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Smart home technology is the future

21 September 2022

Two-thirds (68.5%) of Brits are likely to purchase a smart home product within the next two years...

New research has revealed that more than two-thirds (68.5%) of Brits are likely to purchase a smart home product within the next two years – and almost half (45.6%) would be more likely to purchase a home that has smart home technology installed. 

The research was conducted by global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures Legrand; the researchers interviewed 1,000 consumers and discovered that smart heating and energy controls, security, and gate/door entry technology are perceived to add most value to a home – opening up opportunities for those in the working across the electrical industry. With a connected home boom expected over the new few years, Legrand has also released a report outlining those opportunities to electrical professionals. 

Pascal Stutz, CEO at Legrand UK & Ireland, said: “There is more pressure than ever on electrical contractors, consultants and housebuilders to produce homes up to the high standards that consumers expect. Our latest research shows there is an opportunity for professionals, which is why we have created this report. We outline the barriers facing installers and housebuilders alike, as well as outline ways to overcome them.”

He added: “We are committed to being a partner to the electrical industry, improving lives by transforming the places we live, work and meet. For those working in the residential sector, we deliver this through our Connected Living products, expertise and training. The report is just one way we’re supporting the industry as we navigate our way to a more efficient and connected future in our homes.”

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