Why Smart Move Housing Is a Huge Game Changer
The home moves from the street to the building, and back again, and sometimes it’s not even the owner’s house that is moving, but the other occupants of the building.
But what if there was a way to make that process easier?
The answer is called Smart Move, a technology that allows developers to use sensors to track the progress of each house move and automatically adjust the space to meet demand.
“The key is that they track the movement of the house,” said Jonathan Coggan, CEO of Smart Move.
“It’s not the house moving, it’s the house.
The sensor is monitoring the movement and then it’s changing the space.
It’s like a smart garage door opener.”
Smart Move uses a proprietary software platform called OpenSignal, developed by a team led by Andrew F. Tuller, CEO and cofounder of Oasis Technology.
“When it comes to moving houses, a lot of times the process takes more time and more money than it could if it was automated,” Tullers said.
“So we built OpenSignals so that we could take the same technology, take the technology from Oasis and build it into Smart Move.”
The company is using its own custom sensors, called Ozone, to track every move made by its Smart Move sensor, which is connected to a real estate website.
“OpenSignal’s software is designed to be as close to the house as possible, but with more precise information about the space in real time,” Tully said.
The sensors in the Ozone are placed in the front of each home, where they track everything from the width of the windows to the height of the front doors.
Once the sensor has a complete picture of the space, the software can adjust the sensor accordingly.
In addition to the sensors, Smart Move also uses a camera and an algorithm to track changes in temperature.
Once a house is moved, the system can adjust its software to match the actual room temperature and to keep the sensor as accurate as possible.
When the house is empty, the sensors will measure the temperature of the room inside and adjust accordingly.
Once an apartment is moved and the owner moves into the apartment, the sensor will measure any changes to the space inside the apartment and adjust automatically.
The whole process takes less than 10 seconds.
“We know that in the real world, moving a house isn’t easy,” TULLER said.
But he said that the company is working on ways to make moving homes more convenient.
“With the Smart Move platform, there is no reason why a single sensor won’t take care of all the moving needs,” TULER said, adding that the technology can be applied to other types of infrastructure.
“Imagine if you were moving a truck or a train or a boat and your sensors all had to work together to keep track of the truck,” he said.
TULLERS believes that Smart Move will be a major factor in building affordable housing in the future.
“For the first time, there’s a way for people to control their home’s movement,” he added.
“And when you can do that, it will make it easier for the whole neighborhood to move together.
We can make it possible to move people’s houses faster and better.”
Tullerman said the company has been working with the city of Denver to help it with its implementation.
The Denver Public Works Department is providing the sensors to the company.
“They’re using it in their project that they’re building on a public street and the city is working with us to get the sensor up and running,” TURNER said.
This is not the first project from Smart Move Technologies.
Earlier this year, the company partnered with the University of Denver and the University Housing Initiative to build a similar technology in the city.
“In Denver, we’re really focused on building affordable affordable housing,” TURNER said about the partnership.
“As soon as we get the first houses built, we want to start moving in the next few months.
We’re building these houses so we can put people into them.”
With a market for homes that are easy to move in, and the potential for smart solutions to help solve some of the challenges that surround them, it makes sense for Smart Move to be one of the leaders in the smart housing space.
“You don’t really see Smart Move technology being used in other housing sectors,” said Andrew Tullern, a senior vice president at Smart Move Technology.
TULERS believes the company’s software could help homeowners make the most of their property and improve the living conditions in their neighborhood.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for homeowners, who are increasingly turning to digital solutions for things like safety, security and more,” he explained.