Yale sponsors new smart tech research for Smart Home Week

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There are now 15 MILLION ‘smart homes’ in Britain.

A poll of 2,000 adults found 57 per cent of homes now have some sort of smart device to control appliances such as the lights, security, kettle or vacuum cleaner.

The majority of smart home owners use their tech while inside the property, more than one in six use the smart tech remotely - to set the heating or put on the kettle before returning home – daily.

Forty five per cent of those polled have every intention of making their home even smarter, with half of adults believing this will save them time and money in the long run.

The research was carried out to mark the start of Smart Home Week, which runs today, 20th to 26th May,  supported by Yale and other leading brands including, Amazon, Google, Philips Hue, Ring, Samsung SmartThings, tado and Swinton Insurance.

TV and social media tech guru Jason Bradbury, who is fronting the campaign said: “Smart tech is no longer just for gadget lovers; homeowners are starting to realise that technical updates are making homes cheaper and more efficient to run than ever before.

“As such, even those who aren’t entirely comfortable with fancy gadgets are starting to spend their money on technology to improve the home.

“Adults are coming to realise smart technology can reduce energy consumption, save money, offer unprecedented levels of security, and convenience.”

The study shows 33 per cent own app-controlled exterior cameras and 17 per cent have app-controlled locks.

More than a fifth of adults will be looking to update their homes with smart lights, thermostats, and security cameras in the coming months.

For more information on Yale’s involvement with Smart Home Week visit: www.smarthomeweek.co.uk

A poll of 2,000 adults found 57 per cent of homes now have some sort of smart device to control appliances such as the lights, security, kettle or vacuum cleaner.

The majority of smart home owners use their tech while inside the property, more than one in six use the smart tech remotely - to set the heating or put on the kettle before returning home – daily.

Forty five per cent of those polled have every intention of making their home even smarter, with half of adults believing this will save them time and money in the long run.

The research was carried out to mark the start of Smart Home Week, which runs today, 20th to 26th May,  supported by Yale and other leading brands including, Amazon, Google, Philips Hue, Ring, Samsung SmartThings, tado and Swinton Insurance.

TV and social media tech guru Jason Bradbury, who is fronting the campaign said: “Smart tech is no longer just for gadget lovers; homeowners are starting to realise that technical updates are making homes cheaper and more efficient to run than ever before.

“As such, even those who aren’t entirely comfortable with fancy gadgets are starting to spend their money on technology to improve the home.

“Adults are coming to realise smart technology can reduce energy consumption, save money, offer unprecedented levels of security, and convenience.”

The study shows 33 per cent own app-controlled exterior cameras and 17 per cent have app-controlled locks.

More than a fifth of adults will be looking to update their homes with smart lights, thermostats, and security cameras in the coming months.

For more information on Yale’s involvement with Smart Home Week visit: www.smarthomeweek.co.uk