Smart homes on the rise in Australia


By Technology Decisions Staff
Tuesday, 14 February, 2017


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One in four Australian houses are considered ‘smart homes’, 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.

“Advancing technology means Australians are becoming increasingly connected — even in the home. Smart homes save time and money and are even good for the environment,” said ServiceSeeking.com.au CEO Jeremy Levitt.

“Not 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 that’s really important to many environmentally conscious Australians.”

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.au’s survey showed that 29% of households have solar panels. In addition, 60% of customers found their solar panels reduced their energy bills by 20–40%.

“Solar panels, like smart homes, are a worthwhile investment — not only will your bills go down and the environment benefit, but your home will increase in value too,” said Levitt.

The data is from a survey of more than 2200 ServiceSeeking.com.au customers.

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