Smart building and their automation have become increasingly heard in the field of construction. The world is looking for the latest cool gadgets to “smartly activate” their homes. Home builders and real estate developers are beginning to seriously consider adding smart home and building functions to their new residential and commercial developments. The giants Amazon, Google and even Apple are investing in this multi-billion dollar industry to make our homes smart. In addition to the WOW factor, what are the benefits and practical applications of technologies for smart homes.