Integration enables cost savings for builders and seamless technology experiences for residents
As alarm systems, thermostats, air conditioners and other home appliances become increasingly connected, the next generation of residents seek to generate value and convenience by creating a bespoke environmental experience based on technology in their homes. To meet the demand for such an ecosystem, Samsung SmartThings and CommScope RUCKUS announced a collaboration that enables landlords and building owners to deliver enhanced tenant and resident experiences.
Through this alliance, the RUCKUS portfolio of converged Wi-Fi 6 and IoT access points will benefit from Works as a SmartThings Hub (WASH) functionality, enabling owners to transform their apartment buildings into smart homes and residents of connect to thousands of devices across hundreds of brands. The integration will provide future compatibility with the Matter protocol, creating true interoperability by allowing consumers’ smart home devices to work together reliably. The SmartThings app will also be available in the RUCKUS IoT suite, giving builders and property managers a scalable solution in a single ecosystem.
“In recent years, there has been a change in the way people live and where they live. Residents are increasingly looking for buildings equipped with connected technologies to make life easier and more pleasant,” said Chanwoo Park, executive vice president and head of IoT business group at Samsung Electronics. “This partnership allows us to provide residents with the peace of mind and convenience they seek, while helping builders and property managers eliminate high costs and compete in today’s real estate market. .”
Nearly 75% of people recently surveyed by SmartThings said smart home capabilities are an important feature when looking for a home. As a result, developers and property managers are investing in the value of creating connected living experiences. CommScope’s RUCKUS portfolio of converged Wi-Fi 6 and IoT solutions enables residents to benefit from the connected living experience they have built into their lives.
“In 2022, we expect to see tenants making lifestyle choices that give them more freedom and flexibility. Real estate developers are responding by deploying technology that delivers convenience and value,” said Bart Giordano, senior vice president and general manager of RUCKUS, CommScope. “By connecting home devices on a single network, property developers are harnessing IoT technology that optimizes maintenance, energy efficiency, and an enhanced home experience. The collaboration between Samsung SmartThings and CommScope RUCKUS marks another step in propelling the real estate market into the future.
Create connected life and work experiences
SmartThings and CommScope RUCKUS worked with Picerne Real Estate Group, a construction and development company, to create connected experiences by incorporating embedded technology directly into one of their new apartment developments. The apartments in this development provide a truly connected experience for residents, allowing them to control their Samsung smart devices, adjust their heating and air conditioning, and turn on their smart lights from the SmartThings app.
Besides residents, property managers and maintenance staff have also benefited from the technology. According to Picerne Real Estate Group, property managers can save up to 20% on their electrical revenue by centrally controlling thermostats in vacant apartments through the SmartThings app. They can also automate routine tasks. For example, each apartment is equipped with a smart lock, which the property manager can control through the SmartThings app, allowing maintenance staff to fill out maintenance tickets quickly and efficiently. The result is increased efficiency and greater resident satisfaction.
“Since 1925, we have been at the forefront of building development and management. We are committed to maintaining properties, increasing occupancy, reducing costs and increasing free cash flow,” said Frank LoTurco, Vice President of Property Management at Picerne Real Estate Group. “We are thrilled to unveil this apartment building of the future with SmartThings and CommScope RUCKUS.”
Today, millions of customers around the world already trust Samsung with innovative appliances, TVs and more in their homes. With a vast ecosystem of compatible IoT devices, SmartThings continues to create a world of limitless possibilities.