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Smart Home by Mind Map: Smart Home

1. Technologies

1.1. Light

1.2. Heating

1.3. Electronic Devices

1.4. Kitchen Appliances

1.5. Audio- and Video Systems

1.6. Security Systems

2. Controversy

2.1. Advantages

2.1.1. Energy Efficiency

2.1.2. Comfort can't forget to turn the lights on, etc.

2.1.3. Control Total control over any device in your home (how it should react and when)

2.1.4. Alerts break-ins, water-leaks, etc.

2.1.5. Safety

2.1.6. Customization

2.1.7. Ideal for sick or old people living alone without any help

2.1.8. More Surveillance

2.2. Disadvantages

2.2.1. Privacy who has access to the data ? hacking ?

2.2.2. Malfunctions who is responsible for damages ? potentially dangerous

2.2.3. More Surveillance

2.2.4. Require an understanding of technical knowledge complex system that is in need of experts to install and maintain them

3. Advancements

3.1. Aritificial Intelligence will play a big role in further development

3.2. Usage of Bluetooth and Wireless Internet connection

3.3. Speed of Internet and wireless connection

3.4. Usage of portable devices like smartphones and tablets

4. Definition

4.1. A home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by smartphone or computer.

4.1.1. Source: smart home | Definition of smart home in English by Oxford Dictionaries

5. Companies

5.1. Loxome

5.2. Google (Google Home)

5.3. Amazon (Amazon Echo)

5.4. IBM

5.5. August Smart Locks

5.6. Samsung

5.7. Apple

5.8. Logitech

5.9. Honeywell

5.10. Zipato