What is a Smart Home?

The word smart is used to describe when functions within the home can be controlled either remotely, automatically or through a non-traditional interface.  To be truly smart the functions within the home should be able to be integrated together to allow associations (also known as automations) between different activities and programming of new ways of operating the devices within the home to adapt continuously to requirements.  Fundamentally, a smart home should enhance the way that you live, bringing greater security, wellbeing and enjoyment.