i-Neighbour makes better smart residential community

Modified 17 Feb 2021, 7:29 am

Smart residential community or smart neighbourhood is a fundamental component of a Smart City. The government's top-down efforts to promote Smart City will be futile without ready and functional smart residential communities as strong supporting base.

But what is a Smart Community System for residential? Aiden Teh, the Business Development Manager of i-Neighbour elaborates. "In brief, it is a comprehensive ecosystem that can manage, automate and connect people who stay, activities that happen and equipment installed in a residential community."

Due to their limitations, conventional systems are usually scattered. The essential components like property accounting, payment, visitor management, guard patrol, access control, CCTV, intercom, facility booking, management and more, all unrelated and work in silos. Worse, there are still quite many activities being handled manually in some residential communities. The manual method's shortcomings cause numerous errors, communication breakdown, inefficiency, and extra cost for both landed or high-rise properties.

"More JMBs (Joint Management Board) and RAs (Resident Associations) in Malaysia understand the importance of a smart system. i-Neighbour with its all-rounded components has started gaining momentum last year, at a rate to onboard 6 - 8 communities every month even during the CMCO and RMCO period."

"The market is sceptical when we first launched i-Neighbour in 2017. To educate the market better; we even published a book, and our efforts finally paid off. Besides individual communities, some prominent developers have signed up with i-Neighbour like IOI Properties, Putrajaya Holdings, Ibraco, Binastra, Thriven, Hock Seng Lee, from Malaysia, and Pruksa from Thailand, and MyHome from India. We have also extended the system to include developer modules like vacant possession and defect management."

(From right) Mr. Aiden Teh (second) and Mr. Teh Hon Seng (third) at a project site in Hyderabad, India

Amongst the growing list of i-Neighbour residential communities nationwide include The Light Collection in Penang, Atlantis in Melaka, Leisure Farm in Johor Bahru, Sentral Residence, Icon Residence, Sky Condo in Klang Valley and many more.

i-Neighbour is a brand-name developed and owned by TimeTec Group's Cloud Division. The cloud division has further expanded its Smart Community product line to comprise Smart Home this year. i-Neighbour can connect IoT alarm device installed in individual houses to the guardhouse and patrol system wirelessly. "When an alarm goes off in an individual unit, the guards at the guardhouse are instantly alerted to carry out patrol duty immediately to improve security."

Smart Residential Communities, a book published by i-Neighbour

i-Neighbour Smart Home devices are SIRIM, and MCMC certified and made perfect solutions when integrated with i-Neighbour Smart Community Ecosystem.

Please contact Mr Mo Shuan Jin (017-3668891) or write to [email protected] for more information. We also welcome enquiries from new housing development projects. For TimeTec smart commercial building ecosystem, please refer to

About TimeTec

TimeTec Group was established in 2000. Over 20 years, the Group had developed three homegrown globally recognized IT brands, FingerTec, TimeTec and i-Neighbour, for workforce management, security, smart office, smart residential and smart township solutions by unleashing the power of biometrics, cloud & edge computing, IoT and AI technologies. All these solutions connect and change the landscape of work life and home life in a larger ecosystem. Through a vast network, TimeTec Group distributes its biometric hardware products and 16 cloud applications, including IoT devices, to more than 150 countries worldwide. Visit our company websites at,,

Various renowned clients have subscribed to TimeTec various solutions including QSR Brands, Central Sugars Refinery CSR, Sunway Constructions, Mamee, Yakult, Nano Malaysia Berhad, and many more. The versatility and feasibility of TimeTec products also attract various international customers from all over the world, including Hong Kong, Dubai, Australia, Qatar, South Africa etc. that are using TimeTec as their smart digitalization tool.