Smart homes on the rise in Australia – Technology Decisions
One in four Australian houses are considered â€˜smart homesâ€™, according to a study by ServiceSeeking.com.au.
Heating, air conditioning, lighting, audio systems, surveillance cameras and computers are controlled remotely via the internet in these smart homes.
â€œAdvancing technology means Australians are becoming increasingly connected â€” even in the home. Smart homes save time and money and are even good for the environment,â€ said ServiceSeeking.com.au CEO Jeremy Levitt.
â€œNot only do you cut costs by being in control of your house at all times, but you also cut down on your energy usage, something thatâ€™s really important to many environmentally conscious Australians.â€
According to a report by the Energy Supply Association of Australia, Australians are using smart home technology to move into the future and are also the world leaders in household solar panels.
ServiceSeeking.com.auâ€™s survey showed that 29% of households have solar panels. In addition, 60% of customers found their solar panels reduced their energy bills by 20â€“40%.
â€œSolar panels, like smart homes, are a worthwhile investment â€” not only will your bills go down and the environment benefit, but your home will increase in value too,â€ said Levitt.
The data is from a survey of more than 2200 ServiceSeeking.com.au customers.
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