Smart home products have drastically transformed the way in which people live. Essentially devices/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.
Sellhousefast.uk found that a smart thermostat (71%) is the smart home product that Brits most expect to own this year. Thereafter, 66% want to fit a smart doorbell in 2020. It also seems home security is a high priority for homeowners this year, with 60% expressing a strong desire to install smart cameras around their property. Whilst 57% aim to have smart locks.
Interestingly, to get their daily caffeine kick, 44% anticipate purchasing a smart coffee maker in the upcoming month. A smart oven/hob is the smart home product that Brits least intend to buy, with only 17% wanting the appliance in their kitchen this year.
Additionally, Sellhousefast.uk sought to find out the methods households would use to get advice/recommendations on smart home products. From this, Sellhousefast.uk found that Brits are most likely to use an online search engine (48%) like Google to get more information on a smart home device/appliance they are interested in.
Subsequently, 43% would opt to directly contact a smart home technology manufacturer. Moreover, 39% feel their family/friends will give them good advice/recommendations on smart home products. Surprisingly, just 14% would turn to social media for advice/recommendations when seeking out suitable smart technology for their property.