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How you can make your MDUs smarter

How you can make your MDUs smarter

As the trend toward upward-bound multi-dwelling units (MDUs) continues to grow with booming city populations, the desire for more exclusive, luxurious and high-tech units increases. Whether you’re designing, building or buying, this level of modern luxury is accessible, customizable and affordable if you know where to look. 

Smart MDUs start with the architect

The best way to plan for a smart MDU is to include the smart technology you know your buyers will want in the blueprints. Strategically place your outlets, structure all the wiring  and optimize connectivity for the best internet connection possible. Thoughtful placement and power capability increases the value of your units while allowing for minimal interior design disruptions. By wiring before the walls go up and considering features like built-in speakers, storage for entertainment features or a whole-home control center at the front door, design and convenience stay a crucial design element, without having to worry about unsightly wires or bulky equipment getting in the way.

Customized convenience

When you buy a home - whether it’s an apartment, condo, or multi-family residence - you want it to feel like home. There’s no better way to accomplish that than by making sure your MDU comes with a smart home system that can be personalized to suit your lifestyle. Custom climate control, security features and entertainment systems with personalized moods can transform your home into any space you need it to be, while keeping you connected when you need to be. Connectivity to the concierge desk and any entry points so that you’re only a touch away from communicating with staff and visitors, as well as round-the-clock monitoring ensure your safety and comfort. All of these features are even more attractive when you connect them to your smartphone or tablet.

The must-haves

Convenience, connectivity and energy efficiency are at the top of any buyer’s must-have list, but incorporating smart home technologies like climate control, automated shade and lighting controls means you can also improve your energy efficiencies whether you’re at home or away - and that’s just as important for the resident as it is the owner of the building.

Smart home automation also offers endless options that increase safety - from cameras at the entry points, to smart locks, to timed settings for your shades and lights - that protect the building and its residents inside. Now, residents can know what’s happening in their homes, while it’s happening, because some systems can even alert residents and building staff about potential fire and water damage before they become a big problem.

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Contact us today and let us help you plan for your next MDU. By incorporating the right smart tech, you’ll not only increase the value of your MDU’s, but you’ll keep your residents happier and keep them longer.