Building smart homes in Smart Cities requires a consortium approach where construction companies, builders, suppliers of equipment and information and communication technology companies cooperate with a well-defined strategic goals.
These days you witness diverse companies such as AT&T, Panasonic, BMW, Facebook, Google, transportation firms etc seeking out synergies to build sustainable liveable cities.
Whether it’s driving on the roads, walking through parks, or simply taking a poop (your local sewer department is probably owned by the government, after all), what the government does affects all of us wanting to live in smart homes.
Building construction companies are aware that a traffic light that changes to green before you get there, a water meter that notifies you of unusual spikes in usage that could be related to an unknown leak, a sewer valve that tells the home owner and civic authorities when it needs maintenance so it won’t break are needed to build smart homes..
Unlike many aspects of the smart homes which have questionable utility, it’s easy to see how a smarter city could be constructed that could make life trouble-free when projects are considered through a consortium approach.
The whole idea of building a Smart City is to make government more effective and efficient. It is important for construction firms to take a consortium approach with other stakeholders in business to build Smart Cities that would make liveable cities.