The Acceptance of Smart Home Technologies
A Literature Review of Benefits and Barriers Perceived by Users
Keywords:benefits, barriers, smart home, smart technologies, adoption, user
The advancement of home automation technologies allowed the integration of systems for smart home implementation in the civil construction sector. However, the smart home's dissemination depends on factors that can enhance or hinder users' acceptance of smart home technologies. The article aims to identify the benefits and barriers users perceive that can interfere with implementing smart home technologies. The methodology utilized a systematic literature review using 122 articles in journals indexed in Scopus, Web of Science, Science Direct, IEEE, and Scielo scientific databases to gather barriers and benefits to smart home implementation. The literature mentions the benefits in the environmental, financial, and psychological categories as the main factors that potentiate the dissemination of smart home technologies. On the other hand, the barriers classified into the technological, ethical, and human categories have the major effect of hindering smart home implementation.