Screwfix

Screwfix talks smart homes in preparation for the future

  • 22 Aug 2018

With connected devices in the home becoming increasingly popular, Rhian Bartlett, Trading Director at Screwfix looks at the latest home automation trends and the many benefits that digital technology can bring to our homes. 

To meet this increasing demand for integrated smart technology in homes, Screwfix is on hand with the latest products and state-of-the-art devices, with security, lighting, heating, and entertainment control top of the list.

Rhian Bartlett, Trading Director at Screwfix, said: “Smart Home Week reports that 24 per cent of UK customers have already begun their Smart Home journey, by buying devices such as the Amazon Alexa and Google Home. As homeowners are becoming more tuned in to the benefits of monitoring their energy efficiency they’re adding on products which measure energy expenditure. These smart devices are being used to create a healthier home environment, and save bill-payers money in the process, so our customers need to be able to get their hands on the latest products.”

Screwfix offers the Philips Hue White Wireless Light Bulb Starter Kit (£59.99) – a simple smart light bulb that works with a range of devices. Up to 10 lights and lamps can be connected to be easily brightened or dimmed via smartphone or tablet.

In addition, also available are big name smart controllers, like the Nest Smart Thermostat and Hot Water Control (£209.99). These devices enable users to remotely control heating and hot water and help users to comply with energy-related product legislation brought in from 6th April 2018, requiring all new boiler installations to have a timer and thermostat control.

Gadgets from Screwfix, such as the plug-in “TP-Link Powerline Starter Kit” (29.99), have the ability to turn an existing wiring system into a high-speed network with no drilling or re-wiring required. The device helps eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots so everywhere in the home is covered.

It is expected that over the next few years more and more homes will become smart. Rhian explains: “If we look at heating controls, many homeowners are opting to contract tradespeople to repair these with traditional parts, instead of replacing with smart choices when they break down. Awareness and understanding of the smart home is high, so whilst customers are spending time getting used to the current technology and how to integrate it into their daily lives, smart homes are already becoming mainstream.”

To find out more about the Smart Home products on offer at Screwfix you can visit the website or pick up a catalogue in store.

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