Brits embrace smart home tech

Nearly three quarters (71 per cent) of UK homeowners would be willing to install a smart thermostat this year as Internet of Things (IoT) and connected home technology sees rapid adoption.

Online property site Sellhousefast surveyed 1,462 UK households to gauge their interest in smart home technology, comprising devices and appliances that can be remotely controlled over Wi-Fi connections by smartphones and other devices.

It found a growing appetite for data-enabled home devices, with 66 per cent saying they wanted to fit their home with a smart doorbell, while 64 per cent said they would be interested in installing smart lightbulbs. There was also interest in smart locks (57 per cent), smart kettles (51 per cent), smart coffee makers (44 per cent) and smart fridges (38 per cent.)

Robby Du Toit, managing director of Sellhousefast, said: “As Brits awareness and understanding of different smart home products gradually improves, the overall adoption rate for the technology will only increase – especially if the products continue to be innovative and make everyday home tasks/responsibilities quicker as well as easier.”

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