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SmartHouse code of practice

Name: SmartHouse Code of Practice

Identifier: CLC/CWA 50487

Issuing Organisation: CEN/CENELEC

Country: International

Language: English

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Availability: Free to Access

Type: Prestandard

Issue Year: 2005

Forward Review Date: 2006

Fields: Assistive Technologies  Communication and Information  Housing and Care Facilities 

Intended Audiences: Private Sector Bodies


The SmartHouse consists of a large and wide ranging set of many Services, Applications, Equipment, Networks and Systems that act together in delivering the “intelligent” or “connected” home in order to address security and control, communications, leisure and comfort, environmental integration and accessibility. These components are represented by many actors that interact and work together to provide interoperable systems that benefit the home based user in the SmartHouse. Because of this wide ranging variability of the entities in the SmartHouse, there is a very high level of potential complexity in finding the optimal solution for any particular SmartHouse. The main actors that influence the SmartHouse are the consumers (customers, subscribers, individuals) that live in and utilise the Services, Applications and Products that are designed for the SmartHouse. It is therefore appropriate that the other main set of actors are the service and application providers that deliver the services that the consumers need and require, including those responsible for installing systems in the SmartHouse and for maintaining them. These consumers have needs and requirements in many areas and these are described in the Section on Consumers. Likewise the aims and objectives of the Service Providers in fulfilling consumer needs are described in the section on Service Providers. The installer also has to fulfil consumer needs and the Installation Process is described in the section on Installation.

Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: High

Older Person Specific: No

Usage / Adoption status: Not known


“This Code of Practice is intended to provide a valuable reference for anyone involved in creating a SmartHouse, a house that has intelligent systems, intelligent equipment and networks and has services and applications that use the SmartHouse intelligence. The SmartHouse Code of Practice is a document that provides a “system designer” working to implement a SmartHouse (to be used as dwelling and as a home office) with a source of information on sensible and pragmatic guidelines for the design, installation and maintenance of SmartHouse systems and the services and applications provided.”

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