- Nov 19, 2019
JD’s IoT Smart Housing Solution Brings the Future of Living to Hundreds of Residential Compounds Across China
Air conditioning that cools your house automatically before you get home; an elevator waiting for you before you even enter the lobby; a security system you can monitor while at work: welcome to the age of the smart living. With the help of JD.com’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform, more and more families across China are benefitting from a smart home lifestyle.
Thanks to growing consumer demand for convenience and security, the Chinese smart home market is growing fast: in 2018, it was valued at US $7 billion, and is expected to increase fivefold by the year 2025. Likewise, current household penetration for smart home appliances in China is expected to jump from 4.6% today to 13.7% by 2023. In 2019, sales of smart locks and smart curtains on JD.com increased by 62x and 22x respectively, illustrating the surge in demand.
With China’s white-hot real estate market finally beginning to cool off, real estate companies are now embracing the smart home community as a way to add value to their properties. But what makes JD’s smart home initiative unique is that it is focused not only on the individual house level, but at the residential compound level. What does this mean? Through a centralized visual operations system, for example, property managers can identify a broken street lamp and repair it instantly.
JD IoT has already signed partnerships with more than 20 leaders in the real estate industry across 30 cities in China to provide IoT solutions for smart home and smart property management. Some of the features available include, facial recognition for building access, temporary QR code access for visitors, smart parking payment, management via app and more.
One such partnership is with Tianrun Real Estate, which recently installed JD smart home solutions in the Tianrun Avenue Foch community in Beijing. Families in the residential community can enjoy a range of smart living features, such as air conditioning that turns on before they get home, elevators and lights scheduled to activate on their arrival, and air purifying and humidifying systems that adjust to climate conditions throughout the day.
Similarly, in the Caifu Building in Changsha, JD provides a fully integrated software and hardware system platform, which includes a property management system, smart services such as smart access, smart parking, and smart elevators, and parking smart payment and management apps for owners.
“JD IoT is China’s largest smart home ecosystem, now serving over 25 million homes, encompassing more than 4,000 different products from 1000 brands,” said John Zhou, President of JD IoT. “As more individual customers, and property developers embark on their “smart” transformations, JD is increasingly the partner of choice in this rapidly growing sector.”
“JD IoT provides the most comprehensive IoT ecosystem out there, enabling us to swiftly deploy IoT technology throughout our properties, and helping our residents enjoy a secure, convenient and advanced living experience,” said Cheng Jiang, Director of Marketing at Tianrun Tongtai Estate. “By deploying JD’s IoT platform throughout our properties, residents enjoy a lifestyle that they never even imagined was possible.”