Dubai developer Deyaar has signed an MoU with Huawei to deploy technology solutions such as smart home applications in its projects, it announced on Sunday.
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, a bourse statement said.
Future projects will also be fitted with these solutions.
Huawei will also 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, 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.”
Dubai is pushing ahead with plans to implement smart technologies across all sectors including construction.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is currently building what it claims will be the “tallest, largest and smartest government net zero energy building in the world”.
Called Al-Sheraa, the building located at the Cultural Village in Al Jadaf will generate an estimated 5,800 megawatt hours (MWH) of renewable energy per year when complete.
It will utilise smart technologies such as internet of things, big data, open data and artificial intelligence solutions.
A control centre will also keep track of the building’s systems and switch on lights and air conditioning when it is not in use.