Home automation services look to cash in on rising demand

Home automations are no longer luxury add-ons for builders — they are now a cost-saving necessity. Unishire, a threeyear-old builder in Bangalore, said homes fitted with smart features is a default for customers across the 2 million square feet that the company's developing.

"Previously it was perceived just as a lifestyle quotient, but I realised it translates into huge savings in the long run," said Vinay Mehta, who is a customer to Bangalore-based SmartrHomes Technologies that has developed a water metering and billing system for apartment complexes. The water bill in apartment complexes is usually calculated by a simple formula — the total water used is divided by total number of houses.

Read more: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-08-05/news/52470920_1_water-bill-smart-automation-apartment-complexes

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