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9 Questions

What is home automation?

What can a home automation system control?

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

What is the user interface for controlling a home automation system?

When was the first general-purpose home automation network technology developed?

What are the potential benefits of home automation?

What are the challenges of home automation?

What was the worth of the home automation market in 2022?

What is the history of home automation?


Building Automation for a Home

  • Home automation or domotics is building automation for a home, called a smart home or smart house.
  • A home automation system monitors and/or controls home attributes such as lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances.
  • The system may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems.
  • Home devices are an important constituent of the Internet of Things ("IoT") when connected with the Internet.
  • A home automation system typically connects controlled devices to a central smart home hub.
  • The user interface for control of the system uses either wall-mounted terminals, tablet or desktop computers, a mobile phone application, or a Web interface.
  • The home automation market was worth US$64 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow to over $163 billion in 2028.
  • Home automation's history began with labor-saving machines and self-contained electric or gas-powered home appliances.
  • In 1975, the first general-purpose home automation network technology, X10, was developed.
  • Home automation has high potential for sharing data between family members or trusted individuals for personal security and could lead to energy-saving measures with a positive environmental impact in the future.
  • Home automation suffers from platform fragmentation, lack of technical standards, and security issues.
  • Utilizing home automation could lead to more efficient and intelligent energy-saving techniques and improved family safety and security.


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