Even with the huge growth of personal and home Audio Visual systems and the emergence of various standardisation to support this, having your home pre-wired for future is still very rare. CEDIA, the Residential Body for Smart Homes has reported in their December 2014 Market report that the split of new-build to retrofit projects remains the same in 2014 as it was in 2013 at a 40%:60% split of the £910-£975 million market.
The world of Smart Homes, Buildings and Cities and generally everything “Smart” is coming together at a frightening speed! but most stuff is not really smart at all and just follow a pre-determined set of rules and commands. Unfortunately, nearly all of them use a proprietary protocol, or method of communication!