PHOTO ALBUM: Installation at Durham, NC’s First, State-of-the-Art ‘Smart’ Apartment Community


DURHAM, NC – June, 29 2018 – Last week, the Epproach team was on-site at 54 Station Apartments to complete the final leg of  installation at the ‘Smart’ apartment community. 54 Station Apartment Homes first opened in January 2018 as the first State-of-the-Art Smart Apartment Community in Raleigh-Durham, NC. You can check out our original press release announcing our partnership 54 Station Apartments here.

With their existing units already occupied, leasing staff at 54 Station are looking forward to the completion of the property’s last remaining buildings, and welcoming the last of their new residents.

Scroll through the pictures below for a behind the scenes look at the making of ‘Smart’ apartments:

The process begins with the installation of Wink Hubs in every unit.


Next, Schlage electronic locks were installed on the front door of each unit, and configured using the Wink Mobile App.

Last, Honeywell thermostats are installed and configured.

Ta-da! – A state-of-the-art managed smart home solution that is controlled via a branded Smartphone App.



About Epproach Communications

Epproach Communications is the premier provider of technology amenities for multiple dwelling units, including retirement communities, resorts, student housing and apartment communities.  Epproach provides the latest technology in a total turnkey solution that is tailored to the specific needs of their clients. A proactive, 24/7/365 support team offers support to staff and direct to end users. For more information visit or call 910-202-4700.

About 54 Station

54 Station creates its own legacy of convenience with its central location only minutes from Downtown Durham, Research Triangle Park (RTP), Duke, and the University of North Carolina. The Streets at Southpoint are just a quick five minute drive. Nearby restaurants, grocery stores, and gathering spots make daily errands and outings a snap. 54 Station offers you a serene setting that provides an urban escape that balances work and play. Our apartments provide the utmost comfort with granite countertops in kitchens and baths, faux stainless steel appliances, and luxurious flooring, plus thoughtful amenities such as resort style pool with grilling cabana, Wi-Fi throughout the property, off-leash dog park, electric car charging station, and Precor cardio fitness and strength equipment. For more information visit, email or call 919-937-9077.

About Brown Investment Properties

Brown Investment Properties, Inc. is a family owned commercial real estate firm located in Greensboro, North Carolina which incorporated in 1960. We are proud of our director’s and senior management’s 185 collective years of experience. And, with our team, having designations of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM),Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR®), and Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS), we are recognized among the experts in commercial real estate. For more information, visit or call 336-379-8771.