TELUS Future Home
TELUS is bringing the home of the future to demonstrate the life-changing potential of its state-of-the-art fibre optic network and offer a preview of what will be possible when homes are connected at the speed of light.
The Future Home showcases some of the most cutting-edge technology available today and provides a sneak peek at smart-home innovations on the horizon. TELUS collaborated with technology leaders including Samsung, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent to envision the Future Home and bring the near-term possibilities enabled by dramatically faster Internet speeds to life.
The 560-square-foot Future Home is a concept home built to simulate a small condo. It offers an immersive technology experience that demonstrates how technology will make our lives safer, healthier and more efficient than ever before:
– Biometric security systems will allow us to secure and unlock our homes using facial recognition; weâ€™ll never have to search for keys again.
– Smart fridges will help plan our menus while smart cooktops will guide us through new recipes with a step-by-step instructions and even calculate the nutritional value of our meals to make sure we stay on track with our wellness plans.
– A connected home office with an interactive touch table can make commuting a thing of the past and could be a lifesaver when weâ€™re too sick (or busy) to go to the doctorâ€™s office; instead we can virtually visit with our doctors over high-definition video conference.
– Intelligent thermostats and lighting will reduce energy costs; enabling us to control lighting and heating conveniently from our smartphones or tablets.
– Connected sensors and cameras will allow us to remotely monitor our children, pets and even our plants on our smartphones, providing parents with piece of mind like never before.
– Next-generation home entertainment will bring the movie-theatre experience right into our living rooms when the 4K ultra HD Optik TV experience is brought to life on an awe-inspiring 78â€ Samsung Curved UHD TV.
The Future Home will be located at 5670 East Boulevard, Kerrisdale B.C. (outside Kerrisdale Arena) and will be open to local residents starting Thursday, June 9 through to Sunday, June 19 from 11:00am â€“ 7:00pm daily.
All Future Home visitors will have the opportunity to enter a contest sponsored by TELUS, where they will have a chance to win a prize pack, courtesy of Samsung, which includes a 55â€ Samsung UHD LED Smart TV (retail value $1,600), a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 LTE 9.7 (retail value $600) and a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (retail value $850) â€“ no purchase is necessary.