A retired entrepreneur isn’t letting the summer weather rain on his parade — or rather, his lanai.
Johansen is the creator of DryLanai, a product that works in conjunction with electric storm shutters to protect outdoor living spaces from rain.
Sensors are placed strategically on any patio with electric storm shutters. When a drop of rain lands on the sensor, the shutters automatically close, protecting the patio and everything on it from the wet weather.
The system includes a wall controller for manual operation, sensors to detect the rain and an optional remote control.
PJNF Technologies was incorporated in 2005. The first unit sold last August. The average cost for each set is about $1,000.
“Starting from scratch, I am happy with the ways things are going,” Johansen said. “We have experienced virtually no problems since then.”
Photo from DryLanai
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