Expectations for smart homes are growing

An increasing number of people are interested in a smart home which, thanks to the latest innovations in home automation, is a safe, efficient and practical place to live. Companies in this sector are trying to adapt to market demands and the development of IoT technologies relating to this segment is growing exponentially, bringing with it technical and legal challenges. 

How to accelerate the advent of the smart home

The connected home is an increasingly closer reality. The website Iot Agenda has dedicated an article to the strategies to adopt to accelerate the spread of this new concept of living. Central to this concept is the issue of cost, both in terms of money and of the time required to get the various devices into operation in an integrated way.

The legal nodes of the Internet of Things

The issue of smart homes, more so generally than that of the Internet of Things, raises important legal questions, particularly in relation to data and privacy management. Anita Basi and Gareth Stokes have identified and explained five of these questions that really can’t be ignored on the V3 website .

A common language

Rinnovabili.it has dedicated an article to the SPINE model developed by Energy@home and EEBus. This consists of a “common language” that enables communication between the Internet of Things devices regardless of the sector and network protocol used. A highly important tool to coordinate ever more closely all innovative tools that will populate the homes of the future.

Safety and protection

D-Link, a company specialising in the construction of network infrastructures, questioned 8,500 people residing in the major European countries about the purpose of a smart home. The majority of replies were focused on safety and protection, now considered genuine primary assets, as underlined by the portal Data Manager Online.

Simplicity and efficiency

These are the key concepts that companies involved in home automation must focus on in order to meet customer needs. At least according to the viewpoint of Maurizio Arena, of Schneider Electric Italiainterviewed by the portal Internet4Things.