Smart home products have drastically transformed the way in which people live. Essentially devices or appliances that can remotely be controlled over Wi-Fi by smartphones and tablets – they provide individuals with increased control and convenience when dealing with various aspects of a property, such as temperature and lighting.
Interested in connected homes, Sellhousefast.uk surveyed 1,462 UK households to discover the smart home products they intend to own in 2020.
It also seems home security is a high priority for homeowners this year, with 60 per cent of respondents expressing a strong desire to install smart cameras around their property. Whilst 57 per cent aim to have smart locks.
Interestingly, to get their daily caffeine kick, 44 per cent of people anticipate purchasing a smart coffee maker in the upcoming month.
On the other end, a smart oven/hob is the smart home product Brits least intend to buy, with only 17 per cent wanting the appliance in their kitchen this year.
Additionally, Sellhousefast.uk sought to find out the methods that households would use to get advice and recommendations on smart home products. From this, the company found that Brits are most likely to use an online search engine (48 per cent) like Google to get more information on a smart home device or appliance they are interested in.
Subsequently, 43 per cent of respondents would opt to directly contact a smart home technology manufacturer. Moreover, 39 per cent feel their family/friends will give them good advice and recommendations on smart home products.
Surprisingly, just 14 per cent would turn to social media for advice and recommendations when seeking out suitable smart technology for their property.
Robby Du Toit, Managing Director of Sellhousefast.uk, commented: “The rise of smart home technology over the last few years has been nothing short of extraordinary. With multiple smart home devices and appliances now available on the market, there is now greater choice than ever before.
“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. This research certainly highlights some very surprising preferences.”