Amdea, the British Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances, partners with top tech firms to launch new consumer guide to the smart home. The new publication, “Safer and Smarter Home: Benefits and Myths”, which builds on the first guide, “Your Guide to a Safer, Smarter Home”, highlights to consumers examples of the benefits of smart home devices and dispels some common myths that consumers may have.
It was produced and published by The Smart Technology Product Safety Stakeholder Group, which was established by Electrical Safety First and DLA Piper in March 2019 to discuss topics that are relevant to product safety in the IoT or smart technology sector and to develop and promote industry best practice. It is a multi-lateral group comprising a broad range of businesses and organisations operating in the smart home space at all points in the supply chain.
«Many people would welcome the benefits from making their home ‘smarter’ – said Martyn Allen, technical director at Electrical Safety First and co-chair of the group – but there is so much misinformation about smart products and how to get them installed correctly. This new guide provides information and guidance, and busts a few of the common myths that may exist when buying and using smart home devices. This ultimately will help consumers in the UK make better and more confident decisions when planning their smart home.»