Looking ahead, even though Smart Cities still seem a little far away, high-end smart condos are already a reality, called Triple A (AAA), as small islands in big cities.
Connected to breakthroughs and innovative technologies for unprecedented safety management, the Triple A standard, in addition to increasing the well-being of those who live in these condominiums, is proof that the possibilities are within everyone’s reach. The future is now!
In order to further explore this universe, Novo Luxo team chats with Valmor Fernandes, CEO at Teltex, a systems integrator who develops projects in Security, Information Technology and Digital Cities.
Novo Luxo – For Teltex, what does innovation mean?
Valmor Fernandes – Teltex is an integrator. That is, a company that looks for the most advanced technologies to solve a client’s specific problem, causing that technology to converse with the other solutions that our client already uses or needs to use. Innovation is, first of all, to be attuned to all new emerging technologies in the world, not just the Asian-American world. We have innovations in Latin America; in Israel; in Eastern Europe; and we have to keep up with what is emerging from all these sources. Second, it is to use an out-of-the-box approach when we are going to define the client’s project, thinking beyond functionality. That is, it means to predict all our client’s daily situations – that go beyond safety or automation demands – and see how the system we are designing will make daily life better, more practical, more pleasant and effective for the user.
NL – How to apply innovations today to achieve good results?
VF – There is no magic formula, and the good results come from a good project, which follows from: 1 – understanding very well the client’s needs and desires – and almost always these two points are not the same thing; 2 – getting to know the market very well to identify the technologies with the greatest fit with these needs; 3 – having capacity for implementation.
Of course, to reach this level of delivery, nothing is simple. We have 25 years in market and an incalculable investment in the qualification of our team, in the hiring of professionals who are market references, in travel and international updating missions. And all this is a constant at Teltex. It is an investment that few national and same size companies as ours can do.
NL – With consumers increasingly demanding, how to please and satisfy them? What are the main feedbacks?
VF – Delivering those three points to the highest level of excellence. Any level of requirement will always be satisfied if the client receives a project in which he realizes the value, quality and differentiation of the solutions, with adequate cost-benefit and no headaches in execution (getting solutions rather than new ones problems and demands). And, thanks to our constant efforts, these are the feedbacks we usually receive – satisfied customers with recognizably differentiated projects.
NL – What is Luxury for Teltex? How to offer unique experiences and differentiate?
VF – In the field of technology, we believe that a luxury solution is one that delivers cutting-edge customer facilities that simplify your life. Speaking of condominiums, for example, imagine a house without keys, moved by voice commands, open to recognize your face, memorize your schedules and adjust lighting and temperature to your habits and environmental conditions, which is absolutely safe for you and for your family. Imagine a building where you can release your visitors by uploading a photo of them, where the gates open when your car is approaching but at the same time they will not open if it is not you or your wife driving. Imagine all this happening without you having to constantly worry about security updates and protocols. That all this apparatus is also energetically sustainable, without impact to the environment. The possibilities are endless.
NL – How does Teltex see the future of technology? Give examples of innovations that are the face of our future.
VF – There is no way to talk about technology today without talking about artificial intelligence, the internet of things, wearable technologies and machine learning. From now on we will see interconnected devices, increasingly autonomous, with very deep analysis capabilities that learn and improve with each interaction with the human being. For example, in the residential area: we will have houses with a virtual control center, which can be accessed from any device, to which all the devices will converge: the system of stock recognition of the refrigerator, the cleaning engine of the swimming pool, vacuum cleaner robot, irrigation sensors, security cameras, internal presence sensors, smoke detection… Anyway, the entire house control will be in the palm of your hand.
In addition, we will increasingly have multi-tasking devices such as security cameras that can monitor pets and issue alerts if they are trying to leave the yard or automatically capture the faces of all people entering the residence, absence of the owners, sending the recordings by mobile. We can also think of cameras that monitor children and the elderly, giving warnings of falls, approaching dangerous places in the house, like tall windows, triggering a vibrating alert in the father’s smartwatch. As I said before, the possibilities are endless.
NL – Are there differences between technologies used in projects in Brazil and in Miami, United States, for example? If so, give examples.
VF – Basically, the differences are dictated by the financial question. The technologies are available for both countries and we have very easy, even by having an office in Miami, to bring to Brazil the same technologies used in the most technological condos in Miami. The limit, of course, will be the price, because we have the cost Brazil, the exchange difference, the import taxes, the cost of a much more specialized labor force than is available. The technology is the same, the accessibility to it is that it is still very different here and in the United States.
NL – What are the main differences between technologies used for residential and commercial use? Give examples.
VF – There is a much greater level of complexity when you think about commercial use – they are solutions that need to account for thousands of interactions per day. In the case of cameras, they are thousands of faces, vehicle plates and occurrences to be analyzed. The volume of data generated is much larger, the physical areas are much wider and more vulnerable because the people circulation is greater and constant. In terms of complexity, they are two different worlds. But technologies for capturing and handling images and incidents are basically the same. For example, the same algorithms of video analysis that one has in a PTZ camera that monitors great avenues, one has in internal cameras that monitor residences – compensation of illumination, definition of areas of interest, presets of movement, etc. The same iris recognition technology, which is used to restrict access in large data processing center, can be used to open your home’s door. The difference is in the robustness of processing required to recognize a family and their circle of living of 100, 150 people or thousands of employees, service providers, and others.
Source: Teltex | Novo Luxo – images: release (May, 2019)