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Are there smart homes in Mexico?

May 22, 2020

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Are there smart homes in Mexico?
Are there smart homes in Mexico?

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) defines an intelligent city as a place that places people at the center of development and planning and thus establishes a long-term vision.

To take this step, the IDB is considering using the Internet of Things, which is known as English Internet of things (IoT). According to the Telecommunications Law Institute (IDET), there are various modalities, such as machine-to-machine communication (M2M), ie the connection between devices or objects such as automobiles or household appliances.

The system of devices that work with IoT in a house or apartment is called domotics. This is a function aimed at the safety and comfort of residents, the accessibility and automation of the environment, and the use and saving of energy and money.

Leonardo González, real estate analyst at Properties.com, commented that these projects are being developed in the premium segment.

Jorge Robledo Manzur, CEO of GoBrokr (mobile app for real estate advisors), pointed out that these smart websites benefit both young families (millennials) who want to save time on household activities and older adults who care about their health and safety To take care of.

However, he mentioned that maintenance costs are usually high and the devices can be unconfigured in the event of a power problem.

Mexico has smart homes and real estate projects. One of them is IQ Smart City-Ciudad Maderas, which the IDB defined as a Smart Zone. It is located in the municipality of El Marqués, a 10-minute drive from the historic center of Querétaro and 200 km from Mexico City.

The area covers 400 hectares, 63 for commercial purposes (schools, hospitals, hotels and an ecological reserve) and 327 for residential purposes. Here you will find mobile tools that you can use to connect with public transport, water, electricity, gas and garbage disposal.

Jorge Robledo commented that in Mexico City, particularly Polanco, Chapultepec, Bosques de las Lomas and Santa Fe, houses of this type are built, but are not 100 percent intelligent.

“There are several factors that make it difficult to create a smart home, such as the types of platforms, the compatibility between them and the technology used,” said the expert.

He added that for security and practical reasons, the technology most in demand by residents is smart locks. Even blinds, coffee machines, lights, cameras and air conditioners that have a Smartphone or tablet.

As a real estate consultant, Robledo realized that the process of buying and renting such a property is different from the traditional one.

“It is more expensive and specific because we have to take into account customers who like this lifestyle and stay ahead in their homes,” said the specialist.

Also, the area in which the property is located, the broker and the seller are factors that influence whether the transaction is made in pesos or dollars.

Smart in Puebla, Ciudad Creativa Digital and Tequila, both in Jalisco, are other areas that the IDB classifies as intelligent and in which various projects for housing, education, employment and tourism are underway.

The report The road to smart cities He mentions that by 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will live in smart cities by 2050.