A Smart Home Starts with a Broadband Plan
By now, you should have heard of Singapore’s vision towards a smart nation. Essentially, the Singapore government hope to harness infocomm technology, network and data towards building a better living environment, build stronger communities and create more opportunities.
While the Smart Nation Vision involves various aspects of incorporating technoclogy into our everyday lives, a special segment seeks to focus on using smart technoloies to improve how we live.
Already, HDB has launched its first smart homes on sale in May 2015. The Punggol Northshore district — one of Punggol Eco Town’s seven waterfront housing districts would be the first to trial smart technologies. But if you are into automating certain functions in your home, such as being able to remotely switch off your lights and air-conditioner when you left home, you do not need to invest in one of these smart homes to enjoy such functions. In fact, with a single broadband plan, you are on your way to creating your own smart home in the comfort of your current place.
ViewQuest, which first launched the world’s fastest broadband plan with speed up to 2GBps last year, is now hoping to help consumers upgrade their homes with certain smart home features. Just 2 months back, the company said that it help help home owners set up their smart homes for free when they subscribe to a fibre broadband line. They are providing 1Gbps plans starting at $65 per month.
Currently, the company’s e-store are offering some smart home appliances, such as the Netgear Arlo Security System that provides the user to see live and recorded HD video anytime and anywhere via the Arlo mobile app. The motion sensors would automativally send alert to your phone when movement is detected!
Another of such cool smart product is the Amazon Echo – a voice command device designed around your voice and is able to answer your question, play msuci and control devices according to your commands. So if you’ve forgotten to switch off your lights or telelvision after leaving home, you can switch it off easily with this product!
In fact, this is just a first step towards a smarter home. In future, you can expect such functions to be integrated into your home living space. Can you imagine the help it can bring to you and I? Other than great savings on electricity and utilities, it can even monitor potential dangers such as fire or gas leaks and send out the appropriate alerts to you.
So if you want to test out some of these smart technologies and your broadband subsciption requires a renewal, you might want to try seeking out the plans from ViewQuest!