Smart homes: a question of sensors and sensibilities

"Home automation has been the next big thing for the last 30 years," says Brad Arthur, product manager of home automation retailer Smarthome. "But we have a perfect storm at the moment."
Simplicity and ubiquity drive this revolution because most of us already carry the automation controller in our Android, iPhones or iWatch. Just as third-party developers drove the popularity and potential of smartphones, "manufacturers are clamouring to get on board with this technology for the smart home", says Arthur.
Everything from lighting to temperature thermostats, security cameras to theatre systems will be able to talk to each other wirelessly using the programming language of HomeKit or Brillo.

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