advice on smart appliances

Just how good are smart appliances? I’ve heard a lot about the internet of things and how with more and more connected devices, we can have more control and ultimately simplify everything in life. Is this a fair assessment? Are smart appliances beneficial or a waste of money? I’d love to hear the honest thoughts of a professional on the matter. Thanks!

Asked by June on 16th Aug 2020
Expert Trade Answers
"Are you thinking of Home automation and Nest or Hive and doing stuff such as controlling your boiler and CCTV and security lighting remotely from your mobile whilst you are away from home. If this is the case then I can tell it is not a waste of money and it is the future. As an electrician I have actually fallen behind in this particular field but I intend to undergo training in home automation. It is a relatively new field which is only going to expand and is definitely not a waste of money."
Answered on 16th Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"Here are some cool things you can do with smart appliances: Get an alert if your refrigerator door is open Look inside of your refrigerator without opening the door and wasting energy each time a family member wants a snack."
Answered on 14th Jul 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
"Depends on your budget and what you want to control with your smart phone/table or Alexia.
You can automate literally everything in your house, Luton & Control 4 are the top automation set up but it will cost you lot of money, you can buy devises from Amazon to control, light, heating, speaker etc.. for very few pounds."
Answered on 18th Dec 2020 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
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