DEVELOPERS are moving towards digitalisation and investing in smart technologies to enhance the appeal of their residential projects.

One of the biggest users of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Malaysia is I-Berhad, which is developing the 29ha i-City in Shah Alam, Selangor.

Last year, I-Berhad partnered Huawei Technologies to develop its smart city and IoT-ready home concept.

The first of its kind, the IoT-ready project in i-City is Hill10 Residence, where the occupants can personalise and control their electronic gadgets from the palm of their hand.

Allen Lee Chin Min, Peoplelogy Development Sdn Bhd managing director

I-Berhad group executive chairman Tan Sri Lim Kim Hong had said the partnership with Huawei would feature a common smart city platform for solutions such as street lighting, traffic management and parking, in line with its role in providing township services.

Peoplelogy Development Sdn Bhd (PDSB) said it is spearheading plans to work with property developers in the IoT industry revolution.

Some of our strengths in this area include cloud competing, big data analytics, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence,” said managing director Allen Lee Chin Min.

“The digital era that has been continuously advocated means one thing, no one wants to miss this wave.”

Lee said PDSB supports organisations and businesses in developing leadership, technical and professional skills.

He said the company plans to partner with major corporations to work on key skills that would be required to sustain their business in an economic downturn.

Hill10 Residence is the first of its kind IoT-ready home in i-City.

“We are not limiting ourselves to the Malaysian market for talent development. We believe that people development can be used anywhere around the world. We are looking at expansion in the Southeast Asian region by partnering with information, communication and technology training centre New Horizons Malaysia,” added Lee.

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