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How to design a SMART HOME?

The future is already here and that is why in this article we will explain what is a smart home.


    A smart home or smart home uses electronic means to facilitate the tasks of the human being.

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    Today we will talk about a new kind of housing that until a few years ago we could only see in cartoons or futuristic films and we always think of the future as something very distant when the truth is that in reality the future is already has reached us, today I will talk about smart homes.

    Every day the number of people who bet on this type of housing where technology is the main protagonist grows, a smart home uses computers, electronics and electricity at the same time to develop functions that allow the inhabitants of the home to enjoy greater comforts


    The first intelligent houses began to develop in Japan and some prototypes were also developed in the United States, however this genre is increasingly expanding to more countries.

    The first prototypes of electronic housing used domotics (control of remote appliances), however smart homes today have the ability to develop functions through commands to work as for example by means of a call or a computer control the heating of the home or order the closing of curtains or blinds etc.

    Smart homes today can work remotely, while the owner of the house is on vacation can order from a distance to perform maintenance, you can even control the temperature of the interior of the house, open the door or turn on the lights while leaving the house. I work and you’re on your way home for example.

    Functioning and Systems

    Smart homes today work practically with wireless technology, however in some cases they also work by telephone, thus leaving the house free of cables or other objects that visually contaminate the spaces. One of the great advantages of this type of housing is the question of security, since the security systems of smart homes are much more efficient than a conventional security system equipped with a few surveillance cameras.

    These new systems are able to block doors and windows and activate multiple alarms, as well as being able to be activated remotely which provides great functionality and security to the users of the house. Another advantage of smart homes has to do with alarms and fire protection systems, because like the security system can work even remotely and triggers alarms to detect drastic increases in temperature inside the house.


    In question, Architectural and design smart houses do not understand any obstacle for the Architect since the systems that control these houses can adapt to any space and as nowadays some already work with Wi-Fi since it is no longer necessary to concentrate the rooms in modules to avoid long cable runs.

    In what must be thought more than in the architectural design of the house is in the system of facilities, ensure that the fire system is well located so that it can extinguish the fire efficiently in the event of a fire and above all fundamentally guarantee the supply of electrical energy since without electricity all the electronic systems that govern the house will not be able to work.

    Advantages and disadvantages

    I would recommend implementing a system of solar panels that can permanently supply electricity, even if it is to guarantee the operation of electronic systems in case of blackouts or faults in the conventional electric power system.

    However, not everything is rosy and these houses have a disadvantage if precautions and necessary measures are not taken, and this disadvantage is the vulnerability to the attacks of hackers known as «hackers» since they could remotely manipulate the controls of the house and get private information collected through the house. Constant monitoring and constant updating of the systems that control housing can counteract these attacks.

    This type of housing will continue to evolve as technology is advancing every day and increasingly new things are coming out, the only point «against» that I see this type of housing is the energy expenditure because being governed by a system electronic must be permanently spending electricity, although as I said before if combined with a solar energy system can reduce the consumption of conventional electricity.

    As you can see this issue of smart homes will never end as they will be updated and new and more innovative systems will appear that will try to give us greater comfort and comfort in our home, I say goodbye not without first inviting them to join the community of the Blog on social networks. Remember that to find more content like this visit and recommend