Smart homes catch pace in NCR
Imagine you log on to your Facebook account and get to see the number of electricity units consumed by each and every equipment in your home. Welcome to the world of Smart Homes. This is not a distant possibility any more. Real estate developers in the National Capital Region (NCR) are introducing several smart features in their projects.
These features are intelligent and efficient. For instance, a basement parking may not require full-scale lighting through-out the evening. So, the lights would remain dim when there is no movement in the parking area and gain intensity the moment you enter your car or when somebody moves in.
The same would apply to your home as well. Lights will be switched on automatically when you enter a room and switched off automatically when no one is there. “Smart homes provide unique benefits to apartment owners including access control, asset tracking, automated number plate recognition, building management systems, intercom and door entry systems, unified communications, smart home energy management and boom barrier control,” says Abhay Kumar, chairman and managing director, Grihapravesh Buildteck Pvt Ltd.
“It has been observed that use of intelligent and energy efficient devices help save energy by more than 30 per cent,” says HS Singh, chairman and managing director, Radius Group. A user can actually get to know how much electricity an air-conditioner is consuming and could adjust consumption accordingly.
Devices in a smart home could be operated remotely. Therefore, a user can switch devices on or off from remote locations. Even curtains could be programmed so that they roll up or down automatically in the morning and evening.
“In India, the concept of ‘smart homes’ has started gaining popularity only recently in major cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore particularly catering to the requirements of the higher level section and even gadget-oriented and tech savvy professionals,” says RK Arora, chairman and managing director, Supertech.
“Along with energy efficiency, smart homes also come equipped with advanced safety and security features. “The ‘smart home technology uses touch-screen, motion sensors, security camera, security alarm, wi-fi connectivity so that occupants not only see the visitor on security camera but can also have a view of their home, right from their work place or anywhere in the city at just a click of a button,” adds Arora.
Posted on October 17, 2013, in Real Estate and tagged Faridabad, Flats In Greater Noida, Flats in Noida, Properties in Delhi NCR, Properties in Greater Noida, Real Estate Company in India, Real Estate India, Sanjay Rastogi, Sanjay Rastogi Builder, Sanjay Rastogi Builders. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.