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Smart home technology

October 20, 2023
Information published was correct at the time of writing

Increased security, comfort, convenience and peace of your mind...

In 2023, smart homes have become a common sight in neighbourhoods. As we continue to embrace digitalisation, more and more households are transitioning towards a future where internet-enabled devices reign supreme.

The evolution of smart home technology has enabled homeowners to automate and control nearly every aspect of their homes. This has increased security, comfort, convenience and peace of mind.

Here are some of the most popular smart home technologies:

Voice-activated assistants and entertainment systems: Devices like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home have become popular. These devices allow users to control other smart home devices with voice commands, making it easier to adjust the temperature, turn off lights, play music, set reminders and more. They also act as intermediaries to compatible smart home technology like soundbars, smart TVs and computers.

Smart energy and thermostats: Smart thermostats are an excellent way to reduce energy bills while maintaining a comfortable home temperature. They learn your schedule and preferences, adjusting the temperature automatically to save on heating and energy costs. Users can control them with smartphones or voice assistants, allowing for easy adjustments from anywhere.

Smart lighting: Smart lighting allows users to control their home lighting in more ways than just turning them on or off. Users can adjust brightness and colour and schedule lights to turn on at specific times. This contributes to the ambience and helps conserve energy by using lights only when needed.

Smart security systems: These systems include more than just alarms. They also encompass sensors, smart cameras, keyless locks and video doorbells that enhance home security, especially while homeowners are away.

Smart appliances and functional extras: From smart fridges to smart ovens and washing machines, these appliances offer significant benefits. Users can control them remotely, programme washing cycles or customise reminders to order shopping when the fridge empties.

There are also innovative smart appliances like smart shower heads, robot cleaners and smart lawnmowers that help with water consumption, cleaning and garden maintenance.


As technology evolves, more off-the-shelf smart home products are likely to become more readily available. Now is an excellent time to start upgrading your home with this game-changing technology that makes life easier, saves energy and maximises return on investment.

With smart technology advancing so rapidly, it can be challenging to keep up with the broad range of products that could be utilised in your home. But fear not, because these excellent innovative ideas are worth considering if you want to upgrade your home’s technology.

Don’t forget, our professional friendly advisors are on hand to support you and can help you explore all of your options.

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