Smart Homes

  • Alexei DingliEmail author
  • Dylan Seychell


According to [135], this term was first officially used in 1984 by the American Association of House of builders when they created a special interest group called ‘Smart House’, whose aim was to push forward the inclusion of the necessary technology into the design of new homes. This was a natural progression considering the massive advancements in technology which occurred throughout the 20th Century. In the early 1900s, it was mainly about introducing vacuum cleaners and sewing machines in the homes. This occurred mainly due to labour shortages, however technology spread like wildfire and in the following years, it became common amongst most households. Aldrich in [135] writes that By 1940 the proportion of households in UK with mains electricity had risen to around 65 per cent.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Malta MsidaMalta
  2. 2.St. Martin’s Institute of Higher Education Il-HamrunMalta

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