Smart Home


The “Smart Home” is a home that literally thinks for itself. What is meant here are house­holds in which the various technical devices – everything from central heating systems and kitchen kettles through to washing machines – have IT inter­faces, are net­worked with each other and can be controlled using a smart­phone or tablet. If, for example, the outside temperature drops, the heating automatically turns itself up. In such a scenario, washing machines may be operated from the work­place – so that the laundry is done by the time the residents get home. By 2020, the BITKOM industrial association anti­cipates that approximately one million house­holds in Germany will have become Smart Homes.