Starting with an executive condominium (EC) in Sembawang, Singapore’s aim to become a smart nation will take shape in the smart-home units which allow home owners to remotely control household appliances such as air conditioners using their mobile devices.
The 632-unit The Visionaire EC in Canberra Link will feature cutting edge technology in a partnership with Samsung. Home owners will also be able to control access of visitors, monitor their homes through cameras and control locking systems to their homes using smart devices. The features are however not compulsory, they will allow owners who are not comfortable with the features to opt out.
The executive condominium is developed by Qingjian Realty and prices look to be set between $750 to $800 psf. The units will be made available by 23rd of April and there will be a range of 721 sq ft 2-bedders to 1,581 sq ft four-bedders for buyers to choose from.
On the new-technology front, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and City Development (CDL) have also partnered up to set up 2 laboratories to research and develop energy-efficient homes with features such as noise-pollution masking, solar panels energy-harnessing and pollution-inhibiting systems. The $2.25million donation from CDL will support the NUS-CDL Smart Green Home which will be ready by December 2017.