Deyaar partners with Huawei for smart homes
Dubai developer Deyaar has signed a MoU with Huawei to deploy technology solutions such as smart home applications in its projects.
The five-year partnership will cover the introduction of networks and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capabilities in numerous properties, including Mont Rose, The Atria, Al Barsha Hotel and Deyaar’s headquarters, the company said.
Future projects will also be fitted with these solutions.
Huawei will work with Deyaar to develop technology plans for its Midtown residential project, which will include smart homes, communities, and integrated lifestyles.
Launched in 2014, the Midtown project is expected to include 27 buildings with residential units, retail outlets, amenities such as clinics, swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts and a hotel.
Spread across five million sq ft, the development is estimated to cost between Dhs2.5bn to Dhs3bn with a major part of the project slated for completion by 2020.
Deyaar also confirmed that as part of the partnership, it will implement Huawei’s CCTV video cloud solution to improve security at its properties.
Saeed Al Qatami, CEO of Deyaar, said: “Connected homes are no longer a futuristic concept – they are realistically achievable today.”
Colin Hu, managing director, Huawei Enterprise, UAE, added: “With technology changing at such a rapid pace, it is especially important for buildings to be equipped with scalable and sustainable network capabilities.”