Amazon.co.uk has launched a store dedicated to home automation products.
The store features more than 1,000 connected and ‘smart’ products including lighting, home monitoring, security, temperature control, health and fitness, energy management and entertainment systems.
The products are divided into six categories:
- Energy Management, covering light bulbs, thermometers, outlets and accessories, current switches and lighting control modules.
- Monitoring and Security, including security cameras, webcams, door hardware, unlocking security systems, household scanners and alarms.
- Home Automation Controllers and Network Accessories, for more advanced home automation infrastructures using gateways, tablets, routers, modems, power line network adapters and network attached storage (NAS).
- Ease of Use, for devices such as robot vacuum cleaners, mobile/garage door locking, mobile lawn and garden care, and mobile controlled lighting.
- Entertainment and Home Audio, spanning connected TVs, Blu-Ray players, streaming media players and home audio systems.
"From security cameras to robotic vacuums and wireless sound systems, it's now possible to control your entire home at the touch of a button," commented Xavier Garambois, VP of EU retail at Amazon.
"Customers can even ensure their house is the perfect temperature and their favourite song is playing as they walk through the front door.
“With fast delivery direct to home or work, it's never been easier to bring the future into your home."
James Bate, home improvement store manager at Amazon.co.uk, added: "The home automation store has been designed to help customers make their lives as simple and comfortable as possible – whether it's a robotic lawnmower to smarten up the garden while you're on holiday or an intelligent light bulb that gradually brightens to wake you up in the morning.
“Smart home products can even help save money through clever energy management.
"The focus isn't just on products, however, but also assisting customers in navigating home technology with expert buying guides and reviews from fellow customers."
For more information about the home automation market, read PCR's feature on the sector, or read our interview with renowned IBM Master Inventor and home automation proponent Andy Standford-Clark – who claims it will soon be the norm.