Sharjah is set to welcome its first smart homes, as developer ARADA prepares to roll out next-generation technology at its AED24bn landmark megaproject, Aljada.
The technology will be introduced into every unit in the luxury Misk Apartments buildings in the 24 million square foot city, providing a number of benefits to homeowners including energy cost savings.
The ARADA Smart Home system will allow buyers access to key features, ranging from remote front-door access and 24-hour video security through their mobile phones, to the ability to amend temperature and lighting, as well as managing utilities.
Homeowners will also be able to switch to their favourite mood lighting, enable motion sensors within their apartments, and open and close blinds and curtains at the touch of a button. Each of these features can also be controlled by voice activation.
A centrally managed and ultra-secure building monitoring system will operate the new technology.
HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, Vice Chairman of ARADA said: “One of ARADA’s core aims is to be a leader in the field of forward-thinking and sustainable development.
“Not only will the ARADA Smart Home system allow residents greater peace of mind due to round-the-clock visibility of their homes, it will also allow them to save money by monitoring their electricity usage more closely, which in turn results in a reduced impact on the environment.”
Buyers in the Misk Apartments will benefit from direct access to and great views of Aljada’s Central Hub which is being designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
The latest announcement at Sharjah’s largest mixed-use lifestyle destination follows the award of the city’s first main construction contract in July, which was handed to Modern Building Contracting Company LLC.
In April, ARADA announced the launch of East Village, a 15-building creative community targeting the younger generation, which constitutes Phase 2 of Aljada.
Also in April, ARADA signed a management agreement with Emaar Hospitality Group to bring three new hotels, The Address Aljada Sharjah, Vida Aljada Sharjah and Rove Aljada to the megaproject.
In January, the developer confirmed that global engineering giant Jacobs had won a key contract to design the infrastructure for the project.
Launched in September 2017 by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Aljada has swiftly become Sharjah’s fastest-selling residential community. Delivered in phases starting in 2019, the entire project is expected to be completed by 2025.