Have you known about smart home, smart home or smart home is a home design that uses smart system technology in it, especially to minimize electricity usage? By only using gadgets, the owner of the house can arrange at will the management of lights or check electricity usage remotely. With the IoT (Internet of Things) technology smart home capabilities are increasing, but before the rapid technological advancements such as today, the smart home has a long story, which was originally just a concept but in the end, smart home applications and systems become real products which are now we can enjoy.


The history of the starting point of the smart home originated from the discovery of remote control by Nicole Tesla in 1898. In the span of 1901 to 1920 even though there was no intelligent device yet, around that year a device known as the right vacuum cleaner was found in 1907. Over the past two decades, many electrical appliances were found for other households such as washing machines, irons, toasters, and many others.

From 1966 to 1967 ECHO IV and kitchen computers were born, although these products were never sold commercially, ECHO IV was the first intelligent device, this smart device could be used to control the temperature of your home and turn on and turn off equipment. A year later the kitchen computer but this product in the end also did not sell. After the invention of the microprocessor in the early 1970s, the earliest model of the smart home developed in 1975 in the United States (US) was made with the concept of using radio waves to deliver data.

In the early 90s, precisely in 1991, Gerontechnology, which combines gerontology and technology, made the life of the elderly more easily developed in the Netherlands, a lot of new research and technology in the field. Around 1998 to the early 2000s, the prestige of smart home homes began to increase, this triggered the emergence of different technologies from smart home began to emerge.