Our increasingly intelligent environments – or Smart Living – uses a multitude of technologies and methods, to create an environment that supports its inhabitants in successfully performing their daily task. Wishes and needs are recognised dynamically, in order to allow an appropriate system response. One example are sensors in the floor that register potential falls of an elderly person and can call for help immediately. Common standards, guidelines and open platforms support this idea of an active and independent life in older age. They support the affordable creation of new products and services in this domain, and helps to make them safe fort he future, adaptive and accessible.