A Touch of Paradiso

13 May 2024
Words John Miller Informer

A Touch of Paradiso

Paradiso Place’s smart phone app give its residents control of everything in a single app (yes, just one).

The three glittering towers that will comprise Paradiso Place in Surfers Paradise are still under construction, but SPG Land’s flagship Australian development has already collected a swag of industry awards.

The $1 billion luxury development swept last year’s 5th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) with seven wins from seven nominations, including the coveted Best Apartment Development (Queensland) award.

Among the prizes Paradiso Place took home was Best Smart Building Development. This was due in large part to the development’s integrated smart phone app that gives residents everything they need to control in a single app, activated by a finger click or voice command.

“Most developers think of smart home technologies as an afterthought,” says Lester Lim, SPG Land’s Senior Regional Marketing Director. “What we’ve done is work at the planning stage of Paradiso Place to develop the Paradiso Place app.”

Paradiso Place’s app controls everything, including air conditioning, lighting, curtains and intercoms and connects with building management services to allow residents to book amenities and concierge services.

“With other developers, if they give you a smart lock from Yale, for example, you have to use the Yale app to open the door,” says Lim. “If you get aircon from, say, Mitsubishi they’ll give you the Mitsubishi app that comes with it, which means you need to open a second app to control your air conditioning.”

“Because we’ve planned this from the ground up, Paradiso Place’s app is integrated which means the same app allows you to control all the devices in the home.”

Each of Paradiso Place’s 258 apartments are fitted with a smart hub that integrates all appliances. Residents can ‘set the mood’ of their apartment before they arrive home or grant access to their guests remotely.

“Because we did the planning from the start, we also installed smart solutions in the common areas,” says Lim. “What this means is that our app allows you to send an invitation. I can, say, invite you to my apartment in Paradiso Place through the app. You will be sent a QR code, which you accept. When you arrive at Paradiso Place you can scan the QR code at the door for access. Or, say you have a function on Level 26 of the building. The QR code will allow you access to Level 26. The resident doesn’t need to come down to get their guest. They don’t need to buzz them in or make a rearrangement or whatever. Of course, for security purposes, the QR code is one-time use only.”

Paradiso Place Tower 1 opens in 2026. END

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