Smarter living

Keppel Land and M1 launched the M1-Keppel 'Smart Lives' programme on 19 December 2015 at Keppel Land’s condominium, The Luxurie. Residents were invited to try out the products offered in the package. At the event was GM of Property Management at Keppel Land, Mr Lim Tow Fok (second from left, in black shirt), CEO of Napier Healthcare, Mr Tirupathi Karthik (third from left), VP of Consulting & Services, and Support at Napier Healthcare, Mr Sahel Mattar (fourth from left) and M1’s Chief Product Development & Corporate Solutions Officer, Mr Willis Sim (fifth from left, in green tie)

Keppel Land and M1 launched the M1-Keppel ‘Smart Lives’ programme on 19 December 2015 at Keppel Land’s condominium, The Luxurie. Residents were invited to try out the products offered in the package. At the event was GM of Property Management at Keppel Land, Mr Lim Tow Fok (second from left, in black shirt), CEO of Napier Healthcare, Mr Tirupathi Karthik (third from left), VP of Consulting & Services, and
Support at Napier Healthcare, Mr Sahel Mattar (fourth from left) and M1’s Chief Product Development & Corporate Solutions Officer, Mr Willis Sim (fifth from left, in green tie)

In June 2013, Keppel Land launched its refreshed brand philosophy of ‘Thinking Unboxed’, a reflection of the Company’s unwavering approach to thinking and seeing things from a different angle. The new tagline also reflects Keppel Land’s commitment to continually innovate, be it through products or processes.

Leveraging synergies across the Keppel Group, Keppel Land partnered M1 to launch the ‘Smart Lives’ initiative at its residential development in Sengkang, The Luxurie, on 19 December 2015.

A select group of 30 households in the 622-unit condominium will participate in the 12-month pilot programme where they will be able to enjoy a suite of smart healthcare and home solutions. Priority was given to M1 fibre broadband users residing in the development.

The home security package comprises an Internet-of-Things (IoT) hub, as well as cameras, contact and motion sensors. Together with the software solutions provided by software developer Philip Tang & Sons, residents can be alerted to unwanted entry or when motion is detected in off-limits areas in the home.

The IoT gateway will also be able to securely capture the health data of residents, analyse and share the information with medical professionals who can then provide healthcare advice remotely.

Furthering Keppel Land’s partnership with Philips, the ‘Smart Lives’ programme also includes a range of Philips Hue smart lighting solutions which allow residents to remotely control their home lighting through mobile applications.

Mr Ang Wee Gee, CEO of Keppel Land, said, “In line with our brand philosophy of ‘Thinking Unboxed’, Keppel Land keeps abreast of new technologies and thoughtful innovations that can be seamlessly adopted in our homes and offices.

“We are excited to leverage synergies with Keppel’s associated company, M1, as we seek to improve the quality of life of our building occupants. Utilising technology to develop efficient and safe homes, starting with The Luxurie, we hope to eventually roll out this scheme to all buildings developed by Keppel Land.”

“The M1-Keppel Smart Lives programme will utilise our advanced residential fibre broadband offerings and the latest in Internet-of-Things developments to make lives safer, more comfortable, and productive,” said Mr Willis Sim, Chief Product Development & Corporate Solutions Officer, M1.

“Through the trial, we will be able to ensure our solutions are relevant and truly meet our customers’ needs. For instance, we will make sure our pioneer generation find the healthcare solutions easy to use and accessible, and that they work seamlessly and are not so intrusive that they get turned off. In this way, the solutions will be able to make a real impact, and we would not be creating technology for technology’s sake,” he added.

Mr Alan Ang, homeowner at The Luxurie and among the 30 selected for the pilot programme, said, “The smart features of these solutions complement our hectic lifestyle. For instance, we are notified at work when the kids are home after school. The smart lighting system is activated automatically when it detects our arrival at home in the evening. Last but definitely not least, the health solution is our family physician that helps us monitor our vital signs.”