Imagine if you could have your coffee or tea (just the way you like it!) ready the moment you wake up, and your air-conditioning switched on to just the right temperature before you return home from work. While such “smart” homes may seem rather futuristic, the truth is, such technology is already available in the market.
Not only has the Singapore government made smart homes a priority as part of its Smart Nation initiative, surveys have also shown a considerable demand for smart home solutions.
In a recent survey conducted by Keppel Land with over 250 people aged 25 to 40 years old in Singapore, more than 70% of the respondents prefer to have smart home features in their home. The top three items on their wish list were smart security features including digital locks, smart automation and control of home fittings like lightings and air-conditioners, followed by energy monitoring systems, all of which are controllable via smartphones.