'Smart' home debuts at Bipex
Manama, October 26, 2008
A first-of-its-kind project in Bahrain, where occupants can control various systems in their apartment through the Internet was one of many attractions at the International Property Exhibition (Bipex2008).
Bahrain's MJM Investment Company showcased its state-of the-art Blue Marine Tower, which is equipped with the Smart Building Solution.
MJM president Muhammed Ibrahim Al Shatti said that the building would be equipped with special structured wiring to enable occupants to remote control or programme an array of automated building systems by entering a single command.
'For example, a person on vacation or in the country can use a touchtone phone to arm the building's security system, control temperature gauges, switch systems on or off, control lighting, programme an entertainment system and perform many other tasks,' he said.
'Blue Marine is the first and only building with a smart technology system in the country.'
'Buyers will be able to control everything with the push of a single button via the Internet when they are abroad or outside the apartment.'
'The BD29 million ($77 million) project, which will be situated in Juffair behind Al Fateh Mosque, will be the first and unique system of smart apartment in Bahrain.'
Al Shatti said that the project would be overlooking the sea in an area of 2,805sqm and will consist of 39 storeys of 178 luxurious apartments.
'A total of 253 car parks will be available and features include a health club, business centre and a variety of apartments,' he said. 'Construction will begin next month and it will be completed in 2011.'
He said that such technologies were 'friends of the environment' because they help in preserving energy.
'It is programmed to switch lights or any other electronic device off when a person leaves a room or on when a person enters the room. So there is no waste of energy,' said Al Shatti.
'It is very important to have such technology especially now when there is so much pollution and waste in the world.'-TradeArabia News Service