Many countries have legislation in place about mandatory smoke and gas leakage detectors and other hazards, but we have not seen the end of this movement yet. Many people embrace the idea of equipping their homes with even more intelligence and domotics to safeguard their family from harm.
Simple and logical in-building automation like warning a fan to turn off when a fire alarm goes off is common sense. But an intelligent home knows the residents habits and adapts and recommends energy usage.
Also noteworthy is an upcoming trend in insurance companies rewarding such investments with more favorable-priced home insurance policies.