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Five Ways Tech is Revolutionising Home Automation

Home automation is on the rise across the globe and South Africa is swiftly following suit. It’s easy to see why, as tomorrow’s tech savvy consumers can easily control energy efficiency, ensure safety, and reduce their carbon footprint, conveniently from the palm of their hands thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).

 

The state of smart home adoption in SA

South Africa lags behind the world in smart home ownership, with a 23% gap between South African and global consumers when it comes to embracing the use of internet-connected devices to enable the remote monitoring and management of appliances and systems

Up your home’s IQ with a smart plug

As digital developments become part of our daily lives, smart homes are no longer a thing of the future, but a reality of the present. The aim: to make life more convenient by having our homes working for us and around our schedules. Now, your day could start like this: As your alarm goes off at 6am, your bedside lamp turns on simultaneously. It’s winter, so your heater has been switched on an hour before you wake up, ensuring that it’s not too cold for venturing out of bed.

How to save money with a smart home

The cost of living in South Africa is skyrocketing, with headline Consumer Price Inflation projected at 5.5% in 2022, according to a recently released forecast by the Bureau for Economic Research (BER). Rising electricity prices, high domestic food inflation and elevated fuel prices are expected to be the key sources of inflationary pressure this year. With this in mind, it is vital for South Africans to save money where they can and become more energy efficient to minimise cost implications.

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