Wall-mounted panel enables and organizes guests’ home wifi use

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Getting a visitor onto the home's wifi network usually involves reciting long strings of letters and numbers, and even then there often isn't any way to control their access to shared files and devices. Currently seeking funding through Kickstarter, Pylon is a wall-mounted panel that simply requires guests to tap their phone to connect to the wifi, with restrictions set by the homeowner. The system consists of a base station that connects both to an internet modem and the Pylon panel, which should be installed on a wall, ideally near the house entrance. The panel uses NFC technology so that…

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