Matter Residences, Singapore’s First Smart Home Development

Located within walking distance to popular schools like Canossa Catholic Primary School, Geylang Methodist Secondary School and Macpherson Primary School, Matter residences is a new launch development with 250 residential units. It is surrounded by amenities such as NTUC Fairprice, Sims Vista Market & Food Centre and 80 Circuit Road Market & Food Centre. Residents can also access amenities such as shopping malls, medical centres and cafes nearby.

A Matter-certified product will work across a range of existing smart home standards, including Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and Thread. It uses local networks, meaning it has less reliance on the internet and can communicate with devices even when your WiFi or power goes out.

To start, companies like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings and Apple HomeKit have already said they’ll make their respective platforms compatible with Matter. But you’ll still need a device that acts as a controller to manage communications and set up automations. Those controllers can be smart speakers, routers and digital displays, such as Google’s Nest products and Apple’s HomePod Mini. They can also be bridges or hubs, such as Philips Hue’s M1S and M2 hubs (which will be updated to Matter) and Ikea’s SmartThings-based iHome smart plugs and switches.

Manufacturers that don’t support the big four will have upgrade paths to Matter certification. For example, Nanoleaf has promised to update its HomeKit-compatible Shapes and Elements bulbs and lightstrip with Matter compatibility in the future. Sengled, which makes Zigbee and Wi-Fi smart bulbs, also plans to bring its entire lineup to Matter in 2023. And Schlage’s new Encode Plus Smart Wi-Fi deadbolt has built-in Thread support and will be able to connect to a Matter controller or Hub when it arrives next year. matter residences

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