Smart devices are being utilized around the world, but as a bastion of technology and innovation, the United Kingdom is home to some of the most cutting-edge and game-changing smart products. To be sure, these are devices that are completely redefining the way the home is controlled and interacted with, and at present, over 85% of United Kingdom residents own at least one smart device. Experts expect this number to surpass 90% in the near future.
To help UK residents stay up-to-date with the latest smart-device trends, let’s take a look at some of the top smart products available today!
Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and a plethora of mobile phones, the Nest Thermostat is manufactured by Nest, a subsidiary of Google, and it allows users to remotely control their water heaters, cooling systems, and heating systems. For said users, this means that adjusting indoor temperatures is a breeze, saving money is easy, and peace of mind is abundant. Stated in short, Nest Thermostat is worth buying for its energy-saving benefits alone; other perks include the ability to optimize comfort.
Phillips has debuted a new smart light bulb collection, Hue, which allows users to change the brightness of their lights, monitor their energy usage, change the color of their lights, and power their lights on and off remotely, via smartphone and Amazon Alexa. Forgetting to turn the lights off—and being forced to pay exorbitant electricity bills—is becoming an issue of the past for UK residents, thanks to the ample capabilities of Phillips Hue.
Ring Doorbell 2
Last, but certainly not least, the Ring Doorbell 2 is taking the UK by storm. The Wi-Fi-connected doorbell comes equipped with a speaker and a high-definition camera, which means that users can see who’s ringing their doorbell, speak with these individuals, and most notably of all, record security threats—thieves, vandals, and other such criminals. With Ring, UK homeowners can keep an eye on security threats remotely, in addition to enjoying many convenience benefits from the comfort of home. It’s never been easier to answer the door and dissuade would-be criminals from making trouble.
The United Kingdom is a bastion of smart-technology growth, and given the rapid pace of development, there’s no telling what the future will bring. At present, the listed devices are being purchased and used by more individuals with each passing day. There is also the possibility of home builders using these products!