LATHAM, NY – August 22, 2018 – Schuyler Commons is the first apartment complex in the Latham region outfitted with a comprehensive managed smart home solution for residents. A Burns Management property that opened in August 2018 and that’s located right outside the city of Albany, Schuyler Commons has partnered with Epproach Communications to provide its residents with a state-of-the-art managed smart home solution controlled via a branded Smartphone App.
The Managed Smart Home Solution provided by Epproach Communications consists of a wireless, multi-IoT-protocol product set controlled via a Smartphone App, branded as the Burns Management App. Using the App, residents can remotely control each product included inside the Epproach Smart Product Set. The basic Smart package implemented at Schuyler Commons includes remote-controlled door locks and thermostats, but residents can easily link dozens of other Smart devices to the system. Each device has the ability to be controlled via in-home voice assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa or the Google Home. Property management can manage and monitor permissions for each resident throughout the community via Epproach’s desktop interface.
“The ‘Smart’ tech benefits our residents by making their lives easier, saving them money by reducing energy costs, and allowing them to enjoy their favorite steaming services without experiencing any delays,” Chelsea Brady, Property Manager at Schuyler Commons, said. “Our management team loves the ‘Smart’ technology as it saves us time during the day and allows us to communicate with the residents effectively and efficiently.”
Brady also said that the ‘Smart’ technology provides their community with an edge over their competition in the area. “In our area in Upstate New York, apartment living has grown tremendously in the past 5-10 years, which means more competition in the market,” Brady said. “Offering something that no one else has – like ‘Smart’ technology – is a huge advantage.”
Schuyler Commons is providing residents with the property’s own branded Smartphone App, giving residents a quick and easy interface to control their Smart Home technology inside each unit. The App will also help to enhance communication between residents and staff via unified texts, emails and App notifications. The Burns Management App is available inside the Apple App or Google Play stores.
“The App allows our staff to distribute important messages to all residents quickly and easily, and that is highly important when we need to get a message to our residents quickly and don’t have enough time to call/email/text each person individually,” Brady said. “It also creates a sense of community among our residents.”
Epproach Communications is also providing a Gigabit network infrastructure to not only support the ‘Smart’ apartment service but also provide residents with high-speed, reliable WiFi and Internet service. Certified Epproach technicians installed Enterprise Grade 802.11 AC wireless access points across the community.The Epproach system provides service in individual apartments and all common areas. Residents are able to securely connect to high-speed wireless internet using a state-of-the-art managed WiFi system that is monitored and supported 24/7/365. This system gives residents the ability to connect securely across multiple devices and stream video in an instant.
“We are living in a world with ever-increasing demand for internet connectivity, and as we incorporate more and more devices as part of our everyday lives, we need better internet speeds,” Brady said. “Offering Gigabit WiFi speeds grabs the attention of potential renters. People are amazed that our internet speeds are not just faster, but blow the competition out of the water.”
The Managed Smart Home solution, the branded Burns Management App and the managed WiFi and Internet service is provided and supported 24/7/365 by Epproach Communications.