Digital Housing - A Glimpse Into Future

Ankush Tyagi, CEO, T & T GroupT & T Group, prominent realty players in NCR is coming up with its 1st digital housing project ­ T Homes, thus bringing in the digital housing concept in India. Built on values, T & T follows a strict work ethic by providing a transparent dealing environment for its customers and a trustworthy one for its employees.

Thinking out the real estate sector to be human free may seem to be a far - fetched mission, but can be achieved by 2050. The real estate sector and infrastructure being at crossroads do face number of existing and emerging challenges. As compared to other industries, real estate sector has not yet embraced the full potential of the latest techniques and tools. Where the other industries have successfully harnessed technological advances to improve and reshape their products and services, the real estate segment remains surprisingly low tech with relatively low levels of automation.

Technological changes like those of automated tills in supermarkets, to autonomous vehicles on roads and voice-activated technologies in our homes, digital technologies are changing the way we work, shop, travel and relax, thus bringing in significant opportunities for transformational change in the industry.

Adopting and mainstreaming digital and other new technologies, such as advances in robotics and artificial intelligence, will be a game-changer for the industry, speeding up the otherwise slow-and-steady modernisation of the sector, and providing answers to the challenges and opportunities we face.

Talking about the expansion of our horizon in terms of technology and expecting our lifestyle to be transformed completely by 2050, the upcoming digital revolution will help in redefining the sector. Business strategies would be reshaped, our offerings to the customers will be re ­ imagined, also there will be a shift in the kind of roles infrastructure companies recruit for.

Basis the statistics, Urbanization in India began to accelerate after
independence, due to the country's adoption of a mixed economy, which gave rise to the development of the private sector. Urbanization is taking place at a faster rate in India. Population residing in urban areas in India, according to 1901 census, was 11.4%. This count increased to 28.53% according to 2001 census, and crossing 30% as per 2011 census, standing at 31.16%. According to a survey by the UN State of the World Population report in 2007, by 2030, 40.76% of country's population is expected to reside in urban areas. As per World Bank, India, along with China, Indonesia, Nigeria, and the United States, will lead the world's urban population surge by 2050.

By definition, a `Digital home' is a home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be con-trolled remotely by either a smartphone or a computer. A huge step towards the future, these homes have been taking the world by storm-providing people different features at their fingertips with the kind of control and convenience that is unparalleled to anything else.

Talking about the expansion of our horizon in terms of technology and expecting our lifestyle to be transformed completely by 2050, the upcoming digital revolution will help in redefining the sector

In the modern-day era, everyone is becoming more and more focused on having more control over their life-style. A Digital home offers you the best possible way to `live better' by keeping tabs on different things around the house, getting help in tasks, getting a secure environment and eliminating a lot of stress from your life. Features like Heating, ventilation and air conditioning control, lighting control system, Air and Water Quality Control, Home Security system helps the Digital Home's resident to have absolute peace of mind about a number of things they usually have to worry about.

Made with futuristic technology and innovative architecture, digital societies will revolutionize the way we live our lives, by providing us the kind of control, com-fort, convenience and cost effectiveness that we could not find elsewhere.

Control over homes from anywhere in the world, Safety notification if someone sneaks in the home, safety alert on phone in case of any hazard, Wireless charging ports in common areas, Air quality meters in common area to increase awareness about health can offer a comprehensive approach to living.

Market experts believe that digital housing in India is set to increase exponentially as housing service providers and suppliers are developing state of the art digital strategies which are in line with the requirements of service users and technology being used is amongst the best globally. Digital inclusion across the housing sector has proved to be beneficial enhancing the ability to communicate and coordinate within a digitally equipped environment easing the way people live in their homes. It is so well designed that everything around the house is programmed where home owners can set timers for the house to ‘wake up', heat water and food for you, ‘welcome you', set the perfect ambience for the home surroundings, provide security protocols and calibrate numerous features and assist with things that you one requires at home. Digital housing provides full automation and makes one's life easier, comfortable and hassle-free.