Smart Home Concepts, Devices and Design

The concept of smart homes has been around since the 1950s when people began dreaming of a residence that was not only a sanctuary, but made their lives easier, more convenient and more efficient. Several iterations have occurred through the decades involving consolidating systems, remote control, timers and more. Smart Homes became reality when automation and the internet of things entered the scene.

This resource is for general knowledge regarding DIY setup of a personal residence as a smart home, a guide for comparing devices on the market and as an accompaniment to short term courses in this subject area offered by Autry Technology Center. If you are interested in full time programs that are complimentary to home automation please check out Information Technology, HVAC and Construction Technology. To seek credentialing in Home Automation please reach out to a BIS Coordinator to learn more about exploring smart home design and installation as a career move and technical skill.

Common areas or considerations for home automation include:

  • Security
  • Entertainment
  • Lighting
  • Plugs
  • Climate Control

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