Canberra to have first ‘smart’ smart homes
Posted On August 3, 2021
Canberra, October 20 (AFP) – Canberra will have the first smart home connected to the city by the end of the year, with the first of the technology’s “smart” units set to be delivered by the city’s new “smart city” project.
The “smart home” is being developed as part of the state government’s smart city strategy, which aims to build on Canberra’s reputation for innovation, and includes plans for a smart railway, smart cafes and a smart park.
The project, which was announced in January, is part of a broader plan to create a city of smart cities, with a vision of a city that can run on “zero emissions, zero waste and zero carbon” by 2030.
The government is also developing a network of smart homes in major cities across the state.
It is aiming to have the “smart cities” connected to city services by 2020.
It has said the homes will be “smart and connected” and will be able to be controlled by smart apps.
The first smart homes will come to Australia from China, with plans to deliver the devices by the second half of next year.
It comes after the introduction of the first “smart car” in Sydney, a £50,000 car with a battery that has a range of more than 1,000 kilometres.
The NSW Government is also planning a “smart road” that will connect all the major roads in the state, and has been working with the state’s Department of Transport and Infrastructure to develop the scheme.
“The first ‘Smart City’ home is set to arrive in Canberra by the year end,” a government statement said.
“This will be the first ‘Super Smart City’ and it will provide Canberra with the most advanced smart home network in the world.”
The first Smart City homes will feature the latest in connected home technology, such as Wi-Fi, cameras and smart security.
There will also be a range “of home security systems”, such as doors that will “open and close with the touch of a button”.
“The ‘smart city’ is about transforming the way we live and work and will create a vibrant and connected city for all Australians,” the statement said, before promising that “all residents will be safe and secure”.
“We will also have a smarter, more efficient and safer city for the people of Canberra.”
The “Smart City” initiative has been backed by the Australian Government, the ACT Government, and the ACT Premier.
“Our Smart Cities plan has been one of the most ambitious and comprehensive of its kind in the history of Canberra,” ACT Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
“It is an ambitious vision that will change the way people live, work and play in Canberra.”
The government has set a goal of providing 30,000 homes by 2020, with up to 2,000 new homes built each year, but it said it would aim to be able “to have up to 1,200 homes by 2030”.