Welcome to “TecHome Tutorial”—an introductory, go-to source for everything you need to know about an array of TecHome topics. This week, we explore home automation and security technologies.
We go over the what, where, when, why and how of security and home automation in an easy-to-digest format meant to help builders understand the technology and offer the best solution to clients.
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WHEN did home automation and security begin?
Innovations surrounding home automation, security and the “smart home” concept began as early as the 1970s and 1980s, while the idea of “automated” home devices was arguably initiated through early 20th century labor-saving machines such as the invention of the washing machine in 1904.
Beginning in the 21st century, however, these connected home technologies began to truly take form and accelerate rapidly. By 2012, 1.5 million home automation systems were installed in homes, according to ABI Research.