Multi-site Apartments in Manhattan use Akuvox Smart IP Intercoms for centralised door entry.
Location: New York, USA
Client: Rivington Properties
Rivington Properties is a specialist real estate management company which manages and maintains a wide range of residential and commercial properties throughout New York. In particular, the company focuses on MDUs (multi dwelling units) throughout Manhattan, and the delivery of operating efficiencies and improved tenant relationships in order to maximise value for their clients.
Serving four apartment buildings in separate locations for a single client, the door intercom and access control system needed to provide full remote management across all sites; as well as providing the flexibility for frequent tenant changes across the combined 72 apartment units.
Covering four separate buildings in Manhattan and a total of 72 apartments, the client chose the flexibility of the Akuvox SmartPlus IP Intercom platform to provide property access management across all sites via the all-in-one web portal.
Rivington Properties created a community account to cover all four sites, allowing all maintenance tasks such as door release audits, software upgrades and intercom device status to be remotely carried out via the Akuvox portal.
Each site features Akuvox's flagship R29S IP Intercom at the main entrance to provide a range of access authentication options including NFC & Bluetooth, digital keypad and digital phonebook of residents.
Internally, each apartment features an Akuvox C315 Touchscreen Intercom Panel - allowing for video calls between visitors at the entrance and residents in their apartments and, of course, access permission from the apartment at the simple touch of a button.
With frequent resident changes in the leased apartments, the property manager has full control and the ability to remotely update user accounts via the SmartPlus Cloud platform. Resident profiles can quickly and easily be added, deleted or updated online, meaning Rivington Properties no longer need to worry about the hassle or security risks of unreturned access cards.
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.