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In my opinion, "smart switches" are a natural progression of the current switch. I assume when switch-activated fireplaces first arrived people wondered "is it safe to have a fire that is activated via a mere flip of a switch?" Use common sense, and treat the smart switch with the same care as you would your current switch. Lastly, I cannot speak to your ...


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There is no 'standard practice' for this sort of application to date. Simple, insecure, remote electrical switching is accepted practice - provided the switch hardware complies with the normal electrical safety regulations. Any gas-powered device ought to be designed to be safe in unattended operation, with blow-out detection, etc. so there should not be ...


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As with all smart devices it completely depends on their security level. As such you have to evaluate the security level of the specific smart switch to determine its safety level. If the smart switch is adequately secured one could reasonably consider it a better solution because you are able to disable your fireplace from without the confines of your own ...


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