Ambient Engineering ...Solutions Who’s bright idea was this anyway? It all began in Europe and the United Kingdom as Ambient Assisted Living NOTE: This publication was the inspiration for Ambient Engineering -- Federally subsidized financing available -- Copyright 2011 From the following link  Ambient Assisted Living "Improving the quality of life for disabled and the increasing proportion of elderly people is becoming a more and more essential task for today's European societies" [Steg, Strese, Loroff, Hull & Schmidt, 2006], where the percentage of people over 65 years of age is due to rise to 20% by the year 2020 [OECD, 2005]. One way to improve the quality of life is by making the home environment a more comfortable place to live in by turning it into a smart home environment With a focus on the functionality available to the user Aldrich proposes five hierarchical classes of smart homes [Aldrich, 2003]: 1. Homes which contain intelligent objects - homes contain single, standalone applications and objects which function in an intelligent manner 2. Homes which contain intelligent, communicating objects - homes contain appliances and objects which function intelligently in their own right and which also exchange information between one another to increase functionality 3. Connected homes - homes have internal and external networks, allowing interactive and remote control of systems, as well as access to services and information, both within and beyond the home 4. Learning homes - patterns of activity in the homes are recorded and the accumulated data are used to anticipate users' needs and to control the technology accordingly 5. Attentive homes - the activity and location of people and objects within the homes are constantly registered, and this information is used to control technology in anticipation of the occupants' needs ... A Connected Home is the level of technology & integration deployed by Ambient Engineering ...