There’s no denying that homeowners are looking for technology-ready properties.
And in a metropolitan area like Denver, CO, few have access to individual properties. Many stay in multiple dwelling units, like apartment buildings.
If you want to draw potential homeowners or renters to your MDU, you’re going to need to offer them what they want. Namely: automation.
In this blog, we’ll explore why laying the groundwork for MDU automation is one of the most important steps to running a successful property.
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LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR AUTOMATION
Some MDU managers will reject the idea of automation out of hand, citing that it’s too expensive.
But it’s not necessary to stock each room full of smart devices.
You simply need to make it possible for them to choose on their own.
By prewiring your units for automation, you can raise their value and provide renters and owners the capabilities they need to install their own devices.
TURNING YOUR BUILDING INTO A HOTSPOT
Another tactic for drawing modern renters and buyers to your building is to provide complimentary Wi-Fi.
By integrating a wireless mesh network throughout the building, each of your tenants can access free, fast Wi-Fi, leading to a happier experience all around.
And you don’t have to worry about anyone else accessing your network, because firewalls and password protections will ensure only residents can access it.
Another benefit of integrating an automation-ready network into your MDU is the potential to enhance security features.
You can go beyond surveillance cameras with fully integrated alarm systems, smart locks and more.
Alarm systems can detect anything from a potential break-in to water leaks and carbon monoxide.
And if they’re automated they can also activate other parts of your security system. For instance, if your alarm goes off due to a potential break-in, every access point can automatically lock.
Plus, you can maintain centralized control of each device, so you can quickly access real-time security footage and take action.
The systems are designed to help your security team and let your residents enjoy their stay in peace.
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