Co-living is the most preferred living option for any urbanite located in the fast-paced metro cities of the country. Given the advantage of manageable budget that meets the workplace-proximity aspects, co-living communities rising at the chosen hot spots of the city are an ideal option for the millennial population who are entwined in the hustle of the city life. With the promise of “home away from home” brought by co-living concepts, the actual transfer of a home’s features, is a question. While the quintessential features of a home like the household equipments find a place at the shared co-living spaces, the “comfort” features of a home is often missed.
Smart living, the technologically advanced face of comfort, makes life, an actually enjoyable experience. In the world swarming with technological advancement, such experiential features should not be restricted to the permanently owned spaces - the homes. Co-living being the collection of every experiential feature adding value to the life of a millennial, could benefit from such technology that could heighten the convenience factor. The fusion of smart living and co-living is the ultimate solution of unparalleled urban living.
Smart living could be brought into the shared spaces right from the multilevel security from common spaces till the rooms, until the automation of the inhabited space. This end-to-end advancement is what makes “living in the future” happen, with a smart co-living space.
Face recognition: From phones to the homes
Smart living begins right from the entry of the space. Co-living spaces being a collection of shared spaces, alarms the concern for security right from the entrance lobby. With people outnumbering a regular apartment crowd, the entry-level security ensures the entry of only the ‘familiar faces’ with face recognition. Face recognition is a user-friendly security option at entry level that allows seamless movement of the people with automatic recognition, along with ensuring security. Face recognition is potentially the 1st level security at a smart co-living space.
Digital lock: One-to-one security with fingerprint access
Personal security is a matter of concern at every shared space. Amidst the promise of like-minded community, smart co-living spaces reassure security with digital door locks with fingerprint unlocking system. The door lock is an advancement of a regular digital lock with number/pin unlocking, that hinders the seamless experience of the user. Finger unlock pattern is ergonomically designed to ensure faster unlocking with better convenience. The digital locking system is potentially the 2nd level security at a smart co-living space.
Voice automation: The next step of personalization
Alexa came in and urban lifestyle changed thereafter. The voice automation systems have made life easier and could potentially make co-living spaces enter a whole new dimension of convenience. A smart co-living space has everything from the air conditioner to the lights switched on at your command. This enables the user to experience a personalized way of living where the intervention of artificial intelligence makes every question, a possibility. The voice automation system is potentially the 3rd level security at a smart co-living space.
A smart co-living space is no more a dream at the digital age of 2020. The soon-to-be hit trend is expected to excite the millennial population with the boundless living experience that could elevate the quality of life in the cities of today.
Sreyansh Mehta, CEO, HyLiv Coliving Ltd.
Sreyansh Mehta re-imagines co-living with a smart vision, making the “smart coliving spaces” a reality. He is the visionary behind the smart living features of HyLiv Coliving Ltd. that covers security-to-personalization needs of every urban millennial. His technologically-driven ideas have enhanced co-living standards with digitally-locked spaces & automated systems that outshine regular co-living spaces in the cities of Chennai, Hyderabad and more.