Households are among the most promising scenarios for IoT applications because they can simplify, automate or even improve a lot of daily tasks. This is also known as home-automation.
Home-automation is an interesting business line due to its big market opportunities.
Although these tasks are well covered by the available appliances, most of them are not intelligent and are only designed to provide a basic service. Lots of in-home services are still waiting to be provided. However, remember that a complete home-automation solution needs a big investment and that it is not always possible to install home-automation solutions in old houses.
Of course there is still a lack of integrated in-home value-added service solutions available and unfortunately there is no existing cheap intelligent system for solving these issues.
The IoT offers us the possibility of providing integrated in-home value-added services because it fulfills all the requirements of home automation.