The constant need for improvement is what drives the technology forward as we see new technological breakthroughs on a daily basis. Smart homes are not exempted from this trend. According to the infographic below created by SafeAtLast, this industry is experiencing a rapid growth thanks to the innovations.
According to several different sources, a smart home is a home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by a smartphone or a computer.
The Electronic Computer Home Operator (ECHO IV) is considered the first smart device and was created between 1966-1968. James Sutherland was the inventor of the device which was the state-of-the-art computer at the time.
The device that could manage the digital clocks around the house, air conditioning, TV antennas, etc., worked until 1976 and was donated to The Computer Museum in Boston in 1984.
The first smart home technology products became available to consumers at the end of the 20th century when domestic technologies, home networking, and other gadgets began to appear on store shelves.
Today, the smart home technology consists of a variety of devices such as:
wireless speaker systems
home security and monitoring systems
door locks, etc.
The smart home technology is rapidly growing because it is time and money saving. CNN prophesied that the smart home of the future would look like the animated series The Jetsons, and we should expect seeing things like digital cutting boards, molecular cooking devices, etc.
Are you eager to find out more? The infographic below contains more than 40 stats and facts about smart homes and how they are taking over the world. Check it out.
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