UAE developer Arada has announced that it will be developing smart homes as part of its Dhs24bn megaproject in Sharjah, Aljada. Smart technologies will be incorporated into every unit in the luxury Misk Apartments buildings, it said in a statement. The Arada Smart Home system will allow buyers access to features such as remote front-door access, 24-hour video security through their mobile phones, the ability to change temperature and lighting, and manage utilities. Homeowners will also be able to enable motion sensors within their apartments, and open and close blinds and curtains with a button. Each of these features can also be controlled by voice activation. The new smart system will be added to each unit free of charge and will be operated by a centrally managed and building monitoring system.