What Is Smart Home


Smart home (home automation) is based on the house, using integrated wiring technology, network communication technology, security technology, automatic control technology, audio and video technology to integrate facilities related to home life, to build efficient residential facilities and family schedule affairs. Management system to improve home safety, convenience, comfort, and artistry, and to achieve an environmentally friendly and energy-saving living environment.

Smart home is the embodiment of the Internet of Things under the influence of the Internet. Smart home connects various devices in the home (such as audio and video equipment, lighting systems, curtain control, air conditioning control, security systems, digital cinema systems, audio and video servers, cabinet systems, network appliances, etc.) through the Internet of Things technology, providing Home appliances control, lighting control, telephone remote control, indoor and outdoor remote control, burglar alarm, environmental monitoring, HVAC control, infrared forwarding, and programmable timing control and other functions and methods. Compared with ordinary homes, smart homes not only have traditional living functions, but also have construction, network communication, information appliances, and equipment automation.

The concept of smart home originated very early, but no specific construction case appeared. Until 1984, United Technologies Building System applied the concept of informationization and integration of construction equipment to Hart, Connecticut, USA. The first “intelligent building” appeared only in CityPlaceBuilding in Hartford, which opened the prelude to the scramble to build smart homes around the world