With advances in home security, energy management, and entertainment, residential developers have an opportunity to develop communities with a high-tech flare. While there are a number of different systems that can be put in place, new companies are also entering the space, looking to take a share of the market.
Consider the Surf Club Four Seasons Private Residences, www.thesurfclubinfo.com, in Miami, Fla. As the signature property of Fort Capital, www.fortcapital.com, Miami, Fla., the development will house 150 homes and penthouses in two 12-story towers. Construction on the project began at end of 2013 and is expected to be completed by early 2016.
The developer recently signed a deal with Prodea Systems, www.prodea.com, Richardson, Texas, to provide connected services to the Miami property. This news comes as Prodea Systems announces the launch of its platform for the connected home—the ROS (residential operating system)—in the U.S. market. With the rollout, Prodea offers a managed service delivery platform, which allows a user to manage entertainment, education, health and wellness, home security, automation, energy management, and communication services through one managed platform.
According to Nadim Ashi, CEO of Fort Capital, the implementation of Prodea’s ROS will provide the upscale housing development with a connected experience that fits with the company’s goal of providing its residents with a lifestyle of “unmatched luxury, convenience, and ease.”
In addition to residential development projects, Prodea will be able to provide access to the multitude of services to the connected home. The ROS platform easily and cost effectively delivers autonomous, agnostic, and simple connectivity and services between people, data, and devices.
Executives at Prodea say the Internet of Things isn’t just about technology, but rather delivering meaningful lifestyle experiences to people in a new world of hyper-connected devices.
As technology continues to inundate residential developments, builders will need to consider how the Internet of Things will impact the occupants’ lifestyle in the future.