My name is Kirsty Fuller and I am currently writing my third year dissertation project for the University of Gloucestershire on autmomated homes and whether - due to the slow development of the technology, considering the concept of it was developed in the fifties - whether it has an integral place in the average domestic home.

Therefore I would be very grateful to anyone, over the age of 18 who lives within England, who could complete the following questionnaire and email it back to me, preferably as a word or text doc, at s0207596@glos.ac.uk.

If you have any questions before or during completing the questionnaire, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you
Kirsty Fuller

1. What type of home do you own?

Apartment [ ]

Semi-detached [ ]

Detached [ ]

2. Was it a self-build?

No [ ]

Yes [ ]

3. How many bedrooms does you home have?

One [ ]

Two [ ]

Three [ ]

Four [ ]

More than Four [ ]

4. How long have you had automated technology integrated into your home?

Less then a year [ ]

One-two years [ ]

Two-three years [ ]

Three–four years [ ]

Four- five years [ ]

More than Five years [ ]

5. What type of automated technology do you have in your home?

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6. Why did you choose to incorporate smart home technology into your home?

Potential economical savings [ ]

Ecological Benefits [ ]

Security Benefits [ ]

You have an interest in
Modern technology [ ]

A Friend had it [ ]

Other [ ]
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7. Do you feel integrating automated technology into your home has had a significant benefit to the running of your home?

No [ ] - Go to question 4

Yes [ ] - Go to question 3

8. If ‘Yes’, in what ways do you feel the running of your home has benefited?

Economical Savings [ ]
(for example, you have automated motion-detection lights which save money as they turn themselves off when no one is in the room)
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Ecological Benefits [ ] – Go to question 5
(for example, as in the example above, you have automated technology which is beneficial to the environment, eg, automated light which turn themselves off when not required- saving fossil fuels)
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Security Benefits [ ]
(for example, once again as in the previous examples, you have motion detection lights which, when turning on would give you an earlier warning of intruders)

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Other [ ]
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9. If ‘No’, are there any specific reasons you feel this is so?

No [ ] – Go to question 7

Yes [ ] – Go to question 7
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10. If you feel that integrating automated technology into your home has had economical savings, do you feel that these savings have outweighed the initial costs of the technology?

No [ ]

Yes [ ]

11. Do you or any members of your house-hold have problems using the automated technology integrated into your home, in particular user-interfaces?

No [ ]

Yes [ ]
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12. On average, do guests adapt to using your automated home technology, in particular user interfaces?

Yes [ ]

No [ ]
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13. Did you find the automated technology incorporated into your home easy to use from the onset?

Yes [ ]

No [ ]
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14. Finally, do you have any comments you would like to make on how beneficial you have found integrating automated technology into your home has been and how easy you and guests to your home found adapting to the technology.
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All information given in this questionnaire will be treated anonymously and with complete confidentiality in accordance to the Data Protection Act. However, if you do not object to being contacted, through email, for more information on your thoughts and feelings on your automated technology, please supply your name and email address below.

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Thank you for taking time to complete this questionnaire