Definition of smart home in English:

smart home


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

    ‘you can contact your smart home on the Internet to make sure the dinner is cooked, the central heating is on, the curtains are drawn, and a gas fire is roaring in the grate when you get home’
    • ‘As an example, people have only a vague notion of what a 'smart home' truly is.’
    • ‘If you leave your sitting room and look into your box closet because you have to tweak the settings on some electronics, you know you have a smart home.’
    • ‘But for those who can afford it, the age of the smart home has already arrived.’
    • ‘They recognized its potential as the central brain of an integrated "smart home."’
    • ‘What distinguishes today's digital homes from "smart homes" of the past is the modular nature of the technology.’
    • ‘Mostly, it's the isolated smart home that gets attention.’
    • ‘The smart appliances in your smart home will talk directly to the power company.’
    • ‘These things will still take time, but it sounds like companies are finally working towards a (mostly) common goal, instead of squabbling over which device is going to be the "hub" of the "smart home".’
    • ‘The smart home may not be quite here yet, but some houses are at least taking night classes.’
    • ‘Among the emerging technologies expected to prevail in the pervasive computing environment of the future are wearable computers, smart homes and smart buildings.’
    • ‘They design and build bespoke integrated audio, video, TV and heating for smart homes.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, perhaps, younger people expressed more enthusiasm for smart homes than older people.’
    • ‘I wouldn't need a smart home to make an audio clip respond to a movement through a door jamb.’
    • ‘Designers might think the aged will need smart homes to make their lives easier, but it's the simple things like can openers that really count.’
    • ‘I wanted to describe the ultimate smart home that I've seen and draw some lessons for you, the enthusiast and early adopter.’
    • ‘Telling your house to turn on the lights or record a TV programme may be the ultimate high-tech luxury, but for elderly and disabled people voice-operated smart homes could dramatically improve quality of life.’
    • ‘The trouble is that this vision of the smart home has been a staple of futurologist forecasts for decades and yet failed to become part of daily life.’
    • ‘For others, the gadget lovers in particular, the only aspect of the smart home they will want is home entertainment.’
    • ‘Arthur C Clarke may have predicted a lot more for 2001 than has emerged, but the smart home may not be far off.’
    • ‘Even in this provincial city, smart homes feature on the real estate market.’