O2 is going from smartphones to smart homes with the launch of a new service that will let users operate their heating and lighting from their mobile.


O2 Home will also offer connected plugs to control any device, cameras, intruder alarms and more all controlled via an app from whereever you are and which can react to your return home using GPS technology.

The mobile operator is the first in the UK to get into the much-hyped connected home space, which is expected to be worth £150bn by 2020, and comes from a tie-up with AT&T in the US where it has already attracted millions of customers.

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