Singtel launches smart lifestyle solution
By Digital News Asia October 18, 2016
- More than 88% of households in Singapore are wired with broadband
- Singapore has a smartphone penetration rate of 83%
SINGTEL on Oct 17 launched Singtel SmartHome, a solution that will offer customers a personalised smart lifestyle experience encompassing home automation and security.
Singtel Consumer Singapore Consumer Products vice president Wong Soon Nam said, “Smart homes are the homes of the future as Singapore becomes a Smart Nation.
“Singtel SmartHome is part of our vision of helping busy Singaporeans live better by using technology to empower them to live more comfortably and safely. With our strengths in network and connectivity, and the wide array of smart devices that can be seamlessly connected, the possibilities that Singtel SmartHome can offer to customers are limitless.”
With more than 88% of households in Singapore wired with broadband and a smartphone penetration rate of 83%, setting up a smart home and living a connected future can be easily done.
Singtel SmartHome is offered in partnership with Hanman International Pte Ltd and features a Smart Hub that can connect and communicate with more than 200 compatible smart devices such as motion sensors, contact sensors and smart cameras, via Z-Wave Plus technology.
This IMDA-certified smart home “brain” integrates the home automation process and centralises control on a secure app.
With this expandable, customisable aspect of Singtel SmartHome, customers can purchase additional smart devices for their smart home setup as their needs evolve.
Once Singtel SmartHome is installed, customers can monitor and control their smart devices in real-time, customise their home by setting rules to automate tasks and receive instant notifications about what is happening at home no matter where they are.
For example, homeowners can set air-conditioning and appliances to turn on automatically as soon as they get home. They can also be alerted when their young children return home from school or if there is unexpected activity in the house so that they have peace of mind.
At launch, Singtel Fibre Broadband customers can choose from two Starter Kits: Starter Kit with Contact Sensor (Smart Hub with 16GB Micro SD card and contact sensor) at S$25/month on a 24-month contract, or Starter Kit with Smart Lock (Smart Hub with 16GB Micros SD card and Samsung Smart Lock SHP-DP727) at S$45/month for 24 months.
These Starter Kits also come with free installation and free 24/7 after-sales support for two years. Non-Singtel fibre broadband customers can purchase the Starter Kits at a one-time-charge of S$650 and S$1260 respectively.
Customers can also personalise their smart living experience with features that fit their needs by adding on other smart devices such as Smart Plug, Motion Sensor, Contact Sensor, Remote Control Extender, Samsung Full HD WiFi SmartCam, Samsung Digital Door Lock SHS-DP728 or Samsung Smart door lock SHS-H505.
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