Property developer Qingjian Realty has partnered Samsung Asia to integrate smart living technology into its future developments as these innovations become commercially-available.
Valued at up to $4 million, the deal will see Samsung providing smart appliances like built-in kitchen appliances, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators to homeowners.
For instance, the technology will allow them to operate their washing machines remotely, at the touch of a smart device.
Qingjian is believed to be the first developer in Singapore to embark on such features, and plans for these to be offered in an upcoming executive condominium (EC) in Sembawang to be launched in 2016.
As part of the agreement, owners of Qingjian developments that are expected to obtain TOP from 2015 will also be able to purchase Samsung appliances at preferred rates.
“What we aim to do is to start anticipating and building today the smart Qingjian home that you will be receiving the keys to in three to five years. One that already has the latest technology and infrastructure to integrate with your smart lifestyle at that point in time,” said Li Jun, General Manager, Qingjian.
In anticipation of rapid technological improvements, Qingjian hopes to ‘future-proof’ its new launches by incorporating the necessary infrastructure to support smart homes as they are constructed. This would ensure that buyers are able to plug into the smart home immediately.
Going forward, the partners hope to take this technology further, and will leverage on the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable homeowners to better integrate their technology with personal smart devices.
To date, China-based Qingjian has launched more than 5,000 residential units in Singapore.
Last year, the developer unveiled two EC projects – Bellewoods at Woodlands and Bellewaters in Sengkang.
Both projects will yield over 1,200 apartments and include CoSpace Flexi units that is trademark to Qingjian. The optional layout allows buyers to reconfigure and customise their living spaces to suit different lifestyle needs.
Image: (From left) Qingjian’s General Manager Li Jun and Executive Director Song Xiu Yi, and Samsung Asia’s President Stephen Suh and Enterprise Business General Manager Andy Sim viewing Samsung’s video on smart homes of the future.