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Over 50% UK public not ready to leave house, says Samsung

Samsung SmartThings research reveals concerns about getting back to normal

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As the UK reopens and life gradually returns to ‘normal’, new research commissioned by Samsung SmartThings has revealed that many people are experiencing natural concerns when they leave the house, with half (50%) of the population admitting they are not fully comfortable leaving the house.

And despite the nation’s longing for social gatherings during the pandemic, it appears that Brits have gotten used to the convenience of being at home with nearly half (47%) stating they actually “enjoyed” being at home during lockdown.

The new research has also revealed that with over a year of having everything within arm’s reach, a quarter (24%) now don’t know how they are going to keep their homes in order with the world opening up again. With many people wanting one less thing to worry about, a third (33%) say they want to be able to be connected and in control of their homes, appliances and track belongings remotely for that extra peace of mind, with nearly a half (48%) open to technologies to support.

“Our research has shown just how accustomed to being at home the UK population has become, and just as technology has helped get the nation through lockdown, it can also help people take small steps to get back out into the world, knowing their homes and connected devices are in their full control,” said Teg Dosanjh, director of connected services and technology, Samsung UK and Ireland.”

SmartThings is a free service which enables customers to control their homes and connected devices from the convenience of their smartphone, smartwatch, tablet or computer when on the go, helping to keep on top of things when leaving the house.