Indigo selects Al Futtaim Technologies for Orange Lake Project

Indigo Properties selects Al Futtaim Technologies to provide home automation systems for its Orange Lake development

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By  Imthishan Giado Published  April 17, 2008

Real estate developer Indigo Properties has announced that it has selected local systems integrator Al-Futtaim Technologies to provide home automation systems for its Orange Lake project, located in Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Al-Futtaim's automation suite will allow Orange Lake home owners to control a number of functions within their apartment, including media, lighting, temperature and security. The system also aims to reduce energy waste through efficient use of occupancy sensors and light dimmers, with Al-Futtaim claming that a three bedroom house can save over 850 pounds in CO2 emissions.

Venkat Raghavan, general manager of Al-Futtaim Technologies commented on the project: "Automated home technology is one of the fastest growing sectors of the consumer electronics industry and Dubai is leading its growth in the Middle East. High levels of disposable income and a high rate of residential development will help further the demand for smart homes. We believe smart homes are the norm for investors taking advantage of the property boom in the UAE."

Indigo Properties director Anand Lakhiani added: "Demand for state-of-the-art homes is on the rise in the UAE. We are convinced the solution from Al-Futtaim Technologies will give us a competitive advantage in our project."

Consisting of 68 homes ranging from four to six bedroom apartments, the Orange Lake development will overlook the third and fourth holes at the northern end of the Greg-Norman designed Fire course and is scheduled to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2009.

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