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ARADA unveils Sharjah’s first smart homes in its Aljada project

Sharjah-based developer, ARADA, announced its first smart homes, as the UAE developer prepares to roll out next-generation technology at its AED24bn megaproject, Aljada.

Branded ARADA Smart Home, the technology will be introduced into every unit in the luxury Misk Apartments buildings in the 223ha city, providing benefits and energy cost savings to homeowners. In the process, ARADA has also become the first developer in the UAE to launch smart home technology as standard throughout a single project. 

The ARADA Smart Home system will allow buyers access to a number of 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.

In line with ARADA’s commitment to creating value for end users, the new technology will be added to each unit free of charge. It will be operated by a centrally managed and ultra-secure building monitoring system. 

HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, vice cChairman 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. This is yet another sign that ARADA is determined to break new boundaries when it comes to delivering security, efficiency and convenience for our customers.” 

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. 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 also confirmed that the global engineering giant, Jacobs, had won a key contract to design the infrastructure for the project.

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