How Watsco is building a new business model with IoT
Read how Watsco managed to bring 2000 connected units online in under 16 months
Watsco wanted to create an “HVAC check engine light” that would let contractors and system owners diagnose and report on A/C system issues before an outage to reduce unnecessary truck rolls. Yet, building IoT capabilities in-house proved difficult, as connectivity was unreliable and the device certification process was too long. Building prototypes of A/C sensors on Particle’s platform, Watsco quickly realized that the Particle platform made it much easier to bring a connected product to market at scale. Particle abstracted all the complexity of building an IoT product , and allowed Watsco to focus on solving customer problems, not fixing connectivity issues.