Intelligent Living through IoT Smart Solutions
Founded first as a lighting solutions provider for the Southeast Asian markets in 1997, SCT built its early success in the LED lighting category and counts organisations such as China’s Chang Chun Airport and Singapore’s Housing Development Board as some of its major clients.
20 years later, in 2017, a chance discovery of IoT smart solutions at an industry trade fair in Guangzhou led to the establishment of a new company, Smart Control Technology (SCT) – a spin-off of the original company. Its focus is on becoming a one-stop integrated IoT smart solutions provider that connects the intelligent needs of brands, developers, households and commercial developments to bring convenience, control, and reduction of energy consumption to its customers.
Said Co-founder and Director of SCT, Richard Chua, “We believe in smart solutions as a way to improving lives and lifestyles. Our vision is to become a comprehensive IoT solutions provider for everyone – connecting and integrating every smart device and platform in every household and commercial project, to bring comfort, convenience, efficiency and security to your everyday activities.”
Enabling Smart Homes
While the home automation industry is teeming today with new smart home devices, it is still in the infancy stage of adoption in Singapore. It is SCT’s aim to promote smart home living through the provision of smart products and smart home systems that will transform the existing living spaces into functional, smart homes. From the basic WIFI Series that connects and integrates seamlessly with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to remotely control existing household appliances such as washing machines and air-conditioners, to the more comprehensive Zigbee Series – a smart home system that powers the home intelligently through a wireless, low power consumption and close proximity mesh network – SCT has products that are suitable for all types of user needs, and budgets.
In the short time that SCT has entered into the IoT market, it has sold over 15,000 smart products through its e-Commerce platforms on Lazada Singapore, and their own online site within 14 months, www.sctsingapore.sg.
Some of SCT’s top selling products are:
• Smart WIFI Socket Power Plug 10A with Power Monitoring at RRP S$15.80
• Smart WIFI Light Bulb E27 at RRP S$16.80
• Smart IR Blaster at RRP S$16.80
Empowering Smart Industries
Aside from smart home systems, SCT is also focused on driving the adoption of IoT smart solutions in commercial developments such as retail and healthcare. In the last year alone, SCT has completed and fitted out over 70 residential, office, retail and healthcare projects. Amongst the commercial projects SCT is presently working on this year, is one to fit out an entire level of an elderly care ward in a local private hospital with 228 devices that can control the lights remotely in common areas including rooms, corridors and bathrooms. The benefits of connecting lighting systems and technologies such as cameras and sensors with features such as on/off and dimming, or even creating a calming atmosphere in a patient’s room, can improve not only the patient experience and outcomes, but also provides healthcare operators with capabilities such as tracking assets and people, analysing space utilisation, and reporting on energy use and maintenance requirements.
In fact, with its partnership with the world’s leading IoT smart solutions provider, Tuya Smart (Tuya), that was sealed in March this year, SCT is poised to become the leading IoT smart solutions distributor and provider in Southeast Asia. The move positions SCT as the first company in Singapore to provide “Powered by Tuya” products, a major milestone achieved by the company. In addition, through this partnership, SCT will be able to leverage Tuya’s technology and multiple PaaS solutions in multiple verticals to provide SCT opportunities for cross-sector penetration and to develop more smart products to cater to various consumers needs across different categories such as elderly care.
An one-stop IoT integrated smart solutions provider in Singapore that connects the intelligent needs of brands, developers, households and commercial developments to bring convenience and control to users through smart technology.
Its mission, “We make IoT happen” aims to integrate every device and platform in every household, office and IoT project to be smart, remotely controlling them with the use of multiple control systems such as AIoT, Wi-fi, Bluetooth Mesh, infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF).
SCT is the first company in Singapore to provide Tuya’s comprehensive range of smart solutions products, including smart devices and SaaS solutions.