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Jakarta Post

Developers turn to smart homes to lure house hunters

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Cikarang, West Java   /   Mon, March 2, 2020   /  02:59 pm
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Illustration of a smart home.(Shutterstock/REDPIXEL.PL)

Retno Anjani, a 39-year-old from Bekasi, West Java, was in awe after watching a simulation of how an advanced air filtration technology, called energy recovery ventilator (ERV), works during a recent event. She was amazed by how the technology could absorb excessive carbon dioxide from the air and transform it into gusts of fresh oxygen. The technology was introduced as one of the appliances installed in smart homes, a colloquial term for houses equipped with high technology. The appliances can control many aspects of the house, from maintaining air quality to monitoring security. Some of the technologies can even be managed using a smartphone. “I want a smart home due to its convenience,” said Retno, who visited the launch of a smart home project in Cikarang, West Java on Saturday. Meanwhile, Frederika, a 37-year-old resident of Cikarang, also expressed her interest...