The Internet of Things, or IoT, is changing the way we live, the way we work and the way we manage our lives. IoT refers to a wide range of internet-connected devices that can communicate with other networks and devices that link to the real world. Most of us are already using IoT devices in our daily lives -- we use smart TVs to stream content, connected doorbells to see who is knocking at our doors and smart thermostats to control and automate the temperature of our homes.
And while IoT devices have been slowly entering into multifamily, senior and student housing with connected thermostats, lighting, door locks, water leak detectors and the like becoming more and more common in both new construction and retrofits, the next wave of technology will connect to more robust networks with software platforms that simplify and automate tasks and deliver extraordinary ROI for property owners, managers, maintenance staff and residents.
Watch Wilco EVP Brigitte Daniel discuss Security and Health Safety of Access Control with BRIVO Multifamily Sales Director of Smart Home, Mariam Rogers, at the TechHome Builder Summit
The Impact of IoT on Multifamily Living
Ultimately, multifamily is just seeing the beginning of the impact that IoT will have, and second generation solutions will bring significant benefits to property owners, managers and maintenance staff.
Featured Platform: StratisIoT
As a preferred StratisIOT Certified Integrator and partner WILCO enables the StratisIOT Software as a Service (SaaS) platform to empower property managers to focus on site management instead of managing access control system backups, upgrades and maintenance as a separate issues.
STRATIS is unique because it is the only access, energy and automation platform built specifically for multifamily and campus communities, with the focus on return on investment for property owners, managers, and real estate developers with the residents as natural beneficiaries.
Essentially the Stratis IOT platform enables better response times for maintenance personnel provides preventative alerts for property managers, increses energy conservation, mitigates damages in the event of a fire or leak, and increses security proficiencies for staff and residents.