“Home is where the heart is”, and “home sweet home” are sayings that ring close to most. With the daily bustle and grind of modern day living, and how technology plays both sides of the coin in accessibility to people and services, as well as pervasiveness to our time and space, the age old adages ring even truer.
An article from the Saturday Evening Post in 1900 forecasted the “home of the twentieth century”. From elevators, to “houses cooled by liquid air”, where home automation is the standard. Since the introduction of household appliances, we have enjoyed a degree of automation, helping us navigate chores and tasks easier.
The emergence of increasingly capable IoT systems has teased the idea of smart home systems that integrate autonomously with the specific needs of homeowners. With projections of the smart home market growing from $20.38 billion USD in 2014 to $58.68 billion USD in 2020, there are several considerations that you should take before going in.