Smart homes are not just about fancy gadgets, says Lutron

Smart homes are still an alien concept to many home users in Singapore, despite the country being one of the most wired up in the world. The reason – home owners often find the technology unfamiliar and deem the costs too high.

That is about to change, say a new wave of smart home vendors using technologies that will bring costs down through the same mass market mechanics as PCs and smartphones.

One of them, lighting control company Lutron Electronics, has been developing automated lights, sensor-based dimming and remote controlled window shades which don’t require an electrician to install.

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