Well I started this about 17 years ago when I applied for a patent on a cellular garage door monitoring device I invented to let you know when you left your garage door open. Mind you pagers were the big thing back then and that was going to be the mode of notification, but I ran out of money and resources so I never finished the project. Years later after I moved into a new house with my wife the problem resurfaced. We would wake up in the morning to go to work and our garage door would be open. Imagine the shock and fear of this realizing someone could have just walked right into our house in the middle of the night, and as much as we tried to remember, it still happened several more times. Our neighbors would call us when they noticed it, but the bottom line was we just forgot to check it. So I decided to resurrect my idea this time using blue tooth technology since it has come so far.

So one night at the Rivercats game I met one of my wife’s old co-workers and we chatted a bit and my wife told me later I should talk with Bill about my idea since he was involved in developing his own inventions and had patent experience. I called him and told him I have an idea for an invention. He replied, “Build a prototype then get back to me”. So I built one and called him back. He replied “Print out a list of all of your competitors and call me back”. I knew what he was doing, he was trying to see if I was serious. So I did that and called him back. Next thing you know, I invited him to dinner and we’ve been working on this together for 3 years now and it’s finally on the market. I guess what I am trying to say is, if you are passionate about something and truly believe, you will never stop or give up. 

Robert Lawson,