Frequently Asked Questions - Home Automation

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How long have smart homes been around?

For decades the concept of a smart home existed only in The Jetsons and The Twilight Zone. But the reality of the smart home was conceived as early as the 1930s World’s Fair, when engineers presented their efforts at creating the earliest smart home prototypes – “wired homes.” By the 1990’s, wealthy hobbyists and curious techies were working to make their homes “smart,” but it wasn’t until 1998 and the unveiling of the INTEGER Millennium House, a highly-intelligent model home, that smart home technology really began to catch on.

Today, predictions suggest that up to 8 million American homes could be smart by 2017.

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