We are a pioneering developer in South Africa, and if this year’s breakthroughs are anything to go by, we’ve only started to scratch the surface of the possibilities that innovation in the property industry can bring. Our arrival on the North Coast property scene was heralded with the conception and delivery of two multi-billion rand landmark projects between Sibaya Coastal Precinct and Umhlanga Ridgeside, with OceanDune Sibaya and Umhlanga Arch.
That was only the beginning. Demonstrating that we are a force to be reckoned with, the last 12 months have been equally action-packed with strategic innovations and market-leading investments certain to unlock benefits for KZN’s greater North Coast region.
KZN’s first smart village at Salta Sibaya
Smart villages have been a buzz word in property development for some time. There’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic fast-tracked the trend of digital lifestyles on South African shores, however the market was tentative to get anything off the ground without concrete reassurances. That’s when we decided to rise to the challenge with the release of our flagship estate and KZN’s first smart village, Salta Sibaya.
The facilities and homes of Salta Sibaya will be powered by new technologies and sustainable energy sources. Devmco has plans in place to introduce the first ‘true’ smart wallet for billing on levies and utilities, as well as a digital platform for energy consumption and app integration for communication between estate managers and residents. The estate will also take safety to the next level by using smart security with CCTV, thermal camera imaging, hands-free biometrics, beams and alarms.
Umhlanga Arch welcomes SA’s inaugural Hilton Garden Inn
Umhlanga Arch distinctly differentiates itself from other developments through innovation and technology, most notably with its Hilton Garden Inn partnership. This collaboration will bring global smart technology to South Africa and create a dynamic, safe and effortless experience for hotel guests. The aim? To facilitate the opening of a world-class, truly smart hotel in Umhlanga.
Everything will be card-less and geared towards smart technologies that operate from the visitor’s mobile app or room key. The mobile app has been designed to control the lights, TV and the aircon remotely, and the hotel will use UV cleaning and sanitising systems for linen. Other features include smart security cameras and elevators.
The biggest risk a business can take is maintaining the status quo. The results of our market-leading ventures and achievements will no doubt spur interesting shake-ups in the property industry. Watch this space!