What is a smart home? The National Association of Home Builders coined the term in 1980s, Referred to a home integrated with security, lighting, audio and telephone. Homes then required special wiring. The costs in the 1980s and 1990s required thousands of dollars. Technology has changed the installation and costs. Inexpensive devices can be operated via smartphone. This data can be accessible online. Technology news source CNET joined forces with Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Defining a smart home as “equipped with network connected products…connected via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or similar protocols for controlling, automating and optimizing functions” of the home. Smart home defined, having internet access, smart security or temperature system. Additionally, as least two other smart features. These additional features such as appliances, entertainment devices, heating & cooling systems, lighting, landscaping or air quality monitors.