Domotics (from the latin word "domus", house), it's the encounter of information technology, electrotechnics and electronics that makes a home become "smart".
It's the tool that allows to control systems, devices and automations with the aim of increase the living and comfort quality of the domestic space, but not only.
The building starts to develop its "own intelligence", characterised not by the amount of high technology it contains, but by the way in which the technologies integration is projected and by how these technologies are able to satisfy the individuals' needs, which are always in evolution.
The word domotic is now part of the italian vocabulary as "Science that concerns electronics and information application to domestic life (household appliances and control systems), and that concerns the use of the appliances".
In every building there are routine processes in which we can observe repetitive habits or similar situations that may be easily automatized. Some daily examples might be: turning on the lights of a dark stairs and turning it off when no one is around, turning on and off the lights even when there is nobody in the house, in order to simulate presences, reducing automatically the air conditioning when the external temperature goes down, controlling cameras and security devices, etc. In every implementation sector, domotics, as a control home integrated system, gives to the final user a new comfort and security standard that couldn't be achieved through old traditional systems or partial automations.