Who invented home automation?
Though never commercially sold, the ECHO IV was the world's first home automation system. Invented by Jim Sutherland, the “Electronic Computing Home Operator” (ECHO) could store recipes, relay messages, control a home's temperature, churn out a grocery list, and turn appliances on or off.
What is home automation?
Home automation refers to the use of technology to automate various tasks and functions in a home. This can include controlling lighting and heating, managing security systems, and automating household appliances.