See house of the future

TELUS is bringing the 560 square-foot home to the parking lot on the corner of Duncan’s Canada Avenue and Ingram Street on April 15-19.

  • Apr. 13, 2016 9:00 a.m.

A “future home” that will showcase some of the most cutting-edge technology available today, as well as providing a sneak peek at smart-home innovations on the horizon, will soon be visiting the Cowichan Valley.

TELUS is bringing the 560 square-foot home, which is powered by TELUS fibre, to the parking lot on the corner of Duncan’s Canada Avenue and Ingram Street on April 15-19.

It will demonstrate the potential of state-of-art fibre optic networks and offer a preview of what will be possible when homes are connected at the speed of light.

The future home offers an immersive-technology experience that will demonstrate how technology can make lives safer, healthier and more efficient.

The home’s new technology includes biometric security systems that will allow people to secure their homes using facial recognition, smart fridges that will help plan menus and intelligent thermostats and lighting that will reduce energy costs.

The future home will be on location from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 15 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 16-19.