Sharjah's Arada to standardise smart homes on its $6.53bn development
Arada Smart Home technology will be added free of charge to all Misk Apartments at Aljada
Arada has announced that Sharjah is set to welcome its first smart homes, as the UAE developer prepares to roll out next-generation technology at its $6.53bn (AED24bn) megaproject, Aljada.
The Arada Smart Home technology will be introduced in every unit of the luxury Misk Apartments buildings in the 24 million square foot city, providing benefits and energy cost savings to homeowners.
In the process, Arada has also become the first developer in the UAE to launch smart home technology as standard throughout a single project, it claims.
The smart home system will allow buyers access to a number of features, ranging from remote front-door access and 24-hour video security through their mobile phones, to the ability to amend temperature and lighting, as well as managing utilities.
Homeowners will also be able to switch to their favourite mood lighting, enable motion sensors within their apartments, and open and close blinds and curtains remotely. Each of these features can also be controlled by voice activation as well.
Arada is adding this new technology to each unit free of charge and it will be operated by a centrally managed and well secured building monitoring system.
The Arada Smart Home technology will be available to view at the Cityscape Global real estate exhibition in Dubai between 2-4 October this year.
HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, vice chairman of ARADA said: “One of Arada’s core aims is to be a leader in the field of forward-thinking and sustainable development. Not only will the Arada Smart Home system allow residents greater peace of mind due to round-the-clock visibility of their homes, it will also allow them to save money by monitoring their electricity usage more closely, which in turn results in a reduced impact on the environment. This is yet another sign that ARADA is determined to break new boundaries when it comes to delivering security, efficiency and convenience for our customers.”