The Visionaire: a fore-runner for smart homes

SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Today, smart-home features are commonplace in new private residential developments. Since the government’s Smart Nation Initiative launched five years ago, property developers have included smart-home systems in private homes to enhance overall liveability and encourage environmental sustainability.
The first executive condo (EC) to offer an integrated smart-home system is The Visionaire, completed in June 2018 by developer Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group. Many of the smart-home features introduced in The Visionaire have been the standard smart-home provisions in recent private residential developments.
The Visionaire also clinched the Top Executive Condo Award at the EdgeProp Excellence Awards 2019. (Picture: Albert Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
The Visionaire clinched three awards at the EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2019, bringing home the Top Executive Condo Award, as well as the Innovation Excellence Award and Top Development Award for a completed residential development in the Non-Central Region.

Digital lifestyle

The Visionaire is a 632-unit EC development on Sembawang Road in District 27. The development comprises 15 blocks that vary from nine to 12 storeys high, and the unit mix comprises two- to four-bedroom units of 721 sq ft to 1,582 sq ft.
The Visionaire is close to the new Canberra HDB estate and the upcoming Canberra MRT Station on the existing North-South Line. A side-gate from The Visionaire provides easy access to the new MRT station some 400m away.
The development was the first EC in Singapore to offer a smart-home system on an opt-in basis for home buyers. The developer collaborated with technology conglomerate Samsung to provide ready-made, smart-home devices.
The 15 residential blocks of the development surround the central lap pool. (Picture: Qingjian Realty)
Its hardware package includes air-conditioners, an electric oven, a digital lockset, cameras, smart lighting, motion and temperature sensors, and a smart washing machine. All the smart-home devices are remotely controlled from the HiLife mobile app by HiLife Interactive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qingjian.
The Visionaire’s residents can use their mobile phone to unlock the door, and even control the air-conditioner before they...