Technology has made it possible for us to lead more comfortable lives. Smartphones and computers have not only made communication easier, they’ve also enriched our lives.
If you thought you had seen it all, then you are in for a rude shock because things are about to get even better thanks to recent advancements that will significantly improve where the heart lies – home.
The adoption of technology in households has not only resulted in enhanced security, it has also reduced utility costs.
The concept of home automation is not new, it’s just picking up in Kenya thanks to industry leaders like Centum Real Estate who have gone out of their way to give us a feel of what it is like to live a stress-free life and experience convenience at home.
The company is setting up a residential block dubbed Riverbank Apartments at Two Rivers Mall that will combine the beauty of nature and modern living.
Each apartment will have state-of-the-art features that will allow the home owner to control devices in the home from any part of the world.
I recently visited the show house that is located on the first floor of the mall for a first-hand experience of the smart home and my mind was blown away.
There’s a smart lock at the main entrance that provides key-less entry. What’s more is that you can pair it with your phone to lock or unlock the door when you are outside your home.
The house will also be fitted with smart CCTV surveillance that shows you what is going in your home via your smartphone or computer.
It also has motion detectors and sensors that detect any movement in and around the house. This way, you can see if you have a guest outside your front door or if someone is about to break in.
You’ll find a smart home provision tab in the living room that allows you to control security, lighting, music, locks and curtains.
You can unwind while listening to your favourite Afro-pop album after a long day at work. The best part is that you don’t have to get up to change the music. You can shuffle through your playlist from the comfort of your bed.
You can also increase the intensity of the light or draw the shades by simply swiping up.
You don’t have to get up to unlock the door or switch off the light when you pair it with your phone. This allows you to control different elements of your home when you are not around.
You’ll also increase your home’s energy efficiency by remotely powering off systems and appliances when they aren’t being used. A fibre optic link will also be installed to enhance internet speeds. Nothing beats the feeling of enjoying super-fast internet.
The 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Riverbank Apartments units cost Ksh. 15 million, Ksh. 23 million and Ksh. 30 million respectively. Visit the ready 2-bedroom show house at Two Rivers Mall, on first floor, for a first-hand feel of the automated home.
Call +254 742 342 722 / 742 342 724 or drop an email to [email protected] for any queries about the automated homes that are being built by Centum Real Estate.
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