Inside Intellecy

Intellecy seeks Manufacturer’s Representative:

Manufacturer’s Representative Responsibilities (MR-05-19):

The Manufacturer’s Representative will develop and manage relationships and drive sales with sales channel partners in the consumer electronics and insurance industries.

This is NOT a salaried position and is a contracted commissioned position. We are looking for an individual that prefers working from a commission due to their expertise in sales.

We are offering high, commission-based compensation to reward hard work and commitment. There is room for growth into other responsibilities.

This position allows you to set your own hours and work from any location. We have channels and territories available in the United States. Our company has tremendous potential for growth.

Manufacturer’s Representative Duties
  • Prospect into sales channels that target our target market and product users (homeowners).
  • Develop plans for targeting specific channel partners.
  • Call on and make field visits to sell to channel partners, advance opportunities through the sales pipeline, secure new business.
  • Present product capabilities, sales approach  and value propositions to channel partners in a manner they can use.
  • Assist in communication of sales strategies or messages from senior leadership.
  • Report on sales progress and customer contacts.
Manufacturer’s Representative Skills and Qualifications
  • Proven experience in a business development or sales role.
  • History of generating interest and successful sales efforts into reseller channels.
  • Skilled at building and managing relationships with channel partners.
  • Strategic thinker that can see and articulate the strategic fit between Intellecy and the channel partner.
  • Excellent listener with a positive demeanor for handling problems and channel support.
  • Ability to efficiently work from your own location and office, etc.
  • High integrity, self-motivated to provide customer satisfaction.

We are a smart home technology company based in San Diego California with customers throughout the USA.

If you have excellent sales experience and would like to work with a company that will reward your hard work and effort, we would love to meet you!

Contact us at 858-208-0367 or sales@intellecy.com.

Job Type: Contract, Commission

Military Appreciation Discount

The Military Appreciation Discount is for ALL US Veterans

Whether you’re active, reserve, national guard, retired or an honorably discharged Veteran, we want to demonstrate our appreciation to you by offering you a $100 Military Appreciation discount on your complete order.  We want all Veterans to understand that we appreciate your service.

Just send us an email requesting your discount code from your .mil account.

If you do not have a .mil email then email us a copy of your LES, DD214, or VA ID card.
Note: if sending us an ID, LES, or 214 please blacken out your SSN and any other personal information. We will safeguard your email and will not use it for anything else.

We will send you the Military Appreciation discount code via email.  

Send your email to sales@intellecy.com to receive the discount code. 

With sincere appreciation,

Emilio Vargas II

Veteran
Intellecy CEO & cofounder

Intellecy Featured on Forbes: “Plumbing Sensor That Listens For Leaks Can Pre-empt Emergencies, Conserve Water”

By Heather L. Whitley, Senior Writer and Digital Producer, Forbes

People waste it and fight over it, while globally more than 840 million still struggle to even get access to it.

BluView detects when these signals fluctuate and alerts homeowners of potential leaks via their smartphones.

BluView detects when these signals fluctuate and alerts homeowners of potential leaks via their smartphones. ISTOCK

In the United States, 40 of the country’s 50 states are expected to suffer water shortages by 2023. Meanwhile, household leaks are wasting 900 billion gallons of water annually nationwide.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that entrepreneurs like Emilio Vargas II, president and CEO of San Diego-based Intellecy, Inc., are developing new smart home technologies to monitor, manage and reduce water use.

“Our thought was to come out with a product that was environmentally friendly and environmentally conscious,” Vargas explained. “It would help people change their behaviors by providing them with real-time data on how much water they are using, wasting or consuming.”

Getting A Clear View

By the end of 2016, Intellecy had developed its first prototype of BluView, a sensor that fits onto a water pipe. The system’s water manager continuously measures and monitors water flow based on the sounds and energy signals that are created when water moves through pipes and faucets.

BluView detects when these signals fluctuate and alerts homeowners of potential leaks via their smartphones. The sensor is like having a video camera all around the home to guard against intruders.

The BlueView app that’s being developed by Intellecy would allow users to compare water use to conservation goals.

The BluView app that’s being developed by Intellecy would allow users to compare water use to conservation goals. BLUVIEW

“We’re watching every single corner of your plumbing for a leak,” Vargas said.

Confident in the product’s abilities, Intellecy launched a campaign for BluView on Kickstarter. Although the company fell short of meeting its financial goals, Vargas said the online platform provided some useful insight.

“We learned so much from all the people who were asking us questions about our product,” Vargas recalled. “The overwhelming interest was, ‘You guys can find a leak, and now you’re going to tell me I have a leak. Why can’t you just add something to turn off the water?’”

Based on that feedback, the Intellecy team went back to the drawing board and added a motorized water valve to the BluView system, which allows customers to remotely turn off their water from their smartphones if a leak is detected. Early testing has proved successful, and Vargas said the updated product is expected to go to market early next year.

In addition to protecting against leaks, BluView addresses the larger issue of water management and conservation, Vargas noted. The real-time data provided to homeowners quantifies water-use patterns, so they can adjust their habits and reduce consumption.

“I think that’s a much bigger benefit for our country and globally,” he said.

Tech As Part Of The Team

Staying on task and managing the development of a new product would not be possible without technology, according to Vargas. From basic communication and collaboration tools to cloud-based, computer-aided design platforms, these programs allow Intellecy to run efficiently and effectively, he said.

“We have one person working about 80 miles away out of his home office,” Vargas said. “And when he designs stuff, we can see it almost instantaneously on our end as if we were looking over his shoulder.”

To track the development cycle of BluView, Intellecy uses product roadmap software that Vargas said is the perfect way to capture and prioritize customer requests and comments.

“It really does save time. It improves communication. It creates a record and really keeps us organized,” he said. “And I think it really has allowed us to do a lot of stuff with fewer people. So, it actually becomes part of our team.”

Intellecy has been accepted to three incubators that focus on water conservation, blue technology and smart home solutions. Vargas said the exposure has garnered interest in Intellecy’s technology from city governments and water utilities as well as businesses in which water plays an integral role, such as breweries and bottling companies.

But no matter where the company’s path may lead, Vargas said he will continue to embrace new software and technologies that will boost the efficiency of his small business.

Originally published August 17, 2018 on Forbes. View original article>>

Intellecy CEO Emilio Vargas judges SDSU Innovation (reposted from AgilisIT blog)

San Diego State University Invites Joyce to Sit Among Their Selected Panel of Judges

SDSU invites AgilisIT’s CEO Joyce Tang together with Emilio Vargas, Founder & CEO of Intellecy and Jessica Gottdank from Clear Blue Sea, to form a panel of judges at their Business Innovation Class final presentations.

Students were challenged to find innovative ways to solve many social problems such as saving bee colonies and the Great Barrier Reef, achieving gender equality and avoiding nuclear disasters altogether.

Being a judge for the 2nd consecutive year, Joyce said: “It is always so energizing to see how we can take a fresh look at various social and environmental problems and attempt to solve them using innovative methods.”

This class encourages students to think outside of the box, using novel and creative ways to solve various social and environmental problems in today’s world.

originally posted by Nigel May 2, 2018

Emilio’s personal story behind the product

I have experienced a major water leak 3 times in my life. Each time, I wished there would have been a way for me to know of the leak. All three times I was out of the house when the leak occurred so you can imagine how bad the damage was. So the development of BluView is personal. 

I wanted a solution that would “see” the water leak and let me know about it. The reason that the leaks in my house became catastrophic was because the water ran and ran (and ran) until I came home to find a big and expensive mess.

One time, my neighbor called me hysterically to let me know that water was flowing from under the front door. You can image how stressful that call made me. Luckily I had a relative who lived nearby had a spare key and was able to come over to shut off my water main. Needless to say, I came home to a big mess with lots of damage. My wood floors were warped, the carpeting was now a giant soon-to-be moldy sponge and all my wooden furniture was trashed. 

The second water leak happened while out doing some Christmas shopping. I was out all day shopping and getting in a festive holiday mood. Unfortunately that mood quickly changed when I got home to the worst Christmas present ever…an inch of water on the bathroom floor that had also spread to the two adjacent bedrooms.

The last one was not so eventful. After a long day of work, I came home with the intent to enjoy a good meal and relax while watching a ballgame on TV. Instead when I got home I had to instead look for towels, buckets, mops etc because a water leak had occurred in my kitchen. I then spent the next two hours cleaning up the mess in the kitchen. The end of my day was capped off by indigestion and missing the ballgame.

There are a countless number of water leak stories like mine where people have lost furniture, electronics, clothing and those priceless pictures and heirlooms.

My mishaps led me to search for water leak detection products that would have prevented my unpleasant messes and expensive losses. I only found water contact sensors that only do part of the job. These contact sensors work very well but unfortunately have to be placed in the “correct” spot to come in contact with the water when the leak occurs. I thought that these limited systems were better than nothing. But because of the need to guess where the leak may occur, I thought something was missing.

You may already know that about 1 in 2 homes (well over 40%) will experience a very damaging water leak and that 1 in 10 homes have a small hidden mold producing leak. With water damage being the second most frequent and second most costly insurance claims, the home’s plumbing is, or at least should be, an area of concern for every home owner.  

Ok enough with statistics!

Since the Intellecy BluView detects water leaks anywhere in your home’s plumbing, it will give you peace of mind that when a leak happens, you’ll know early and can stop it early.

I want to note that BluView is more than just a water leak detection device. 

The second reason for developing the product is in response to water scarcity and high water bills. About 1/3 of the earth’s population does not have access to clean drinking water. The bottom line is clean drinking water is not guaranteed. I believe we should all do our part to help those that don’t have clean water. 

The need for many homeowners is to manage their water use because water prices are increasing as demand and water shortages continue to increase.

We need to stop wasting water and BluView will help you do that. The water management tools will help you manage your water use, reduce your water consumption and save on your bill.

Water leaks and not being able to manage my water use is what has driven both Joost and I to produce the Intellecy BluView.

Our product, BluView, detects and stops water leaks early. But equally important, it’ll help the homeowner set, monitor and act on reducing their water footprint to save water and save money. 

Lets all do our part to save our most precious resource, water!

–Emilio

Learn about Fix a Leak Week

The Intellecy Smart Water Meter pays for itself

Any real Smart Water Meter pays for itself. Why? Because a smart water meter should be able to detect abnormal conditions including a leak and letting the home owner know about the leak early. Early enough to keep the water from spreading and minimizing the amount of damage.

Did you know that almost 1 in 2 homes ( a bit over 40% to be clear) have had a water leak damage insurance claim? Every day there are over 14,000 claims made for water leaks. With homes getting older and the rush to finish new homes faster, water damage has become the most frequent cause of insurance claims. See chart below. Plumbing joints will fail either early because of poor workmanship or later because of fluctuating water pressure and particles wearing away at the pipe. 

Cause of Loss (2014)% of  claims
Water Damage34%
Wind27%
Fire26%
Theft2.5%

Source:   Insurance Information Institute

Smart water meter pays for itself because of a leak like this

Water is very destructive. Leaks not only damages your property, it can destroy your memories and can affect your health. Two ways that it affects your health: 1) mold that may form in as little as 24 hours and 2) stress if you loose important things or have to move out of your home while its being repaired.

An equally important feature that a smart water meter should deliver is water savings. Prices for drinking water have been continually increasing. Increasing demand for water and increasing maintenance costs of water infrastructure are to blame. With water prices steadily increasing at an average of 6%, the need to reduce water use and save is ever present.

So a smart water meter pays for itself when it can catch leaks and help homeowners conserve water to lower their water bill.

Now for our shameless plug that is exactly what the Intellecy BluView does.

Sources:   USGS, USA Today,  Circle of Blue