Mattar Residences is a new residential development located at Matter Road in Singapore District 14. This freehold condominium has 26 units and was developed by L.K.Ang Construction.
The big four smart home platforms — Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod and Samsung SmartThings — all support Matter. And the list of participating companies and devices reads like a who’s who of the industry. That includes lighting and electrics, heating and cooling, locks and security devices, blinds and windows and TVs. The CSA says it expects to add more devices to the lineup over time.
Unlike many other smart-home protocols, Matter uses the local networks in your home (Ethernet and Wi-Fi) and doesn’t communicate with the internet or “the cloud” except when it is using an external app like a smart speaker or voice assistant for control. This makes it more resistant to hacking and malware. Matter also focuses on privacy and has its own code of conduct that member manufacturers must follow.
Some individual devices will need to be upgraded for Matter, such as by adding Thread radios or replacing the existing firmware. For example, the smart light bulbs from Nanoleaf will add Matter support via a firmware update to its Shapes, Elements and Lines. Eve Systems will upgrade its existing product lineup to include Matter-compatible sensors and switches, including a new lineup of smart plugs. And Yale’s new lock will have Thread support in addition to the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios. matter residences