30,000 smart homes in Korea

November 26th, 2006

HomenetThe BBC reports that Korean electronics company LG is collaborating with builders to create developments of “smart homes”.

More than 100 homes offering smart technology have just been built in South Korea and another 30,000 are planned.

The homes use the HomeNet standard to communicate with devices and appliances by sending signals and data over power lines. HomeNet is a proprietary standard originally developed by LG that competes with others such as X-10 and more recently Z-Wave and In2 Networks. (spotted on Smart Mobs)