SA smart exhibition home ready for visitors

Monday, 30 September, 2019

SA smart exhibition home ready for visitors

A smart exhibition home in Lightsview, Adelaide will demonstrate innovative ways that families can live, work and play moving into the future. South Australian home builder Regent Homes opened the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home developed in partnership with Clipsal by Schneider Electric and Stepney-based Envy Electrical and Automation.

The property — powered by technology provided by Clipsal by Schneider Electric, Google and Savant Home Automation — allows visitors to control the lighting, speakers, fans, curtains and television with the sound of their own voice.

“With people living such busy lives these days, there’s a real appetite out there for any type of technology that makes our lives easier and enhances the way we live in our homes,” said Regent Homes General Manager Ryan Gazzard.

“We’re thrilled to have Clipsal — another South Australian company — on board to showcase the potential of this technology.”

Data from emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte has shown that the Australian IoT-at-home market grew 57% over a 12-month period to $1.1 billion in 2018, and is forecast to reach $5.3 billion by 2023.

Schneider Electric Residential Building Manager Marcus Reilly said that everyday Australians are rapidly embracing smart home technology.

“With smart home technology becoming increasingly accessible to Australians, the launch of Regent Homes’ smart exhibition home is helping South Australians to imagine the benefits of a fully integrated home,” he said.

“Home automation can deliver improved energy efficiency and lower power bills, and we also find people are seeking improved safety for the family and the ability to easily create moods with lighting, blinds and music.”

With hundreds of visitors passing through the doors of the smart exhibition home since its opening, it’s clear South Australians are ready to embrace smart home technology.

“Since opening the home we’ve had hundreds of visitors come through and their feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Gazzard.

“This technology is resonating really well with customers, and I believe consumer interest in this area will keep increasing, as the technology is now within reach for all new home owners.”

The Regent Smart Home is open from 12 noon to 5 pm on weekends and public holidays, and from 1 to 5 pm on Monday and Wednesday. It is located at the Modern Masters Collection on Rhind Road in Lightsview.

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