Singapore-based Habitap has launched a cloud service to help owners and property managers of homes and offices simplify the management of smart technologies in their premises.
Called Habitap ONE, it is touted as the first-ever subscription-based access management solution designed to bridge existing gaps in smart living. With one tap, the new service seeks to make smart living fuss-free and affordable.
With an intuitive user interface, the cloud-driven platform meets the needs of a fast-changing market for smarter security, making it seamless with minimal set-up and low cost of entry.
According to Franklin Tang, founder of Habitap, condominium management councils, office building owners and managing agents that implement Habitap ONE will dramatically see increases in productivity, and savings in costs.
“Through this subscription-based platform, homes and offices will be able to move away from the complexity of smart living while keeping costs to a minimum. Physical access cards will no longer be required, guest registrations no longer need to be managed manually and waiting time is dramatically reduced through the integrated app,” Tang said.
“We are excited to reshape the way we interact with the home or office, and bring the 'smart' to millions globally,” he added. “Habitap ONE is truly a future-proofed management solution that aligns with Habitap's vision to bring the convenience of smart technology to everyone."
The details of the new cloud service are as follows:
- Habitap ONE Home: A flexible pay-per-use subscription, with a cost as low as SGD$3.99 per house unit per month, Habitap ONE Home is an all-in-one management portal, which includes features like Resident Access, Visitor Management, Visitor Web Intercom and Instant Pass, for residents to manage all security and access systems, anytime and anywhere. For SGD$7.99 per home unit per month, Habitap will provide an Apple iPad to be used with the Visitor Web Intercom System. With both subscription plans, free installation and technical support are included for the duration of the subscription to ensure seamless maintenance and uninterrupted service. Habitap ONE's daily cloud back-ups also ensure data is easily recoverable. Habitap ONE's digital access is backed by its own Secure Authentication Technology with the use of QR Codes and/or HID Mobile Access. With sustainability and accessibility in mind, Habitap ONE eliminates the use of physical access cards, hardware maintenance cost and paper-based log books by migrating residential management into one seamless application.
- Habitap ONE Office: Commercial buildings and offices can look to Habitap ONE Office. The app delivers connectivity and convenience with features such as Staff Access, Visitor Access and Visitor Web Intercom to both business owners and building managers. With a subscription based fee as low as SGD$1 per company employee per month and a one-time cost of SGD$800 per hardware reader per door, Habitap ONE increases productivity with an all-in-one management portal that uses the latest technology. The access management solution also includes real-time updates to ensure that users are attended to promptly with 24/7 hour support. With free installation and software support included for the duration of the subscription, Habitap ONE brings all building management essentials into one mobile app.
Blazing the trail for smart living in Asia
Habitap is known for pioneering Asia's first fully integrated smart living management system. It creates intelligent solutions that allow the personalisation of a smart home or office on a single mobile interface by harnessing the latest technologies in Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence and more.
In 2017, a year after the company was founded, it developed the first smart building solution in Singapore that sets the stage for a new digital realm for urban smart living in the city-state.
The company introduced HID Mobile access for turnstiles at DUO Tower and Marine One in Singapore. It also developed MySphere, Singapore’s first mobile app to connect businesses, residents and visitors across two integrated developments.
To date, Habitap has a diversified portfolio in the Lion City, managing 15 buildings of Grade A offices with a total of 10 million sq. ft. of net lettable area with over 100,000 users, as well as 13 home projects with a total of 8,000 home units.
It has expanded its business to other cities including Jakarta, where Habitap is working with Jakarta Setiabudi Internasional Group and Swire Properties on their latest venture Savyavasa, a luxury residential development in Indonesia.
The new property will integrate an AI-backed smart home system and Habitap has been tapped to o equip each Savyavasa unit with its smart assistant called Handy that will allow residents to interact with their community. They can also control and manage their home via the Habitap mobile app or through messaging platforms such as WhatsApp.