Du Bringing Smart Home Technology to the UAE
It seems Alfa isn't the only telecommunications provider venturing into smart home systems and solutions. A few months ago, Dubai-based telecommunications service provider, Du, announced the launch of their Smart Home Services for all UAE residents.
Du’s smart home solutions and services include home automation – control of lighting, door sensors, automated curtains, AC and various other available appliances; home monitoring – view of home status through cameras and sensors; home entertainment – control of audio and video equipment; and home networking – effective wireless coverage. The solutions come in both pre-built and custom-built packages that integrate within a range of products from various brands and partners.
The home automation technology enables users to automate and manage various in-home and out-of-home devices, equipment, appliances, and environments – including lighting, air-conditioning, and curtain control. Users can also monitor and manipulate the automations via interactive switches and panels as well as universal remote controllers and smart phones.
The home automation pre-built packages include wireless retrofit solutions for in-home and out of home devices, equipment, appliances and environments, whereas the custom built packages include comprehensive wireless and wired home automation custom designs, for individual customers.
The home monitoring technology allows users to remotely monitor and survey in-home and out-of-home environments through wireless or wired IP cameras – including indoor and outdoor cameras and sensors, receive notifications and alerts to custom destinations, and monitor and manipulate equipment and sensors remotely.
The home monitoring pre-built package contains a predefined list of items in various product packages, whereas the custom-built solutions have no definite list of items; the project size and price is completely dependent on the size and depth of the customer’s needs estimated after the initial site survey.
To get a better understanding of how the Smart Home Services work, customers can visit Du’s first smart home experience center located at the du headquarters, which showcases a range of smart home solutions. More information can also be found on du’s website.