The term ‘smart home’ has been around for a while – but what does it really mean?
In a nutshell, it’s when your home and the appliances and devices inside it are connected to the internet and each other.
From security cameras to heating systems, microwaves to washing machines, fridges to lights, they’re all linked to apps on your phone and to voice assistants – enabling you to control them wherever you are. They’re connected to the home too, meaning they respond to what’s going on around them.
While some smart home products could be seen as a little gimmicky, an increasing number of people are seeing the benefits of being connected. And decreased energy consumption is one of the big ones.