Developer taps trio for smart services push

Real Estate June 15, 2018 01:00

By   SIRIVISH TOOMGUM
THE NATION

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LISTED property firm Property Perfect has teamed up with Advanced Info Service (AIS), Samsung and the operator of the world’s first bike-sharing service, Mobike, to introduce smart solutions and smart appliances to a number of its existing home and condominium projects.



The move reflects Property Perfect’s “perfect smart city” concept, which has capitalised on the advanced digital technology to enhance its customers' living quality.

Property Perfect managing director Wongsakorn Prasitvipat said at the partnership announcement yesterday that among the smart solutions being offered are those for smart energy saving, such as smart street lighting; smart security, such as smart tracking and facial recognition; and smart transport, such as smart shuttle services and smart bikes. Others initiatives include the provision of smart appliances.

AIS chief enterprise business officer Yongsit Rojsrikul said that AIS has deployed its narrow- band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network, plus related equipment and digital platforms, to support the project.

AIS finished rolling out its nationwide narrow-band IOT network early this year. The telecommunications operator has ambitions for the network to become the backbone of the country's development and to support all industries.

Yongsit added that AIS is also in talks with other property developers for a possible similar partnership. The company has around 70 projects in the pipeline that involve partnerships with many parties, across a range of industries, for the use of its IoT network to enhance their operations or to jointly provide innovative services.

Under the Property Perfect partnership, the smart street lighting system is equipped with closed-circuit TVs and solar panels. It has already been installed at the real estate developer's Perfect Place Sukhumvit 77-Suvarnabhumi housing project. At the same project, a smart tracking card system will be piloted; it will track the whereabouts of people who visit the residents.

Property Perfect has installed the facial recognition system at its Metro Luxe Phaholyothin, Metro Luxe Ratchada, and Metro Sky Wutthakat high-end condominiums.

For appliances, the company has joined with Samsung, South Korea's biggest consumer electronics producer, to pilot the use of innovations such as a smart washing machine and a smart vacuum cleaner at its Metro Luxe Kaset, Metro Luxe Ratchada, Metro Luxe Phaholyothin and Metro Luxe Riverfront projects.

Mobike's head of international operations, Mark Lin, said that Mobike intends to provide its smart bikes at all of Property Perfect's housing and condominium projects.

Under the partnership announced yesterday, the China-based company has provided its smart bike services at Property Perfect's housing projects in Bangkok's eastern zone: Perfect Place Ramkhamhaeng, Perfect Masterpiece Ramkhamhaeng, Perfect Place Sukhumvit 77, Perfect Masterpiece Sukhumvit 77, and Perfect Park Suvarnabhumi.