Smart home management company Axius announced it will team up with property managers and building developers to erect smart homes from the ground up. Homes built under the partnership will be pre-installed with the Axius Hub smart home management system, and the company will provide needed assistance to the resident.
The Axius Hub connects directly to homeowner’s Wi-Fi router, establishing a security system and notifying users if other devices try to get connected to the home network. Sitting between the network and smart home applications, Axius secures user data via encryption during the transmission between the app and the server. This essentially provides a security mechanism used by banks.
In addition, building a smart home is sometimes complicated for homeowners and property managers. It requires knowledge on connecting devices, wall outlet location design and home floor layouts. With the partnership, Axius will work from an early stage with home builders, in areas ranging from floor plan design to smart device deployment.
When residents move in, Axius Hub will be already installed to help users set up and monitor all of their smart home devices. The company offers customer support as well, including proactive and on-call service to ensure customers’ smart home is working as intended and free of downtime.
“Smart homes aren’t complete after installation. Connected (IoT) devices are intended to make life easier, but can be riddled with vulnerabilities, inadequate security, and need to be monitored and supported. Most homeowners don’t have the skills or understanding to manage the complexity of their home technology ecosystems. That’s where Axius comes in,” said Colin Barceleoux, the founder and CEO of Axius.
The partnership program is being piloted with builders and property managers in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC and San Francisco. The program will support more than 500 units.