Connected Homes: How IoT Is Changing The Way We Live

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October 27, 2017 | BY Hong Kong Tatler

The Internet of Things is taking the monotony out of our day-to-day routines

You probably already tap into the Internet of Things (IoT), and you might not even know it. You might have a wireless baby monitor that lets you check in on your child while you are at dinner with friends.

You might wear an Apple Watch that tells you the time, displays your texts, and tracks your fitness progress. You might even use Amazon’s hands-free, voice-controlled Echo speaker to play music wirelessly.

Control everything by tablet. (Photo: Courtesy of HKT Premier)

The IoT is what powers these devices—an extended network of people, devices, appliances and applications that uses wireless technology to connect and speak to each other. These devices have a common goal: to make your life more convenient, more efficient, and generally happier than ever before.

By reacting to your behaviour, and by speaking to you and to each other, they can simplify admin, help you find the fastest route somewhere, take the worry out of health, children’s safety and much more, allowing you to focus on the important things—like forming real-life connections with the people you love.

The io.t by HKT showroom at Elements (Photo: Courtesy of HKT Premier)

HKT Premier’s Connected Home Solutions has the same aim in mind. It works intelligently to respond to your needs at home, doing many of those mundane chores that detract from time that could be better spent interacting with our families, relaxing in front of the TV, or unwinding over a meal with friends.

HKT Premier’s customisable service seamlessly connects your home functions, giving you the ability to turn your lights on, close your curtains, secure your home, charge your electric vehicle and much more—all with just the touch of a button or through your voice.

To turn such dreams into reality, all you need is a high-speed internet connection, ideally via a fibre-optic cable, so if you are renovating, make sure you include planning and cabling of the highest possible standard.

If it all sounds a little unreal, visit HKT Premier’s new showcase at the “io.t by HKT” concept store at Elements to touch, feel and explore what a beautiful, highly functioning abode looks like. Here, relationship managers and technical teams are on hand to advise you on how to create the perfect, tailor-made home with IoT.

Lights by Tom Dixon (Photo: Courtesy of HKT Premier)

Because who doesn’t want a house that feels like a haven and works hard to make you happy? As a bonus: customers who chose the automated lighting system from HKT Premier’s Connected Homes Solutions can also choose from a range of lighting fixtures from Tom Dixon.

Find out more at HKT Premier’s showcase at the “io.t by HKT” concept store in Elements, and online at hktpremier.com.