As the apartment market in Vietnam is becoming saturated, real estate developers are trying to improve competitiveness of their products by integrating smarthome technology.
With smart device prices on the decrease and convenience on the rise, the smarthome market is expected to develop rapidly with the growth rate of 20-30 percent per annum in the next 10 years.
Most recently, an apartment project advertised as running with ‘smart management technology’ was marketed in Binh Duong province.
Residents can install management devices connected to a smartphone. The warnings will be sent to apartment owners’ smartphones and they can then seek help from the building’s management board or turn off their electrical devices via their smartphones.
The project developer said the smart management technology was created specifically for the project by Dien Quang Lamp JSC.
Some days ago, at a project in Hanoi, potential customers could enjoy the space of the futuristic apartments thanks to virtual interactive technology.
As residents in apartments, buyers will be able to use ride hailing apps and e-wallet service specifically designed for residents, or use apps to satisfy their needs for food, housekeepers and transportation.
According to Vu Dinh Tuan from the HCMC Information Technology University, a smart apartment is equipped with interior furniture automatically controlled from a distance with high technology via computers or smartphones.
Automatic devices are integrated with interior furniture which helps them connect with each other and operate on a scheduled basis. The devices can work even when owners of smart houses are away.
However, smarthome quality not only depends on hi-tech devices, but also on design and other factors. Real estate developers, from the very beginning, need to consider the matters related to the space, interior furniture, common utility systems and intelligent operation management to be sure that all factors exist in harmony.
“Smart solutions must be implemented right when the construction begins, and cannot be applied for completed projects,” he explained.
The smarthome market in Vietnam remains small, but many world famous brands are present here, including Siemens from Germany, Schneider from France, and Smart 4g and TIS Smart Home from the US.
Besides, Vietnamese brands such as BKAV Smarthome, Lumi and Acis are also well known. Of these, BKAV has been developing smarthome solutions for many years.
Do Anh Tuan, chair of Sunshine Group, specializing in developing smart devices for apartments, said technological solutions not only save money in the long term, but also helps improve the transparency of the market.