8 buildings with 60+ Apartments in Brooklyn, New York use Akuvox Smart IP Intercoms for security solution.
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Client: Owner of Brighton Beach Avenue Apartments
The owner of a residential community located in Brighton Beach Avenue, Brooklyn, New York has a total of 8 buildings with more than 60 apartments in each building. The company focuses on the delivery of operating efficiencies and improved tenant relationships in order to maximise value for their clients.
The 8 buildings with more than 60 apartments in each building had an existing analog intercom system coupled with RFID access control system, however it was aging and presented a few problem, such as data loss in the long-distance transmission in such a big community, audio-only communication and poor expandability.
The owner decided to go with Akuvox SmartPlus smart cloud-based intercom solution. The Akuvox R29C IP Intercom 7'' Android doorphone was installed in the main entrance of each building. The Akuvox IT83A 10" Android indoor monitor was installed in the living room of each apartment. The best part for the tenants is the Akuvox SmartPlus App, which offers rich intercom features on-the-go, such as two-way communication with the doorphone and remote buzz-in of visitors.
The solution provides an excellent user experience. Property access management was made easy and efficient for such a big community. From a web portal, property managers can manage access permissions, audit door release logs and update tenant profiles of all buildings remotely.
For tenants, they can choose one of the multiple access control methods of the doorphone to get door entry apartment from the app, such as facial recognition, NFC and PIN code. Visitors can search tenants to visit on the 7" touch screen of the doorphone, which is as easy as using the phone book on a smartphone. Or they can simply present the time-limited QR code key created by the tenants to get door access.
Via the Akuvox SmartPlus App, this Smart IP Intercom system also allows residents to use their smartphones to receive calls, remotely open gates & doors, create virtual temporary PIN or QR entry codes for visitors or deliveries and check door release logs - all fully remotely from anywhere in the world.
Akuvox SmartPlus greatly satisfied the owner and the residents. Less building wiring lowered the installation costs over a traditional intercom system. Remote and centralised management of multi-site property access helps the company achieve the goal of enhancing management efficiency. And smartphone-enabled intercom not only improved tenant satisfaction, but also now sets their property as tech-forward buildings in a crowded marketplace.