"What is a Smart house?"

“A Smart Home is one that provides its homeowners comfort, security, energy efficiency (low operating costs) and convenience at all times, regardless of whether anyone is home.”



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“A smart home can integrate the security alarm into a more complex system, in which other actions are performed, such as blocking exits or providing access to surveillance footage via the internet. Additionally, it could be programmed to turn on lights, the T.V. or radio in order to prevent burglaries, by simulating the appearance of an occupied home. Carbon monoxide or water leaks alarms, as well as fire detection, can also be integrated in this system.”


“It makes sense that home monitoring cameras and connected door locks are among the most popular devices when you consider that a burglary takes place every 14.1 seconds in the U.S. and 56% of break-ins are through the front or back doors1 . And with heating and cooling accounting for 48% of energy use in a typical home2, we understand why connected thermostats topped the list of the most popular products this year.”

Icontrol State of the Smart Home 2015

Icontrol Networks

“Nearly 50% of all consumers say they would sleep better at night if their parents or grandparents had a smart home – a number that is significantly higher among younger generations, as well as those who identify themselves as parents. In fact, 72% of consumers aged 25-34 and 74% of parents say they would sleep better at night if their parents or grandparents had smart home technology. That’s nearly three out of every four consumers surveyed among these demographics – a number too large to ignore and an opportunity waiting to happen within the smart home industry.”

Icontrol State of the Smart Home 2015

Icontrol Networks

“We define a complete smart home as one that has the heating/air conditioning, lighting, security, access control, telephone, entertainment, irrigation and security systems connected to a computer with an always-on Internet connection and software that enables the operation of all systems using a computer. The computer is programmed to automatically operate some systems by time or events or manually as desired. Since the systems in a smart home are connected to a computer and the computer is connected to the Internet, the home can be controlled and monitored from any location in the world by anyone with authorized access.”


“Taking into account population size of the 25+ age groups in the U.S. and Canada, this translates to more than 114 million people who plan to buy smart home products this year. Younger adults (those aged 45 and younger) believe the most in the power and the future of the smart home, and will be key to ushering in the next generation of connected consumers.”

Icontrol State of the Smart Home 2015

Icontrol Netwrks