Friday, August 12, 2016

Smart Housing The Doorstep into the Future

                                                                Author: Kansish Gadpale
Infrastructure Group
To understand smart housing let us look at the basic definitions of the term ‘house’ & ‘smart’

A house is a building designed to be used as a place of residence, or of human occupation for any purpose: as, a dwelling house; a banking house; a house of worship; a public house. And the definition of smart is sharp; quick, vigorous; efficient; severe, brisk; lively; witty, elaborately nice; elegant; fine; showy, active; intelligent; clever, careful; punctual, having strong qualities; strong.. etc 

While in modern context we often use smart to denote that which can provide information right when you need it and can present them in a more useful way as compared to other. Why? you can get the answer by observing around you that peoples day to day activities are getting more effective, qualitative, as well as dependent on the use of ICT i.e. information and communication technology.
When we apply these modern principles using ICT in a cluster of houses we can call it a smart housing. Smart houses have highly advanced, automated systems to control and monitor any function of a house such as lighting, temperature control, multi-media, security, window and door operations, air quality, or any other task of necessity or comfort performed by a home's resident. Coded signals are sent through the home's wiring (or sent wireless) to switches and outlets that are programmed to operate appliances and electronic devices in every part of the house. Home automation can be especially useful for the elderly, people with physical or cognitive impairments, and disabled persons who wish to live independently.
To give you an example smart house is already a toy of super-wealthy, like Bill and Melinda Gates' home in Washington State called Xanadu 2.0. The Gates' house is so high-tech that it allows visitors to choose the mood music for each room they visit.
So, a truly smart house wouldn’t have different kinds of remote controls for performing every kind of action and monitors that show the specific information for specific device. But a smart housing should be something which we can have control over and can keep an eye on even when we are not in home. It is something that automatically adapts to our daily routines and can interact with us verbally in any corner of the house and is able to assimilate and convey its own update to occupants according to the priority in very understandable way. That means all the services, sensors, appliances, from security to entertainment systems are managed and controlled via one CPU which is accessible only to the occupants and through a highly encrypted secure connections.
The future of smart housing will bring more fictional characteristics that we watch in movies such as; housing clusters recycling and safely disposing the wastes. Washing and drying of clothes, and suggesting which clothes to wear on according to personal choice in relation to weather outside. Self washing and cleaning of house. Kitchens with robotic arms than can replicate unique dishes by learning the data gathered from internet and according to the taste preferences of family members. Creating artificial sunlight and artificial realities using holographic projectors etc.


  1. Powerline Carrier Systems is used to send coded signals along a home's existing electric wiring to programmable switches, or outlets. These signals convey commands that correspond to "addresses" or locations of specific devices, and that control how and when those devices operate.

  2. It is more expensive than ordinary home living for it can design for human according to the fact and people's requirements.
    Customized smart home: smart home systems