The Revolution Will Be Automated: Designing for Smart Homes

Over the centuries, architecture and design have gradually evolved to place user experience at the centre of the design process; interiors are created with function foremost in the designer’s mind. At home, the trend is moving towards homes that make our lives easier and more relaxing.


Technology has always played a major part in this, but smart homes are taking it to a level beyond. These capabilities can be designed into any home, and there’s no better time than when you’re already working with a designer to transform your space.


While some designers are already well aware of the available smart home technology, others are still catching up. Fortunately there is a turnkey solution available, provided by Home Auto by FORTRESS. As a leading brand offering the latest consumer electronics and home appliances, FORTRESS offers a wide range of smart tech; this smart tech offering uses Apple-based SAVANT®, a pioneer in the field since 2005, to provide a fully integrated service.


SAVANT® products have a long track record. In Hong Kong, a well-known movie artist is one of several early adopters, while Apple stores around the world use the tech, including to manage their Executive Briefing Center in Asia Pacific. You can even find them at the Ritz-Carlton on your next trip to LA, where they support security surveillance as well as personal channels, sound, climate and lighting.

Home Auto can not only help designers and their clients source products, but offers a tailored service to provide consultancy and expertise for people looking to use smart home technology, from advice to pre-sale inspection, installation and demonstration, and technical support. Potential users can sample the capabilities of the tech at Hong Kong’s Cityplaza or Times Square— like how the suite of products can provide automatic music and lighting to create the perfect

dining atmosphere; and for peace of mind, when your family leaves home, tap the ‘Leave’ button to turn off the lights, curtains and home appliances and switch on home monitoring.

The company’s idea is to provide clients with the support they need to maximise the possibilities. As smart homes make our lives easier by taking away those menial tasks, it aims to make designers’ lives easier so that they can focus on what they do best while accessing the expertise they need on integrating technology into the beautiful spaces we all love.


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