Smart energy is the number one driver for Smart Home installations

Recent research has discovered that smart energy is the number one driver for Smart Home installations – ahead of smart security, entertainment, convenience and health .
Sales figures for Internet of Things (IoT) heating devices in the UK show the increasing adoption of this new technology, with sales growing by 3000% since 2010 and volumes set to rise by a massive 40% in 2016 .
Overall awareness is also high with 57% of UK consumers now aware of what a ‘Smart’ or ‘Connected Home’ is, so it’s vital that heating engineers and electricians are not getting left behind with the smart home revolution.
Simon May, Product Manager at Drayton, said: “Internet connected heating controls have been around for a number of years now, but we have really seen an increase in adoption of these systems over the last twelve months.
“Heating engineers and electricians can no longer ignore these systems, and by offering smart thermostats to their customers they can open up a potentially lucrative new revenue stream.”
Devices such as intelligent thermostats, controls and metering come under the smart energy umbrella, covering areas such as space and water heating and lighting.
For ease of use and installation Drayton recommends its miGenie range of internet connected heating control packs – known as Wishes.
Products contained within the miGenie Wishes are wireless, pre-bound and boast an industry standard backplate, meaning they are easy to retrofit and can be installed in ten minutes.
For more information about miGenie and Drayton’s range of products, follow @DraytonHeating on Twitter, visit http://www.draytoncontrols.co.uk or call 0333 6000 622.