Already during the 1950s this area was growing, under the name of home-automation. Businesses offer to make you calm, safer, richer, happier and healthier. This means that currently the smart house industry is being born, based on the emergence of the Internet of Things and apps on mobile devices.
Here are the empires that want to conquer this market :
(Time, July 7, 2014)
All these gadgets offer some comfort and are developed around two concepts : automation and security. Proponents believe that people will eventually be willing to pay between $ 5 and $ 50 per month, depending on the range of services selected (we can draw a parallel with the TriplePlay bundling of infotainment 10 years ago).
The diagram below shows a smart home which already controls the temperature, electricity, lighting and the front door through a local Internet network, all thanks to automation applications residing on a cell phone :
(Time Magazine, August 16, 2013)
Here is a development plan that combines with Smart City initiatives with the Smart House and the Smart Grid (the electricity grid) :