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Perth disability housing to welcome smart home solution

1 May 2020

Quantify will install it’s smart home products into 10 assisted living apartments in Perth, thanks to a new agreement through Quantify’s West Australian stocking distributor, Fokused.

This represents the Company’s first new roll out into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) market since the installation for St John of God Accord in 2019.

The 10 assisted living apartments are being developed to NDIS standards by Sana Living and certified by Optimal Living Therapy. Fokused, and its installer, Limitless Automation, have chosen Control4 with Quantify Technology qDimmers, qBlinds and qPower products.

The Quantify smart switch complies with the NDIS 35mm width standard and, with voice control via the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, is a perfect solution for hygienic device control.

Smart home automation is ideal for those less able to look after themselves. Scenes control multiple devices at one time, meaning less physical touching. Moreover, voice activation and apps mean the residents do not need to touch the devices at all. With less touching comes a lower risk of infection, both for residents and for those caring or visiting.

Sana Living Chief Operating Officer Adam Sargent said including smart home automation was becoming increasingly important to include in disability housing.

Internals of a Sana Living 4-bedroom home.

“Our properties utilise smart technology and thoughtful design to be highly accessible and adaptable to individual requirements,” Adam said.

The 10 apartments will sit within the Velocity development (by Pathfinder Property Group), located in the heart of one of Australia’s most exciting urban revitalisation precincts. Cannington is a fast-growing suburb and government approved major growth area in Perth’s inner south. This vibrant location benefits from exceptional transport links, easy access to shopping, beaches and parks and strong demand from buyers and renters.

Internals of a Velocity Cannington assisted living apartment by Sana Living.

Fokused Director Mark Peterson said it was an exciting project to be a part of.

“We are delighted to be working on this important project that brings the benefits of automation to disability living, allowing the residence to live safer, more autonomous lives,” Mark said.

“The pipeline is strong and we look forward to bringing the unique benefits of Quantify devices to many more customers.”

Artists Impression of the Velocity Cannington apartments

What is the NDIS?

NDIS is an Australian Government scheme that funds costs associated with disability. Within the next five years, it will provide $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500K Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability.


This was originally published as an ASX Announcement which can be viewed HERE.

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