Online retailer Amazon has opened a storefront selling home automation products through its UK website following the launch of a US equivalent in September 2013.

The UK home automation 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.

Alongside energy management products such as light bulbs, thermometers, outlets and accessories, current switches and lighting control modules, the site also features buyers’ guides for Energy & Lighting.

James Bate, home improvement store manager at Amazon.co.uk, commented on the launch: “The home automation store has been designed to help customers make their lives as simple and comfortable as possible.

“Smart home products can even help save money through clever energy management.

He added: “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.”

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