U.S.-based Alliance Residential Company has announced an initiative to enable 25,000 luxury apartments with smart technologies, using Nest Thermostat, Google Home Mini and other smart devices for energy saving and home automation purposes.
Alliance, one of the largest multifamily developers, builders and managers in the U.S., is leveraging its scale and partnering with smart platform provider Dwelo for the “Alliance SmartHome” technology package rollout.
The Alliance SmartHome package features the Nest Learning Thermostat and Google Home Mini, as well as smart locks, light switches and wall outlets. Control of all devices is centralized through Dwelo, an open platform compatible with a wide range of smart home devices, with convenient access for residents via the Alliance SmartHome app for smartphones.
The residents will be able to utilize thermostat and lighting control, digital home access and voice control, while the management office realizes operational efficiency.
Home automation in single-family homes has been trending for years, but apartment residents desire the same high-tech systems, according to Jay Hiemenz, President of Alliance.
“We created Alliance SmartHome to deliver the features our customers want while addressing the unique challenges of multifamily integration to provide a great customer experience and establish a platform for future enhancements in technology,” Hiemenz said.
Dwelo’s Platform Expertise
“Dwelo’s support and ability to scale were important factors in Alliance’s decision to partner with them,” said Brad Cribbins, President of Alliance’s management division. Dwelo recognizes that smart device rollouts are not purely about technology but also require a human solution for implementation and ongoing support.
To that end, residents will be able to reach a support team of Dwelo employees 24/7 and, thanks to Dwelo’s cloud-based platform, will always be on the latest and greatest version of the company’s technology.
Cribbins also notes that from a product standpoint, Google and Nest bring extensive ongoing development resources to the table, and that Alliance residents already trust in the quality of their technology and hardware.
Dwelo CEO Mike Rovito said, “We are honored by the trust that Alliance is placing in us by selecting us for this rollout. Moreover, our customers have always been our greatest source of new ideas, and at Alliance we are partnering with a group of forward-thinking people who share our vision for multifamily technology.
“We’ve already seen what the clarity of their vision can do: forging a collaboration between us and the folks at Nest and Google to make the world’s best smart devices available to those who live at multifamily properties,” Rovito added.