Success factors for connected living in smart quarters

The current situation brings people closer together and neighbourly cohesion is growing. At the same time, the public debate is shaping the question of trendsetting measures for society, nature and the environment. Objectives such as sustainability and the common good of society are not contradictory, as the future concept of the Smart Quarter shows.

Increasingly, residential forms such as co-living spaces and micro-apartments are being brought into play, offering tenants an "all-inclusive" package. This not only attracts with an attractive living space including modern furniture, but also with a cleaning and repair service. The fact that the trend towards modern, climate-friendly and at the same time practical, minimalist living concepts is booming is reflected not least in the popularity of Tiny Houses around the world. This idea is also reflected in the working world by the increased demand for co-working spaces for freelancers, smaller start-ups or digital "nomads".

For experts from the housing, energy and insurance industries, it is clear that these areas are closely interlinked and represent the social life and housing of the future. However, the added value of these future concepts is not always immediately apparent and market players are confronted with technological challenges. A comprehensive insight into the facets of networked living shows the added value of these concepts for tenants, landlords or owners and investors. What unites the key players is the goal of realizing sustainable concepts and simultaneously generating economic profit.

Success factor 1: Attractive, varied living concepts via IoT

As one of the success factors, the long-term attractiveness of the residential property plays an important role. An example of this is the concept of the Smart Quarter. It represents intelligent mobility, energy efficiency and digitalization and is the basis of smart cities. Using IoT technology, it bundles social, sustainable and creative forms of living and combines the working, living and leisure lives of its residents. They grow together to form a tightly networked community:

  • Different target groups:
    Smart neighbourhood brings together different population groups such as young professionals, families, older people and low-income tenants
  • Multi-living:
    Various forms of living in one quarter - from penthouse apartments to micro and short rental apartments
  • Energy efficiency, resource conservation and carbon footprint:
    full coverage of energy flows for all tenants as well as identification of cost drivers as an impulse for climate-friendly consumption
  • Communication:
    A communication app is used to strengthen networking among the residents of the neighbourhood
  • Common rooms and sharing services:
    Living together is shaped by the joint use of community areas (fitness studio, lounge, rooftop terrace and creative rooms) as well as sharing services for more mobility
  • Flexible working:
    Co-Working-Spaces enable flexible working and meet the requirements of already existing, modern labour market structures
  • Services:
    The offer of external services such as a shopping, breakfast, cleaning, laundry and craftsman service increased the attractiveness for potential tenants

Success factor 2: Adaptable and scalable IoT solutions at first hand

In addition to the individual living concepts, the idea of attractiveness also refers to the scalability and potential for renewal of the IoT solutions used. Their adaptability to future technological trends is one of the decisive criteria here. In addition, the principle 'Simplicity - Simple for everyone' applies clear, focused use cases on the one hand and a minimal-investment approach (a lot of software, little hardware) on the other. Future security is guaranteed by comprehensive planning - concept development, market launch and operation as well as maintenance - with the help of our experts. In addition, ROCKETHOME relies on strong brands and partners whose quality and security is assured by certification programs.

When these success factors are considered, IoT solutions pave the way for new, successful business models that complement the core business of companies in the housing, energy and insurance industries. In this way, attractive living space is created in both urban and rural areas.

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