Customer perspective on the utility of connected devices in daily life in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016

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Heating system automatically switch off or to energy efficient setting when leaving22%35%22%9%12%
Check home security cameras remotely and be alerted when required22%31%24%10%13%
Able to control heating remotely19%35%21%11%13%
Turn lights on and off remotely via smartphone17%32%20%14%16%
Control surveillance monitors at home remotely16%29%29%12%13%
Place washing in the machine and leave it, allowing the machine to scan16%24%25%18%17%
Change the level and type of light according to time of day12%30%21%14%15%
Touchscreen on fridge door for shopping lists12%23%24%19%22%
View fridge contents via smart devices12%24%23%18%23%
Control all home appliances via a single smartphone app12%26%25%17%20%
Instruct coffee machine to make coffee through phone11%20%24%21%24%
Link diary and online shopping to access through fridge10%19%26%21%24%
Washing machine ordering in more detergent when running low9%16%23%27%26%

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This statistic displays the degree of perceived utility and the desire of respondents for smart devices in their daily lives in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. The majority of positive responses are concentrated on energy efficiency and home security.
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Release date
July 2016
United Kingdom
Survey time period
May 2016
Number of respondents
2,076 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
UK consumers
Supplementary notes
The source does not provide information as to why the percentage points do not add up to 100 percent.

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