Smart thermostat tops smarthome gadget list, survey shows

Home Appliances, Home security

A smart thermostat, available from companies such as Google and Nest, tops the list of smart home products that Brits expect to own this year, according to a survey from house buying company 

It surveyed 1,462 UK households to discover the smart home products they intend to own in 2020 and found that thermostat (71%) came top. This was followed by 66% who said they 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 and 57% aiming to have smart locks.

Interestingly, to get their daily caffeine kick, 44% anticipate purchasing a smart coffee maker in the upcoming month. Conversely, a smart oven/hob is the smart home product Brits least intend to buy, with only 17% wanting the appliance in their kitchen this year.

Additionally, sought to find out the methods households would use to get advice/recommendations on smart home products.

From this, 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 while 43% would opt to directly contact a smart home technology manufacturer.  Just under two in five households, 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.

Says Robby Du Toit, the Managing Director of

“The rise of smart home technology over the last few years has been nothing short of extraordinary. With multiple smart home devices/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. 

Chris Price
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