How About Smart Homes In Smart Cities?

With Indian Prime minister’s vision of smart cities and with the ministry of Urban development identifying new and existing locations to be converted to smart cities, the next question is, will it house smart homes too.

Smart cities will have intelligent social, economic and physical infrastructure in place facilitating better management of water, transport, energy resources, safety, security and traffic management systems. With Rs. 7, 060 allocated in the recent budget, the initiatives of smart cities have attracted maximum attention from the IT sector because of the heavy reliance of the project on ICT.

By January 2015, Electronic city of Bangalore is proposed to turn smart being the first project of its kind, Tumkur being the next location. With conversion of smart cities, the question that pops up is, will the homes be smart as well. With the city’s hard infrastructural layout becoming smart, the performance of the city will certainly go up. But one can’t deny that the smallest unit of a city is its home or apartment. It can’t be denied that urban performance depends greatly not only on the city’s infrastructural endowment but also on the quality of knowledge communication and its availability, social infrastructure and the ease of intellectual capital flows. A smart home does exactly that.

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A smart home can enable a householder to put an end to all worries and a quick glance in one’s smartphone or tablet can assure one of all accessibility of house appliances and control of the environment too. With the command of the house owner, either by voice, tablet or smartphone, or remote control, all appliances that uses electricity can be regulated. Most of the applications that can be regulated relates to home safety and security, entertainment and home theater, information systems, lighting and even thermostat regulations. Smart cities are characterized by smart usage of water, energy, mobility, information technology, business, city planning, governance and citizenry and smart buildings. Smart building houses smart homes and therefore is a sure step forward in making the cities smarter.

The trend of the industry suggests that demand for smart homes is catching up in India too. Although restricted to luxury segment and the rich, the automation is in few amenities like intelligent sound sensing, lighting and smart kitchens, the demand for such homes are increasing. Although in India, it is an emerging concept, the reasons of establishment of such concepts are certainly evident.

The trifling little doubts of a householder about whether the kitchen light is switched off, the burner is off, or the security alarm activated, can all be solved through smart homes. Even someone falling off in the bathroom while taking a shower or someone breaking in to the house during your absence can also be tracked and redressed remotely.

Despite such growing enthusiasm, there are of course certain challenges of automation too.

Sensitivity of Prices:
If Indians have to use such gadgets, the products has to be customized and innovated which goes for high prices and Indian market place being price sensitive and under developed, buyers wary about their investment if there isn’t a compelling value proposition. Thus sellers are compelled to cut corners and this this is a vicious circle that the market faces.

Lack of awareness:
A constant effort for strengthening the value proposition is required as Indian customers are not aware about benefits of a smart home and its perceived value. This entails for dedicated marketing efforts of the concept from the vendor’s end.

Lack of a proper ecosystem:
Smart homes being a new concept, there is no ecosystem of integrators or support providers. Thus the vendors face an enormous challenge of a new product introduction in a price competitive market with no ecosystem to support.

Disarray in the real-estate market:
In this fragmented state of real-estate market conditions that it’s facing for the past few years, industry players need time to sell this commodity as a necessity as it is still perceived as luxury.

With time, smart homes might become a widespread reality in India. What do you have in mind?

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7 thoughts on “How About Smart Homes In Smart Cities?

  1. So smart city, bangalore one of them cause, around out of 100% 60%people are completely educated , working in big MNC , knows about technology and also the people are technology oriented . Here i am coming for dramz gk infra , one of smart and trustworthy real estate company in Bangalore . Because this has around like 500 happy customers in their palm. Now these people are trying to make it large by giving the flats with a very reasonable price or which is very low according to market price .

  2. Bengaluru is metro city and it is always very precious to get home in metro cities or we can say smart cities. Lots of growth opportunities are available in Bengaluru; many people are migrating from different parts of India to settle down in Bengaluru. Direct connectivity is available to reach from one part to another part..

  3. Smart cities like Bangalore, Mumbai etc should surely have smart homes too. The smartest way of selecting home is opting for luxury home builders like Embassy, Prestige group, Adarsh builders and the list goes on. In my opinion Embassy stands out as the best.

  4. In Bangalore recently the demand for individual homes are increasing. So indirectly demand of smart cities also will increase. It is a good sign for Bangalore real estate people.

  5. Smart homes in smart cities are very expensive because that is specially constructed for individuals, based on smart and top most cities the prices of the smart homes are very high. So that builder’s demands also increased to construct individual smart homes because they may know business people can easily buy…

  6. By hearing name only we can think that in the Smart cities there should be smart homes so that affects to the new visitants of those smart cities.. Everyone feels to live in cities and in smart homes, these all credit goes to the real estate builders because they only think and construct Smart homes to make smart city.

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