wanted some peace of mind. But when he went looking for a simple, affordable way to monitor his family's house when he wasn't around, all he found was frustration.
So instead of throwing up his hands, Hawkinson built his own.
Two years ago, his startup, SmartThings, took to Kickstarter with plans for a connected home hub and sensors. The goal was $250,...